Cheers to 2018!
Well hello 2018!
Happy New year to you all, I hope you had an amazing Christmas with your family and friends and brought the new year in with lots of sparkles, but it is safe to say I was nursing a hangover on New Years day, but life is for living right!
I went on 2 amazing trips the first was Amsterdam for my birthday and then Las Vegas to celebrate my boyfriends 30th which I got to sky dive out of a plane, take a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, see a Vegas show, eat dinner at the top of the Stratosphere and create memories that will last a lifetime!
So 2017, what a year! A year that taught me so much and made me grow as an individual too, so I actually came up with 5 things that I learnt in 2017:
It's okay to make mistakes and learn lessons
I had made my fair share of mistakes and learnt a lot over 2017 I'm only human, this actually means without making mistakes I wouldn't of learnt from those lessons, this allowed me to be able to grow into a person that stronger and more wiser, it is completely ok to make mistake's some of them were a lot harder then others but the person I started in 2017 is completely different to the person I am now and I'm so happy with that.
I'm stronger then ever, grew a thicker skin and actually found out that I'm not made of glass.
They say you go through life finding out who your true friends are, I can confirm 2017 was that year for me. This is not negative at all because I now only have time for the people in my life that bring me happiness and joy. From my university girls, friends from past jobs, friends I have known most of my life all have been so supportive, loving, encouraging, patient, kind, caring, stood behind me, been there for me in my time of need, offered amazing advice, laughed and cried with me. Now that for me is priceless, money can't buy those kind of friendships and ones that I will always hold close to me.
It's okay to take time out
2017 swept me up and danced circles around me yes it was fun but for me I needed some time out. It is so easy to get carried away in day to day life and sometimes can get over whelming, so I learnt to switch off and just do me, it's not selfish at all because if you don't look after yourself first, how can you help others plus I got to read a couple of books I had been meaning to read for ages and just enjoyed doing things I love as well as spending more time with loved ones.
Self Worth & Value
I used to think of myself of just a piece of meat and that was how I was getting treated in return, the minute I found my balls in 2017 and noticed what I can bring to the table, I felt like the sassiest girl in the world! Sounds crazy but standing my ground and speaking about what I'm passionate about, has been something I've surprised myself about and I'm loving it.
How lucky I really am
I am the luckiest girl in the world because I have the most beautiful and supportive friends, caring and loving family and a boyfriend that spoils me and looks after so well. I have a roof over my head, something to strive towards, my health, my happiness food in my tummy, clean water to drink, everything else is a bonus! I am so grateful to have all of these things in my life.
So what holds for 2018? well I know its going to be an amazing year, seeing and exploring more of the world with my boyfriend, spending more time with my friends and family, growing my blog more especially now it's being viewed worldwide EEKKK!!!! I have written a list of restaurants I want to go to being a foodie, get a special friendship bracelet me an my best friend/wingwomen have been meaning to get for the past 2 years haha, Im just so excited for the future because the world really is your oyster, I'm looking forward to laughing more, learning more and making 2018 a year to remember for all the right reasons so I'm sending you all the happiness, health, success and love for the year ahead!