Saturday, 30 December 2017

Things I am Proud of in 2017

Add 'becoming a mermaid' to the list...

Hello! It has been too long. But I have done a lot, and to prove it I am going to list some of the things I am most proud of in 2017.

Because who doesn't love a positive post and some self-love?

Backstage before performing in 9 To 5

1. Performed in 2 musicals and a variety show, in which I sang a solo number
2. Performed 'How Far I'll Go' from Moana for Princess and Superhero day at work, and gained respect from my colleagues that I didn't previously have from them
3. Got a second job, this time in the entertainment business!

I was a mermaid AND a unicorn this year!

4. Made some lovely new friends
5. Let go of the toxic people in my life
6. Improved on my make up skills and looked great in lots of photos

Photo by @alexlloydphoto on Twitter

7. Got my own flat overlooking the city
8. Supported myself financially for the first time
9. Coped very well in both of my jobs and university
10. Met lots of drag queens from RuPaul's Drag Race, and even worked with some of them

Max from RuPaul's Drag Race - she was the sweetest!

11. Become emotionally stronger, whilst still being kind
12. Allowed myself to explore my more emotional side
13. Became a more honest person
14. Became almost totally independent from my anxiety/depression medication
15. Wrote lots of poetry (hopefully you'll see some in the not-too-distant future)
16. Became chair of the Staff Student Liaison Committee for my university's English department (I am head of the meetings and work with the staff on improving the department)
17. Read more autobiographies and became more interested in people generally
18. Improved on my film knowledge (something I've been wanting to do for years!)
19. Conquered my fear of exams (almost! I can be in an exam room full of people without freaking out)
20. Allowed myself to live without worrying about other people's judgements

These were some of the things that stood out for me - did you do anything similar?

Let me know in the comments or on Twitter at @bookfangirling what you did to make yourself proud this year!

We all need to remind ourselves sometimes that we have achieved more than we think.


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