Ah look, a reflective post about the past year – how unexpected! (It actually is unexpected from me as I’m averaging 1 post a month since getting a full time job!)
It’s the Christmas holidays and that always calls for a sentimental look back at the past year, along with longing and hopeful dreams of the next year to come. So… I’m doing the same thing!
I’ve got a lot to look back on this year – reaching 22 years of age, going on 19 flights, visiting 7 countries, doing 1 bungee jump, 1 stunt plane flight, 1 house move and getting a brand new full-time job. Add on a bunch of other adventures which I can’t note down in number form and you’ve got my 2017.
I started 2017 in a dream job, dog sitting and spending every day with a beautiful puppy, before I left to fly off to Thailand and start living another dream. My travelling adventure consisted of 6 countries but sadly, 3 months later, I was heading back to the UK, where I was for a short while before jetting off to turn 22 in Crete. A week later, I was back in the UK again and job hunting before landing a writing job with Harrods! Skip through the last three months and I’m now a successful Junior Online Copywriter for the store’s website. Plus, I’m currently writing this in Florida where I’m spending Christmas before getting back to London in time for New Years. A pretty damn good year, right?
My 2018 will definitely mean a whole lot less travelling as it will be hard to fit in another 19 flights, 6 countries and bunch of new cities alongside a full-time job! But that’s okay because I got to do amazing things this year and one day I’ll do it all over again – but for now, it’s career time! I do have a few little things planned for the year ahead but mostly it’s gaining some incredible experience in my first related job role since gaining my degree!
It’ll be sad to say goodbye to this year as it’s been such a good one, but it already feels like so long ago since I was on the other side of the world.
Thank you all for reading this past year, I appreciate everyone who takes the time to browse or even skim through any of my posts and if it has meant that anyone has learnt anything about Cystic Fibrosis, then that means my aim is complete! During 2018, I will continue to post and update the blog about new adventures or struggles (CF related), even if they’re less regular now I’m a working girl!
Happy New Year to all!