Hello 2018.

Happy New Year!

I can’t believe how quickly 2017 came and went! I was determined to make 2017 a positive year for me and I feel I’ve succeeded. I have grown a lot as individual and achieved things I never imagined I would. At the beginning of 2017, I wrote a post about an idea I saw on Facebook, where you start off with an empty jar and add notes throughout the year about something positive. So with a cup of tea to hand, I opened my Jar. Here are some of my 2017 highlights:

Sunday 22nd January – Saw Mathew Bourne’s The red shoe ballet at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, absolutely loved it.

Thursday 16th February – finished my 1st ever placement with a 1st.

Friday 10th March – Thoroughly Modern Millie, can read about it here.

Thursday 16th March – Dream girls at Savoy Theatre – favourite show I have ever seen.

Friday 31st March – My dad’s retirement do, never been so proud.

4th April to 20th April – lovely holiday in florida, read about it here.

Saturday 22nd April – Mum’s retirement do, another proud moment.

Friday 28th April – Befit London with my sister, had a great day, looking forward to going again in 2018.

Monday 1st May – Great day in London with my best friend visited V&A museum, Saatchi Gallery, Laudree, Neals Yard and the Shard.

Wednesday 10th May – 42nd Street with my lovely aunty.

Saturday 20th -27th May – Relaxing holiday in Menorca with my Mum and 2 older sister.

Friday 7th July – Night out with friends from uni for my birthday, delicious food in Dinerama.

Wednesday 26th July – Lovely Champagne Afternoon tea with Lorraine at Vertigo 42.

Saturday 29th July – my 1st ever football match with my little brother and sister. Arsenal v Benfica, 5-2 to Arsenal.

Friday 4th August – Met my idol, Jessica Ennis after winning a Facebook competition. She was absolutely lovely.

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August – Attended the World Athletics Championship in London. Saw Usain Bolts last ever race.

Saturday 2nd September – 1st aided my 1st ever Rugby match.

Sunday 3rd September – Took part in Bluebella’s Dare to Bare campaign, highlight of my year by miles, read more here.

Thursday 26th October – Finished my 3rd Placement with a 1st.

Wednesday 8th November – After years of wanting to, finally went to Bleach London and had the ends of my hair dyed pink.

Friday 15th December – Completed and passed my last ever uni exam with a 1st.

Monday 18th December – Day in Brighton, exploring a new place

Thursday 28th December – Attended the Nutcracker by the National Ballet.

I’ve got my jar ready to start again. Here’s to an even better 2018.

From Rachel With love x

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