2017: The Year Of Rediscovering Me

2017 winter wonderland outfit close up

Now it’s time to start wrapping up this year I thought I make a personal post that pretty much sums up my year. I feel like 2017 has been my year to finally start growing as a person & discovering what I really want. I’ve always been pretty scared of making big plans  & committing to them just because I am a worrier & by worrier I mean a complete stress head worrier. It’s not been the easiest journey but I feel like I’ve come to a really good stage in terms of who I am & where I want to go.

2017 winter wonderland outfitWhat I’m wearing: Hat: Missy Empire Jacket: Missguided Jumper: Missguided Jeans: Missguided Shoes: Topshop2017 winter wonderland close up

I can quite easily say 2016 was a pretty crap year for me; I had way too many downs compared to ups & I made huge changes to my life. I moved back to England towards the end of the year & started a new relationship so 2017 was my year to sort my head out. I really wanted to bring back the old me I’d lost in previous years & I’m quite happy to say I achieved that.

2017 has brought back my confidence that had hit zero & I started discovering what & who really made me happy. I may not be in the ideal situation living back at home (it does feel like steps back) but it’s giving me the chance to regroup & I’m actually in a better position than I was this time last year.

I’ve saved like a crazy woman & I’m really proud of that. I finally got my breast augmentation which wouldn’t have been possible without the support around me. I said goodbye to part time work & hello to the 9-6 daily grind & just got my shit together!

 2017 winter wonderland outfit All photos taken at Winter Wonderland 2017 winter wonderland outfit close up

I may not have reached all my end goals I set for myself this year but I’ve accomplished a few. I’m still a work in progress but I’m really upped my game this year. Maybe its the fact I’m nearly in my mid twenties but I really feel I’ve grown.

I now know what I want from my future & I’m going to work damn hard to get it. No more making empty promises to myself or silly plans that don’t go anywhere. I’m focusing more on growing slowly then beating myself up about not reaching silly goals.

Next year I want to work on not comparing myself to others & finalise a few of my plans I have in mind. I want to explore more countries & just let go of the worry surrounding money. This year I’ve realised I put way too much pressure on myself & that’s got to go. A little doesn’t hurt but no more punishing myself over stupid things. I can’t wait to get pushing forward & gaining more confidence in my decisions.

Shelley xx

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2017 year rediscovering me


    • shelley
      January 1, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Exactly,the goals I reached were important so I’m proud of that & well I can do the others when I’m ready! x

  1. December 28, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Well done for getting through 2017, and for your achievements. I hope 2018 brings you all the happiness!

    • shelley
      January 1, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Thankyou, you too!

  2. December 28, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Good luck with the plans for next year. It’s good that you know what you want as that’ll help focus your decisions 🙂

    • shelley
      January 1, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Exactly, thank you m’love

  3. December 28, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I’m so pleased that you’ve found your way back to a happy place this year and hope 2017 brings even more of that for you x

    • shelley
      January 1, 2018 / 3:31 pm


  4. December 28, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    You sound like you’ve come so far in 2017! Well done you! It’s always good to set out your goals, but do remember it’s ok if you don’t quite reach them all. Can’t wait to hear more of your stories!

    • shelley
      January 1, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      ah I know I used to put way too much pressure on myself! Thank you can’t wait to read more of your blog too.

  5. Emma
    December 29, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Ah it sounds like you’ve made really good progress over the last year and have some firm plans in place for next year too x

    • shelley
      January 1, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      I’m really proud of getting myself sorted! Thank you

  6. January 1, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Steps back aren’t always bad – sometimes you have to go backwards to move forwards! I’ve done that a lot over the past few years and I may not be where I want to be right now but I’m comfortable in my own skin and feel like I’ve managed to grow up a whole lot these past few years x

    • shelley
      January 4, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      exactly! I feel the exact same. I’m a lot happier now then I was so it can only be for the best! x

  7. January 1, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    I hope this year is your year hun! Wishing you the best of luck for 2018 ❤❤

    • shelley
      January 4, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      thank you! wishing you all the best too!

  8. January 2, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Well done. Love your outfit and hat.

    • shelley
      January 4, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      ah thankyou! I love this outfit

  9. January 3, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Congrats on your augmentation! Have a happy 2018, you look lovely!

    • shelley
      January 4, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      thank you very much!!

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