What I am proud of in 2019

Friday 11 October 2019

Hello, welcome back.
I haven't posted in about...two months?
Which is so long but I am back, however, this post will be short and sweet.
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 eight 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 martinis. 

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 my dissertation and Final Major Project, which means I finished 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 too. 

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. 

* * * * * * * * * * * *
Shop this post:

Sandals: Paula Urban 

Necklace: Ally Jewerally 

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Join the conversation!

  1. Damn you're good with dates!

    I'm forever proud of you and you're amazing brain for dates

  2. One of my fave posts you’ve done well for yourself very proud over here x

  3. Glad you’re back to blogging! Such a wonderful post full of amazing achievements to be proud of. Still need to read your book and can’t wait to come and visit you! Wish you all the best with the rest of this year x

  4. You have sooo much to be proud of this year! Just like you I finished university this year and moved out and to London - super scary but a big step!
    Sarah x

  5. Well done Sarah! I hope you have had a good year x

  6. Oh wow some really great things have happened to you :) Xx

    Laura || https://get-ready-with-laura.blogspot.com/

  7. What a beautiful year you have had! So much accomplished! Congrats on your degree!

  8. It sounds like you've achieved so much this year! Lovely post x


  9. 2019 has been your year! Love that you have accomplished so much and started a new lifestyle by becoming a vegetarian. You keep on kicking butt! Keep it up!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  10. What an excellent year you have had! All good things take time and, when we do not look back, it is easy to think nothing has happened. For me, I am most proud of traveling alone. My trip to Tucson was the first time I have flown by myself, it was a big step toward change.

    1. That is amazing! You should definitely do a blog post about it!x

  11. So many incredible achievements this year! Congratulations on graduating with such great grades and getting a job in your field! I hope 2020 is just as kind to you x


  12. Finishing your dissertation and becoming a vegetarian are both incredible achievements! You should be very proud of yourself. I can't wait until my dissertation is done and dusted. :)

    Soph - https://girlvsworldblog.com

  13. Congratulations on your many achievements, you have had an amazing year! You've inspired me to document my achievements too.

  14. Wow, you have had an incredible year! Congratulations on every single epic thing you have accomplished. Wow, I'm blown away—from your dissertation to writing a book to moving in with your boyfriend to finding a career, you're killing it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! I hope you have had a good year too x

  15. Sounds like you've had a great yeah. Congratulations on getting a first in your degree and for selling 100 copies of your book ��


Comment away...

© Asher-Lee Tulip Downer. Design by FCD.