Achievements from 2017: What I got up to

Achievements from 2017: What I got up to

When the idea for 2017 achievements sparked up in that little brain of mine, my initial thoughts were ‘um, Sarah, have you even accomplished anything remotely significant to be proud of this year?’ which ultimately left me procrastinating (for bloody ages, may I add) as to whether I actually had any achievements or not.

Before ruling out that how much Domino’s pizza I’d managed to demolish through the year, or how much money I’ve more than likely wasted on things I definitely didn’t need weren’t things I should be proud of achieving.. I decided to stop being a negative nonce and actually think of things I’ve successfully managed to achieve this year.. somehow.

Start a blog

Well, one of the first obvious achievements was starting sazsinclair! Back in March, I had no idea where this little blog was going to take me, nor did I realise how many fabulous opportunities it would open doors to and how much my life would start to depend on it. When my year started off with an ended relationship, I didn’t really know what to do with myself and blogging became something that I could put my mind to, when and if I wanted to – plus, it doesn’t answer back like a boyfriend does which is a definite perk. Ha.

After abandoning one failed blog and religiously reading my favourite bloggers whilst lusting over their pretty Insta’s, it was time to dive into the unknown blogosphere. It was somewhere I’d longed to be for such a long time but just didn’t have a clue how to get there. I am so glad that I was able to stick at this throughout 2017!

Rose Gold Peugeot

Got a new car

I was very fortunate that my parents were able to help me out with my first two cars, especially the second as I sadly wrote the first one off within 3 months of learning to drive. Fast forward 2 and a half years, and I was finally financially stable enough to look into getting my own vehicle and I had my heart set on a Peugeot 208. Little did I know, I’d be walking away from The Car People with a Rose Gold Peugeot feeling more girly than I ever have in my whole life. I got Polly in April, and I still fall in love every time I see her on the drive. You know, if you’re able to look past all the dirt that is. Living in a working farming village and having a clean car doesn’t tend to work very well..

Started to figure out just who I am

Leaving my teens and entering into the world of being twenty-something was a daunting step and I feel like I still had so much to learn about myself. I lost friends but gained some friends for life. I learnt so much about the people I want to be socialising with and the ones who only want the best for me. The ones who continuously push me to be the best version of myself (and the drunkest, at times..).

I went on my first holidays without my parents to Venice and Majorca twice, and felt myself becoming more independent without the need of others to be by my side every moment of my life. I’ve started to enjoy and embrace my own company, which I absolutely used to hate at the beginning of the year. I’m lucky enough to absolutely adore the job I have, and still aspire to be better at what I do every single day. I’ve learnt my strengths, my weaknesses, and how to use both to my advantage to push myself at everything I do.

Gondola Ride in Venice

All in all, I’ve had a bloody brilliant year and I can’t wait to see what 2018 is going to bring. Even though it doesn’t feel like I’ve hit that many achievements, I’ve certainly had some amazing times this year. Meeting so many new friends and starting a blog I now couldn’t live without is going to be a hard year to top, but I’m definitely ready to give it a good go.

Happy New Year everyone!

Saz Sinclair

2017 Achievements - What I got up to this year



  1. January 1, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Such a lovely post. You’ve certainly achieved in 2017. I have enjoyed reading your blog so much. Happy new year xxxxxxx

    • sazsinclair
      January 1, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Thank you Lucy! That’s so lovely, happy new year to you too!xxx

  2. January 1, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Yay to everything you’ve achieved last year! I hope all the positivity continues. I absolutely love your posts so I’m looking forward to seeing what else you do this year! It’s great to hear you’ve felt more independent- that’s something I really need to work on xxx

    • sazsinclair
      January 1, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you Jenny, that’s so lovely to hear! I hope you have a brilliant year xx

  3. January 1, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Happy New Year! Sounds like you had a great 2017! Congrats for everything! a blog is always so much work so it is a great achievement! best of luck for 2018 xx corinne

    • sazsinclair
      January 1, 2018 / 6:21 pm

      You too Corinne! Thank you, it certainly has been hard work but so worth it!xx

  4. Chloe
    January 2, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    I love your car!! A rose gold car would be my dream!! Congrats on all you achieved in 2017!!

    • sazsinclair
      January 4, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you Chloe!x

  5. January 3, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I am so glad that you have been able to reflect on the past year so positively, you really have done some amazing things! Your blog is looking gorgeous and I can’t believe you haven’t even been blogging for a year yet! Getting a new car is wonderful as well, and how blogger-tastic are you with a rose gold car?! That’s utterly perfect! it’s so wonderful to hear that you are embracing your own company and enjoying holidays without your parents, doing that is such a liberating feeling and I couldn’t be happier for you! wishing you every success in 2018!

    Abbey 😘

    • sazsinclair
      January 4, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      Abbey, this is so lovely of you thank you! Happy New year xx

    • sazsinclair
      January 4, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Aw thank you Chloe, that’s so lovely to hear!xx

  6. January 4, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    It’s always great to reminisce how far you’ve come in a year, as a lot can change! I thought you had been blogging for longer! Your posts are always fab xx

    • sazsinclair
      January 4, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Thank you! Thats so kind xx

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Thanks honey!! You too xx

  7. January 7, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    It sounds like you had an amazing year, and oh my god I’m in love with your rose gold car, it’s totally me haha. Happy 2018. xx

    Kristy |

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:19 am

      Aaah thanks!! You too xx

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