My accomplishments for 2017

So, I haven’t written a blog post for a while – apologies! I’ve just been feeling a little….unmotivated!

I feel like 2017 is nearly over and I’m in the same position I was in last year, which I hate! I’m definitely the kind of person who likes to go out there and progress in my personal life and my career. So I thought it’d be a good idea to write down my accomplishments for the year.

Getting a new job

I’d been looking for a job since January and only just got something in October. I think this was one thing that really started to make me feel…a little low. I was constantly applying for jobs and employers would either not get back to me or I’d go to numerous interviews but miss out at the last stage! However, I stuck to my guns and only applied for jobs that I knew would be right for me. And actually, even though I’d had a handful of interviews this year and was left totally gutted when I lost out at the last stage, the job I was offered in October was the perfect one for me. I’m so happy I stayed fussy in my searches as I’ve finally got a job which entails writing, which I love! So if you’re in the same boat where you’ve been searching for a while, don’t give up – everything happens for a reason and you’ll get there in the end!

Experiencing the world

I love to travel. It’s one of my biggest motivations to having a successful career, so I have the opportunity to travel and experience the world. I love learning about new cultures and finding new places to fall in love with. And this year I’ve managed to visit Budapest, Portugal and will be visiting Madrid in December. It may sound like a silly accomplishment, but these places make me appreciate art and culture, and all these experiences add to my personality.

Budapest Parliament

Writing

Again, more of a personal accomplishment. But I’d been complaining for months that I missed writing as I didn’t get a chance to do much writing in my job. But I plucked up the courage to follow my passion and start a blog, even if it did make my anxiety go into overdrive with the fear of people judging me. And yes, I may not be the greatest writer, but I’m doing something I enjoy and quite frankly…I’m not really bothered about what people think of my blog anymore as I’m doing it for me, and nobody else!

Life

Yep, that sounds very generic. But everyone goes through ups and downs and this year has been a bit of a roller coaster. Not for any particular reason, I’m just a very sensitive and emotional person. I mean, I cry at ANY animal video I see on social media, whether it’s happy or sad. So imagine what I’m like when I’ve got a serious issue to deal with? Uh-huh, I’m a total mess. But I’ve powered through it with the support of my best friends, Matthew and Mojo.

The family

Okay, so I admit that these aren’t amazing accomplishments. But it’s better than nothing! And they’re pretty important to me.

So no matter how small of a step you’ve made, be proud of your accomplishments and keep going.  🙂

Junique x

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