I’m writing this a few days before Christmas, but when this post goes live it will be the day after Christmas Day. I’m guessing I’ll be at work daydreaming about the leftover turkey and roast potatoes, I’ll be eating when I get home.
This will also be my last blog for 2017 and I thought a nice way to wrap it up, is to reflect on this year and my thoughts going forward into 2018.
2017 has been a mixed bag. I got travel to two new countries this year, Portugal in February and Spain in June. I visited new places in Ireland as well and in May, I took a trip to Northern Ireland for the first time.
This year has been my best year for blogging continuously every week and that’s something, I’m probably most proud of to take away from the year.
At the same time though, not all my passions were fulfilled this year. Because of commitment issues I couldn’t give my full time to internships, I would have loved to do, since I needed to make money for my upcoming Erasmus. But I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, so hopefully 2018 will be the year I get to concentrate on that side of my life.
I had great opportunity’s during the year. I got to be in the audience of the Late Late Show, my friends and I got to be in charge of our colleges Feminist Society and I met new and wonderful people during the year.
I got to see amazing opportunities and changes happen to people in my life as well. My mom got to go on a holiday abroad with her best friend (it’s been YEARS since she’s left Ireland), my younger brother got his first job. I’ve watched my friends babies grow up and every time I come home from college I can’t wait to see how much bigger they’ve gotten, one of my friend is living it up in Australia (hi Róisín), and lastly my other friend finally got her thesis finished and handed in.
Though there’s been a few setbacks this year, in the grand scheme of things 2017 has served me well.
This next year is probably my most unknown year and I don’t know if it’s fate but I found this quote on Instagram, and I feels like it’s a sign to how I should treat 2018.
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that 2017 was a good year for you and if not, I hope 2018 is better for you.