Another year has passed, 2017 has had to follow a tough year in terms of politics and you’ve only got to look at Twitter to see another meme based on what Trump or Theresa May have done, which is both funny yet incredibly sad at the same time. But enough about that impending doom. As is traditional with my blog, I thought I would do a reflective post on the year.
2017 has been a year of changes, against all odds, I completed my degree, I ended up with a 2:1 which was my ultimate aim so I am very pleased with myself. But do I recommend university? No I don’t, and I don’t think I’m alone in thinking it’s overrated.
In September this year I started my first, proper 9-5, full-time job. Not in the industry I want to work in, however I am hoping the experience and the skills I will pick up will ultimately help in achieving this goal. In the last few months I’ve also become a member of the Leadership and Development team at a local community radio station, which is the industry I want to work in, so I am hoping these two things combined will stand me in good stead for my future.
In more personal news, this year I’ve met loads of my internet friends, some for the first time, and it has been a JOY. It’s been a long time since I have spent a day hanging out with a group of people, but this year I managed to spend a day in London with a group of friends and it was a lot of fun. I’ve also been able to see some old uni friends again this year which was lovely, one of which came with me to see Michael McIntyre at the start of this year, which was her first ever comedy gig so it felt quite special to be a part of that.
I’ve also had a very gig filled year, which is amazing. As I’ve spoken about before, gigs are my happy place so getting to go to so many truly makes me smile, and it doesn’t go unappreciated. If anything, I’m now feeling sad that it’s all over. It’s even worse when you don’t know when *insert comedian’s name here* next gig will be.
Thank you SO much for reading, following, liking my blog this year too. Keeping up with posting “weekly” has been tricky as you probably have been able to tell, but I hope you’ve liked what I’ve done. I hope you all had a lovely year, and if it wasn’t so good, I hope there were moments of happiness for you. Have a lovely Christmas, here’s to 2018!