Hello lovelies! I cannot believe that 2017 are nearly over, the year has flown by. 2017 has been a year full of new things, the end of somethings, life lessons, achievements and life in general. This is my Look Back On 2017! 2017 was one of the best and worst year of my life so far but you live and you learn!
January was one of the best months of 2017. As they say. start the year off with a bang. I started to online date again which I went on plenty of dates and was so close to giving up on it. One day, I went online on Plenty of Fish and messaged this guy as I seen he was online. I messaged and got an instant reply which I wasn’t expecting. Turns out he was online just to check and wasn’t looking for anyone. I messaged him and we got talking at the end of January. This guy was called James – might sound familiar. We talked non stop for days on end.
I also got on a horse for the first time in years which was amazing. I had to stop horse riding due to being ill and I thought that I would give it a go again. I am so glad I did as it’s something that I thought that I would never do again. It got me straight into the swing of things again.
I did YouTube a good bit for this month but then I stopped.
I was still at college at this stage. I did my first presentation which I was so proud of myself for doing as I used to have a really bad stammer and never would’ve gone up to speak in front of an audience. I actually passed the presentation and went on to get a distinction in the whole module that I was doing. I also passed my Business Administration Module too.
Within the two weeks of talking to James, I decided to go up to Donegal to see him. This was the biggest chance that I took, as I never met this guy before and I didn’t know whether he would like me or not. Turns out the connection we had online, was the same as in person which was exciting and weird at the same time. I spent the whole week with him and his family. I met his Mum and Sister straight away which was nerve wrecking but totally worth it. After a week or being together in person, we decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend which was a total shock but a good shock. We decided to go by the first time we talked for our anniversary which is the 31st of January. It was also my first time up in Donegal ever and it was the most beautiful place I seen in my life.
March was a month which has changed my life for the better. I went to college for most of March where I passed my next Module with a Distinction which was Customer Service and Bookkeeping Manual and Computerized. I then took a week off to go up to Donegal.
I was up in Donegal which was only supposed to be a weekend but turned out to be three weeks due to the bus strike. We spent the whole three weeks together which was a massive test but it made our relationship better as we were in a Long Distance Relationship. The three weeks together made us get over the Honeymoon Stage and we just got on like a house on fire.
I stopped blogging for a while from this month as I had so much going on with my life but it was worth the stopping as I couldn’t put out content when I really wanted too.
April was one for the books. I decided to stop doing my college course which I was so close to completing and pack up to move to Donegal. Do I have regrets? I have regrets that I never finished the course but I definitely don’t have any regrets moving up to Donegal.
For the month of April ( after Easter ), I lived with James in his family home which was so different to me living at my house. It thought me so much in that month that we were living there. I got to meet a lot of his family which was a massive step in our relationship.
Also took my dog Juno on one of his last big walks with me in our local forest. This was a photo we had to take, just for the laughs and giggles.
This was when me and James finally got our own place which was an apartment under the landlords house. This was the first proper time where I moved out of my home house and lived with a partner. It was a test for the first few weeks but we got through it. The bad times in a relationship, definitely makes your relationship stronger.
I also found out that I passed all of the modules that I did in college and only had two modules left and I would’ve got my certificate.. These things happen!
I decided to take up blogging again which I am so proud off as people obviously wanted me to give up but it’s something that I’ve always loved doing and nothing could stop me from doing it. I met some amazing people through blogging and not so nice people. This was the month where I got rid of the people who I knew didn’t have my best interests at heart.
In June, we got two more new additions to the family which were two kittens. We got Sox first who was the male and then a week later we got Luna who we got told was a male but turns out she was a female. The two of them came from the same litter and are sister and brother.
In change of things, the two kittens was not enough for us. We decided to get a 10 week old Siberian Husky called Dante. We had to get him as he was stunning and was going for pretty cheap as his old owners, just couldn’t handle him!
This was the first weekend that I spent alone in the apartment as James went to Download in Madrid in Spain. It was so weird but it’s something that rung in my head, that the apartment felt like home!
Then a week later, James left me for camping for two weeks and it was the craziest two weeks of my life that I had. The puppy came to us and they told us they wormed him but turns out he had a very bad worm infestation but it was sorted out. I felt like a single mother for the two weeks.
I then joined a website called Fetlife which has changed my life for the better. I have met some amazing people on the site, made some amazing friends and done things that I never thought I would do.
Myself and James had our six month anniversary this month too which is crazy but they say time flies when you’re having fun.
August was such a quiet month in general. Nothing really happened other than the normal things that we would be doing.
I went down to Dublin to see all of my family which I hadn’t seen in a while just before my birthday. It was such an amazing trip and I really enjoyed seeing them rather than talking to them on the phone.
It was my 24th Birthday on the 22nd of this month which my first birthday away from home. I think it was the first birthday that I’ve had that didn’t even feel like a birthday so I’m officially an adult.
Myself and James went down to Kildare to see my family which he never met before but they all got on so well. It was my sisters 18th Birthday so it was good to see everyone!
I got some amazing PR packages this month which I am in the process of writing up blog posts about for you lot.
Luna the female kitten got neutered!
October was the month where I was supposed to be doing
Blogtober but I failed so badly at as I just had no time from day to day life. My laptop charger also broke due to the kittens chewing the charger so I was out of a laptop and blogging on my phone was just horrible.
We had a Halloween party at James’ home house which was fun. I may have drank more than I was supposed to but otherwise it was an enjoyable night with some small minor drama but who counts that!?
November was the first time where I went to my first Fetish Party in Dublin. It was an enjoyable experience and I cannot wait to go back in the Summer. It was also the first time where myself and James stayed in a hotel together.
I got rid of a toxic person from my life who also blamed others for her problems when in reality she was the person who caused all of the drama in her life.. All I have to say is ” Buh Bye “.
We got an Save The Date invite to James’ friends wedding in Chicago in May which is so exciting and it gives us something to look forward too.
Blog Everyday November but these things happen. I also joined YouTube again and started to upload videos again which is exciting in itself.
December has been a quiet but exciting month all the same. We had some amazing snow falls up here in Donegal which has made the temperature drop a lot – I hate the cold. We went to Galway to see Star Wars : The Last Jedi which was amazing – go and see it if you haven’t. I hadn’t been in Galway since I was 12 years old so it was good to see the city again.
I have gone down to Dublin and Kildare to see my family before Christmas and my aunties engagement drinks after Christmas. I also spent Christmas with my boyfriends family which was a whole new experience as it was my first Christmas away from my family but it was amazing.
I hope your 2017 has been amazing and full of wonderful memories! Let’s hope 2018 is bigger and better for everyone!
Love, Bee ox