Goodbye 2017: marvellous moments of 2017 + salt & cheese rains on you

Have to admit, sometimes I wanted to carve my eye out with a spork, but there were some good moments, right?I’m pretty sure.

I mean yes, there was a orange crisis in America, where they also ran out of fake tan, BUT there were good things like. . . aliens didn’t take over the world! The sun didn’t explode on us! All is. . . well?

*salt* *salt* *salt* *salt*

YES IT IS OKAY WE WILL CONTINUE TO SAY THAT THIS WAS A GOOD YEAR. 

Let’s all just take a breath and let me tell you why 2017 was a good year for me. Because, obviously, I am the one and only queen, empress of the galaxies and your life revolves around mine. Again, some people may say I “exaggerate”. I do not.

Screenshot 2017-08-28 21.49.07 For one, I hit my Goodreads target!while this was only a smol target, I’m really happy that 1) I actually completed the target and 2) I read more than last year. I read 36 books last year (I knowwwwwwww, not very many (mainly bc I started the challenge in like, June) ) and I managed to get to 41 this year, and I hope to exceed it further!! (but The Raven King is killing meeee!!)

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I also got to 1000 followers, and celebrated 1 year of blogging!  

So my official 1 year is January 7th, HOWEVER, I did’t officially start blogging until the AUGUST of 2016. So, technically, I have 2????? BUT STILL. A year!!!! How crazy!! I never thought that in a year of blogging (NEARLY 2!), it would become such a large part if my life, and, that I would even make it this far!!

And guys!! 1000 followers!! I know that numbers don’t matter and all, BUT 1000?! It’s crazy and THANK YOU so much againnnnn because I never thought that it would happen to my smol blog! I’ve managed to get to know so many wonderful people that have been so AMAZING and supportive and I love you all so much ❤ ❤ ❤

Mate, pass me a lammington so that I can eat my feels.

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I visited the TOWN OF BOOKS!! 

While in Wales, I visited HAY-ON-WYE which has a total of 18 book shops!! Some secondhand, some new, some a mix of the two. Now, obviously, once I recovered from my shock induced spell of unconsciousness, I traipsed around the entire place, my mouth  so agape in awe I was ready to consume Niagara Falls as a source of rehydration.

It was marvellous.

WHY COULDN’T I STAY THERE. Honestly, why tho. stupid school, making me come back here. urgh.

SOMEONE PASS ME WATER I NEED TO HYDRATE AFTER ALL THE SALT.

I wrote poetry / started writing again.

The latter is very recent, only in the past week or so, BUT STILL!! IT COUNTS!! And if you really want to hear about it, you can check it out here because I’m really bad at self promo and this isn’t awkward at all as I link to a former post, nooooo. . . .

And poetry!! I can’t believe that I actually shared this on my blog because it’s so atrociousBUT PEOPLE ARE SO SWEET AND ENCOURAGING!!! Again, I love you guys ❤ ❤

Also I can’t believe I shared it because some of it is just genuinely words carved into salt and actually is. rjgnfkjgndfk my feelings.

I WAS FORCED TO ACQUIRE NEW SHELVES(!!!!!!)

GNDKFJGNJKFDNBJKFDB MAUAHAHAHHAA ME SO HAPS.

eevl.gifIMG_1882I feel that my blog developed??????????????????Is this a thing?

I don’t just mean in terms of appearance (thanks again ilsa!), but the quality(????) of my posts, and also, I think that I managed to find a writing style that’s more, me???? Idk, it just feels that I’m more myself now when I blog, more laid back / extremely intense shouting sometimes looooolllllll, and literally the definition of “chatty”.

Alsoooo quick reminder: my blog survey is still up!! you can do it hereeee pretty pleaseeeeeee??

I got to know so many marvellous people

*cue sappiness*

*cue cheese*

GUYS. You’re all so wonderful, and I appreciate you all so much, it doesn’t matter whether I’ve known you for 2 years, a year, months, a month, a week, or a day! It doesn’t matter whether you comment once, twice, idk how many times! I appreciate you so much for just being here and supportive, and it means so much to me. Thank you, guys ❤

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What are your highlights of 2017? Did you reach some milestones? What happened this year for you? Did you read your Goodreads? What brilliant books did you read? Any new favourite series?? Are you glad to be done with 2017? Let me know! 

(also, creds @ literally all the bloggers doing wrap up posts of the year that inspired this post!!)

25 thoughts on “Goodbye 2017: marvellous moments of 2017 + salt & cheese rains on you”

  1. aaahhh congrats on the 1k followers, you totally deserve it!! you’re reaching your second year of blogging soon, right? and I’m SO SO happy that you finally broke out of that writing slump!!! it’s the best feeling to break out of any slump tbh — but writing especially!!! again, your poems are BEAUTIFUL ❤

    this year, I think I definitely improved in my writing, both quantity- and quality-wise. I still have a long way to go with the quality of my writing (as does any writer, imo), but it still astounds me that I actually wrote 50K in a month??? FLAKJFL;AKSJDFLAKSD. and I also started writing poetry again, after abandoning that lovely hobby of mine for a year!!

    and AUGHHH I'm so freaking close to my GR challenge!!! literally just one book away aagaghghh. and I'm glad that you feel like you found a more suited blogging voice, Lu! I'm not really sure where my blogging voice lies — I THOUGHT I had it, but then as I meet new people, I take in bits of their personality to adapt for myself (if that makes sense) so my blogging voice is now a mess. but it's great that you've found your wonderful voice!! ❤

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    1. THANK YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!! ❤ AND YESSSS JAN 7TH!! Thank youuuuu mayyy! and yes the slump is semi going???????

      YES YES 50K IS CRAZY AND AMAZING. AND YOUR POETRY IS BRILLIANTTTTTTTT.

      I hope that you get to your GR challenge!!!!! AND yes I get what you mean because that’s what I did!! I got inspired by the people around me! THANK YOU SO MUCH MAY ❤ And I hope that you find your blogging voice soon too!!

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  2. It seems like you achieved a lot this year Lu! Congrats on reaching 1000 followers, that’s an incredible goal, and also congrats on reaching your GR challenge for this year as well. Maybe 40 books isn’t a lot compared to some people but it’s still a lot of books to get through so well done! 😀
    I am definitely going to plan a visit to the town of books now myself, it sounds like a place I need to go to just because of all the books I could potentially buy for myself, and I’m very glad to see you started writing again, this year was actually the year I started writing again as well so yay.
    Great post, and I hope you have a great 2018 as well. 🙂 ❤

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  3. Ah yes best thing that happened this year is that the apocalypse hasn’t happened…GREAT. I’m glad we all survived marvellous.

    And congrats on 1000 followers!!THAT’S AN AMAZING AMRY YOU GOT GOING ON THERE LU!! You are actually great and amazing so you deserve it so much aghh!!

    And thanks for all the cheese but what about us mildly lactose intolerant folk?! Can I get cookies instead??

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      1. Haha; I told my boyfriend once that I when I ever get to go to YALC, I’m taking all my old clothes with me. Clothes I plan on throwing out anyway. That way I can just throw them out before heading home again, with a suitcase of books and ARC’s and goodies!

        Thank you!

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  4. YAY for reaching your challenge goal!! (Do I always set mine low so I know I’ll reach it?? maybe) Also your poetry is greatttttt. I don’t know what you mean it isn’t good because it literally is good. Awwww, this is such a happy post 😀

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  5. I just reached my Goodreads goal tonight! Agh, I am so happy!!!
    Congrats on such a fantastic 2017! Yeah, the Orange has kind of bummed this whole year away.
    But books are better than real life, right???
    And you visited the book town in Wales! #jealous And so many blogging highlights!

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  6. I think the biggest highlight of the year for me was that I started my blog…
    I honestly don’t even know what I read this year, but I know I read some pretty awesome books! Actually, I’m pretty sure almost every YA book I’ve read has been this year, because I think I only just started getting into YA in January… I can’t believe it hasn’t even been a year yet though, because now I read almost entirely YA…
    And yes, I finally completed my Goodreads challenge! I knew I would, but I was still sort of concerned about it, so I’m glad to be done.

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