What I am proud of in 2019

Friday, 11 October 2019

The other day, I was on Twitter and I saw a trending tweet which said '98 days till Jan 1st, what have you achieved this year?'
And it which made me think...

What have I really achieved this year?
So let's break it down.

On the 5th of February, I handed in my 8,000-word dissertation, which I spent months slaving over.

On the 20th of March, I became a vegetarian. As I write this blog post, I am still currently vegetarian and I have been for seven months.
I don't know if it was from the stress of writing my dissertation and my final major project, but I became really ill and down during the last few months of university. 
After giving up all meat products, I rapidly started to feel better. 
And I haven't looked back since.

On the 2nd of May, I handed in my Final Major Project and this signified the nearing end of my degree. This photo was taken in a Pizza Express as I celebrated with my best friend by drinking espresso martini. 

On the 12th of May, I officially released my book 'Grow - Stories for 'average' foster carers', of which I sold over 100 copies. To some people, that may not sound like a big number, but to me, it is. I am an independent, self-published author and my book is linked here.

On the 13th of June, I found out I had received a first in both and I would be finishing my three long years of university with a 1st class degree.
And on the 25th of June, I graduated.

On the 20th of June, I celebrated 1 whole year of being with my wonderful boyfriend.
Thank you for one year full of happiness, love and support.

On the 23rd of July, I went and viewed a load of flats in Brighton and settled in a little flat with my lovely boyfriend.

On the 20th of August, I moved out of my little student house in Farnham and officially moved into my new home in Brighton.

On the 5th of September, I landed a job in my field. During this short period between moving to Brighton and being employed, I went through a lot of interviews. I didn't get the right vibe during any of these interviews until I found my current job. 
I am now a creative content writer and I am actually using my degree.

On the 18th of September, I got asked to become a part-time lecturer at my old university. Which of course, I said yes of course. Am I now doing a part-time and a full-time job? Yes, yes I am. 

Finally, on the 6th of October, I got my latest baby, Beatrix Bunny. She is super naughty and confident but also the sweetest bunny ever. 

I feel like being proud of yourself should part of your self-care routine. 
You have done amazing things, it is important to look back and feel like your accomplishments are worth talking about. 

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