Saturday, 30 December 2017

Lifestyle | 2017 A Year in Review

Lifestyle | 2017 A Year in Review Dominican Republic Hammock Shot

2017 as with every year has had it's ups and downs personally and on a world-wide scale. It feels like it was only a few weeks ago that I was writing down my goals for the year.

The changes I've seen in 2017 have been huge. For instance, this time last year I was intent on shopping the Christmas sales for the best shoes, bags and clothes to expand my wardrobe, this year I've spent it searching for the best bargains on ironing boards, kitchen bins and furniture. It feels very grown up all of a sudden. Rather than spending the week between Christmas and New Year in my pyjamas, full of cheese and with no idea of what day of the week it is, this year I've been at the bank closing ISA's, reading contracts and making list upon list of things still left to do. Whilst still full of cheese - I couldn't resist.

I've learnt new skills this year, finished my HNC and started at university. I've got my first university marks back which I am more than pleased with and I hope I can carry these through to the next 2 years.

Blogging Achievements


2017 was the blog's most successful year yet, and I am so proud. I actually had my first collaboration come through and have since had a few more working with really wonderful brands such as John Freida.

Last year I set out that I wanted to feature more Fashion on the blog which I feel that I've achieved and I feel like overall I have a better handle on managing my time between blogging, full time work and part-time study.


Lifestyle | 2017 A Year in Review Palm Trees in the Dominican Republic

Top 6 Highlights


1. Two amazing holidays to Lanzarote and the Dominican Republic 
2. Seeing Coldplay in concert in Cardiff and feeling the stands shake from all the crazy dancing
3. Finishing college with top marks, starting university and getting my first assignment marks back
4. Learning to ski here in the UK
5. Celebrating my Gran's 90th birthday with her
6. Starting Cross Candle Co and actually having sales!

2017 in Numbers


Number of Bucket List Goals Completed: 3
Number of Countries Visited: 3
Number of Weddings Attended: 1
Number of Concerts Attended: 3
Rugby Games Attended: 2
Tennis matches attended: 2
Theme Parks Visited: 2
Spa Trips: 2
Number of Blog Posts: 74
Number of Houses bought: 1 (unofficially)

Change in Social Media Numbers:

Instagram: 266 - 858 (+592)
Facebook: 0 - 127 (+127)
Twitter: 232 - 705 (+473)
Bloglovin': 44 - 197 (+153)
Pinterest: 14 - 112 (+98)

Bucket List Items Complete

002 - Learn to Ski
015 - Learn the Basics of Ballet
067 - Give Blood

Lifestyle | 2017 A Year in Review Hanging in a Hammock, White Bikini

Overall I feel like I have achieved so much this year and I am nearly bubbling over with excitement for 2018. Theres so much already in the calendar which I am over the moon about. Make sure to pop back to the blog on New Years Day to see what I have planned for the new year ahead and what goals I'm setting for myself, and the blog to make 2018 the best year yet. 

You can follow on Bloglovin', Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to stay up to date with what the new year brings and all the latest posts. 

Here's to an amazing 2018. What did 2017 bring for you? Was it successful? I'd love to know. Leave me a comment below. 


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