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!
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.
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!