So that was 2017…

Normally at this time of year I do a round up post. I write about how the year went and about how well I did with the goals I set myself last year. It’d be a shame to break with tradition.

Here is how 2016 went for me. Not so good. 2017 has been a lot worse in some ways, and a lot better in other ways. Globally the world is still going to shit. Physically my body is falling apart. I busted my ankle in March – complete with an avulsion fracture. Then a few weeks ago I busted my OTHER ankle too. My IBS hasn’t improved… hasn’t gotten worse either though.

On the family front there have been ups and downs: long periods of not talking to some people, a couple of tragedies, and some fantastic news.

My store hasn’t really done well either. I was struggling with depression during the spring/summer and didn’t do any fairs. I decided to take the year off entirely and not do any Christmas fairs either. Changed my mind in November and booked about six, only to bust my ankle a few days before the first one. I’ve had a few sales though, including a couple of custom orders. And I’ve been trying to blog.

The blogging, you might have noticed, has not been going so well on the store front or the personal front. For most of the year I haven’t had much motivation, and for the last couple of months I’ve been a bit distracted.

Which brings me to the big news of 2017.

I started the year single and lonely, but I’m ending the year happy and mushy and loved up. And loved. Gareth is funny and caring, and nerdy and smooth. And he’s all mine πŸ˜€

And what of my goals for the year? Well the 10×10 games challenge lasted a few months, until I had access to more games and got sidetracked. That one kinda relied on other people too, and the gang preferred playing a wider range.

Finishing off some of the blankets I had in progress was kinda voided by the new blankets I started. I still have over a dozen on the go.

I’ve already mentioned how the IBS and store improvement went. And cutting my to do list went well, although I stopped keeping track of it sometime in September.

So yeah, it’s been an up and down year. Ending on an up. Thanks to Gareth and my friends I’m ending the year feeling happy and loved and positive. I’m looking forward to 2018. For the first time in a LONG time I’m looking forward to the future.

I’m looking forward to spending more time with Gareth, and with my friends. I’m looking forward to seeing my three year old niece Aislynn grow even more. She’s a wonderful, vibrant, delightful child and she’s such a joy to be around. And I’m looking forward to meeting my second niece/nephew that’s due in February.

I’m not sure about the global landscape, but 2018 is going to be a good year for me πŸ™‚

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About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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