2017 – A recap

I did not expect December to get so busy. Blogmas kind of fell apart, but I did write more than I thought I would, so that is okay. I was thinking about how 2017 has been to me, or what I decided to make of it. So here is a little recap of how 2017 went for me.

I recently graduated college and was hunting, scouring for a job. I finally got on towards the end of January. I managed to move up in positions from part-time, to full-time, and then to the lead at a department store. I worked online for a bit in addition to that too.

Adjusting from going to school and being instantly rewarded for work with grades and praise for being so smart to being degraded in a retail job and expecting to just know how to do adult things was weird. I am still dealing with those feelings.

It is also weird because in college I had schoolwork, work, was constantly with friends. Then I went to working, going home, going back to work … It was … different. Going to the senior ball this year made me really miss college, but it was nice to finally have that send-off feeling.

I got more into makeup and feel like a have a way better grasp on how to use it. Sephora may own my life now, but at least this was my best looking year.

I also got to bake quite a few different things, which was cool because that is a skill I would like to continue to experiment with.

I started this blog this year. It was something I started because I wanted to be sure I was writing. I might not always be working on my novel, but at least I was writing something. It didn’t take off or become big, but I am happy with it. And that’s really all that matters.

I read the Harry Potter series which was one of the highlights of my year because i had never gotten the chance to read them.

I did get the opportunity to go to some awesome concerts. I used to be not so great at going to crowded events, but now I don’t even get nervous. I even drove a far-ish distance and went to a concert with friends I never went to a concert with before. And that is an accomplishment in itself. I even went to New York by taking a train with friends, which is something I never saw myself doing without getting sick. But I did it. And I saw Kinky Boots and experienced soup dumplings because of it.

I finally got to go to Washington D.C. like everyone else got to for school trips.

Two of my friends have finished novels and I get/got to read/edit both. This excites me because I love to be a part of the writing process and having another writing comfortable enough to share their work with me and to trust me enough for good and honest feedback is touching.

I have been trying new things, new foods, going places. Which typically these things would make me feel weird or ill but I feel … normal, I guess. This might sound weird to some people, but I am happy that I can do fun things without having unnecessary worries or doubts about it.

This year had to be the least stressful when it came to the holidays as well. Normally I have high stress and feel so uncomfortable. But I spent most of the holidays with my boyfriend’s family and honestly I felt so at ease.

This year has been bogged down by my mentality. I have been thinking about who I want to be and where I think I am supposed to be at this point in my life, and these disappoints have been overshadowing the good things that have happened so far. I don’t want to think like this anymore.

I want there to be good things this year. I I want them to outshine the rest. Even if I don’t accomplish a single one of my goals like I did this year.

So 2018. Here’s to something.

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