Reflecting on 2017.

2017 was one of the most emotional years of my life. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting, so I thought I’d reflect on my year, but also put in the happy times and show you photos along the way. 

I feel in 2017 I possibly cried more than I laughed, which is why I actually wanted to write this post, to look back on and prove that life can get a little muddled up for a while, but fall right back where you want it.

My life pretty much went like this in 2017.. happy, sad, sad, sad, sad, just getting by, sad, happy. It was a really confusing time for me, and there is nothing worse than being super happy with everything in your life and then everything around you crumbles and you come crumbling down with it. Now, even though I had more bad days, I was happy during those sad days. My boyfriend definitely can make any rainy day sunny and my best friends all pulled together no matter where in the world they were! But, you know when even you can’t quite understand why nothing is making you feel happy.. that’s how I felt for a portion of the year, maybe even 4 months or so.

The bad times

Health. I wanted to shout from the rooftops at why the world can be so cruel and give the best people the worst sickness. My family definitely last year had all the bad luck, and it’s still something to this day that really brings me down when I think of the sick people in my family, but as they say, life has to go on and you shouldn’t sit and grieve when what’s there isn’t gone yet. So, my pact for this year is to stop crying over it and spend more time with family, make more effort, gather everyone up and sit around the tv watching rubbish talk shows or take out a board game and laugh until you cry. Family may always be there for you, but unfortunately the people in it aren’t around forever.

Also something else I learnt this year while going through the bad times is that some people just don’t care. I’m not talking about friends or family. It’s the people that are in your day to day life, that don’t think that, that person might have something going on, or lost someone etc etc. They think of only them and don’t tend to realise just how hurtful they can be. That’s why another thing for 2018 is to never look at someone and think ‘they are happy, and have a great life’ as 9/10 every single person you walk past has something going on in their life that isn’t great. Just be kind. It’s simple.

The good times

Throughout all that though, I had the best times with friends and family. I had a night out with my best friends from school in January, went to Olly Murs with my Mum and Auntie and had a little too much cocktails, had a night out for Louise’s birthday and remembered why never to shot whisky, went to download festival with my boyfriend and friends, Oban live, spent my 23rd birthday with old and new friends, met a friend for life, went tree climbing even though I hate heights, started youtube and vlogged for the first time, moved into a new place with Colin,  celebrated 3 years with Colin, my best friend came home from Norway for a few days, went to a Papa Roach gig last minute, hit 100 and 200 subs on youtube, Met Tom Fletcher, Went to Little Mix, reunited with family who I haven’t spoken to in years and spent an amazing Christmas and New Year with family and friends.


Through all the bad times, the good times definitely made up for it! WHAT A YEAR! I wonder what 2018 will bring?




  1. January 19, 2018 / 10:47 am

    That’s a lovely post and beautifully written, thank you for sharing 💕
    I hope 2018 will give you more of those happier days than sad ones! ☺️

    • karinahe
      January 20, 2018 / 2:17 pm

      Thank you lovely!!

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