If you had told me this time last year that I would be sat in my own house, cuddling my own little kitten whilst typing up a post on the year gone by, I would have laughed in your face. 2017 really has been such a good year for me. It makes such a nice change to look back on a year and not be reflecting on sadness, which is what the past couple of years have been like. I know you have to take the rough with the smooth, but it is so nice to have some smooth for once. There have been 3 major things that have happened to me this year, a few bits in between but I would say these 3 have been pretty life-changing for lil old me.
Buying a House
I never dreamt in a million years that me and Lewis would be in the position that we are now. It feels so surreal even just thinking about the fact that we now live together. I am eternally grateful for how lucky we have been, everything just seemed to click into place this year and I can’t thank everyone enough for all of the support we have had along the way. I’m not going to lie, moving out was really tough for me at the beginning, I had never really been away from my parents and then all of a sudden that was it. Things have definitely got easier over time though, helped by the fact that they literally just live around the corner so if I feel homesick I just pop in for a tea.
When we moved in together, I knew that it wouldn’t be long before we got a little furbaby. The day we picked up Meowth, my life absolutely changed. I can’t even describe how much I love her, she came along at a time when work was making me feel pretty low and I couldn’t pull myself out of it. Then one look at her little face and all of my troubles seemed to just lift, she looks at me like she is staring straight into my soul and understands every word I am saying to her. I know people say that cats are independent, but this little baby hates being on her own. She follows me around everywhere and I just feel so loved. Don’t get me wrong, she is the biggest pain going, we’ve discovered that she is probably half Bengal, so is the most destructive, chaotic little thing going. She has destroyed our wallpaper, swings on the curtains and jumps in the shower with you, but I honestly wouldn’t have her any other way.
Getting a New Job
I realised this year, that sometimes you have to remove yourself from an environment that is no longer making you happy. I used to love my old job and this time last year I would never have even dreamt about leaving, but sadly things change. My work friends were all so lovely, but I felt exhausted every evening, I didn’t want to blog, leave the house or even communicate and it honestly felt like I was being zapped of all of my energy. Being nice gets you nowhere and sadly I have learnt this the hard way…again. Anyway, I started my new job just before Christmas and I have no regrets at all. Everyone has been so welcoming and I’m starting to feel genuinely happy in myself again.
I feel so blessed for all of the good things that have happened to me this year, it is so nice to be able to recap on a positive year for once. As you can imagine, it has been a bit of a manic year and the way that I am, I just can’t help thinking that things are going to start going wrong. I truly hope not though, as I love life right now.
I hope you all have a truly magical 2018, filled with lots of love, kindness, warmth and laughter. Sending so much love, see you on the other side! ♥