A Look Back On 2017

2017 has, for me personally, been a pretty good year. Obviously globally its been somewhat of a disaster, but some great things have happened to me this year and I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a person.

I started 2017 in a new house with no friends outside of Rich, who doesn’t really count since he’s my boyfriend. I had very little confidence, my anxiety was worse than ever and my depression was in one hell  of a slump. I still worked on my self though, I’ve put so much effort into self care and challenging myself.

I’ve made the best friends I’ve ever had this year, they’re people that absolutely fill me with joy and constantly make me laugh. They’re supportive and kind and they drive me to be the best person I can be. It’s with their support and their encouragement and love that I’ve been able to grow so much.

I’m going into 2018 more confident and with a more positive outlook on the future. I leave my house almost every day now and I see at least one friend almost every week. Mental health is still a struggle but I managed to go and talk to my GP and get put on meds that I’m managing to actually take when I should and I’m on a waiting list for some therapy so that I can continue to work on myself in the coming year.

The first half of 2017 wasn’t great, it was mostly boring and lonely, but the last half has been full of hugs and laughter and good times and I feel like thats how the whole of 2018 is going to be!

Best of luck in the following year for everyone, I hope you all have a great one full of happiness and good things!

-Dana

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