2017 Highlights & New Year Thoughts

2017 has been one of the most difficult years of my life, but equally the most transformative and rewarding. It was a year in which my sense of self was knocked down again and again, but in these moments of uncertainty and loss I learnt more about myself than ever before and grew exponentially in the process.

I went from struggling to find the beauty and motivation in the everyday to revelling in it. Losing my sense of comfort in how I understand the world (and myself) forced me to re-evaluate my priorities and learn to cherish and prioritise what really matters to me.

Before I talk about what I have learnt from 2017 I wanted to share some highlights of my year:

  • I had incredible experiences travelling to Florence, Montreal and Tilburg in the Netherlands for the first time

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Room Tour

This weekend I headed back to Exeter ahead of my last year of university and moved into my new apartment! The moving and unpacking part was hectic but I really enjoyed decorating and getting settled into the place. Last year I had a small room with a single bed so I’m thrilled to have a bigger room this year, there’s so much space I don’t know what to do with! I love being on the top floor under the roof as well, it makes the most relaxing sound when it rains. I thought I’d give you guys a lil’ room tour, let me know what you think ♡

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Currently I am… August Edition

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d make my ‘currently’ posts a monthly event as a fun way to see how I change with the seasons, and because I’d love to hear what is going on in your lives as well! Since the 4th of August, I’ve been travelling around Peru with my family and it has been such an incredible experience. There will be lots of posts about Peru soon, but until then here is a snapshot of what is currently going on in my life/heart/brain:

Listening: ‘Islands’ album by Bear’s Den

Reading: ‘Crossing Stones’ by Helen Frost (first book in ages that genuinely moved me to tears)


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