2017 has to be one of the craziest years of my life. It was odd, to say the least. I have never felt so happy and so low all in such a short space of 12 months. SO many things happened in 2017 that completely changed my life.
First of all, I finished sixth form. I absolutely hated sixth form, it was without a doubt the worst 2 years of my life. It drained me of all my energy and each day I would go home feeling a little more lifeless. It was an extremely stressful 2 years, particularly year 13. It felt like I was in my own bubble and nobody could understand how I was feeling. Constantly asking for help and not receiving it is frustrating, especially when you’re wanting nothing but to be the best you can possibly be. It was hard and I’m so glad its over. Onward and upwards.
Next, the Manchester attack. I never in a million years would’ve thought I’d be involved in one of the largest terror attacks… especially not at my favourite artists concert… like what??? even now I’m in shock. Still doesn’t feel real. Each and everyday I still think about the events that happened that night and I still have that hole in my heart. I don’t think its going anywhere anytime soon. However, I do try to make light of the situation. I have without a doubt come out of it a better person. I am much more grateful, respectful and happier. What’s the point in dwelling on the past? It has definitely taught me to have a ‘just do it’ kind of approach on life.
One of my 2017 goals was to get a part-time job and I did just that! I finally found a job and I am honestly so happy with it. I love everyone there and it just makes me super happy! The pay is good, the staff discount is amazing and I wake up excited to go! I love it.
I also got my first car! My Granddad was kind enough to give me his car for my 19th birthday and I could not be any more grateful. I am still sorting out insurance and tax but hopefully I will be on the road by the end of this month! exciting times!
Putting the attack aside, I saw Ariana again! Twice in the space of 2 weeks, it was incredible. I adore her and just watching her perform makes me so happy. I am the happiest when I attend her concerts. One Love Manchester was very emotional but seeing her again after what happened and seeing what she did for Manchester made me so proud.
I also went to a few other concerts. I saw Drake in February and got upgraded to standing for free, which make the experience a million times better and then I saw Zara Larsson in October. I must say she is an incredible performer and she has a huge career ahead of her. I also met her after the show, she is SO nice and we spoke and laughed with her for a bit.
Overall, 2017 was a weird year but without the terrible experiences I had, I wouldn’t be the person I am now. So thank you 2017 but 2018 is going to be my year! I can’t wait.
Let me know in the comments what your goals are for 2018!
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