Just like the past two years I’ve written a kind of review of the year. 2017 was an interesting year for me. I saw a lot, did a lot, but also struggled with quite some things.
Let’s start at the beginning. In January I started my webshop Yellow Days, which I am still quite proud of, despite it being small. I have fun running it, and I have big plans for the future. I went to a cosplay convention in February, which was very fun. I got married for one day to the other half of the duo cosplay I was doing, so that was rather funny.
Then in April I went to visit my boyfriend, and it was really nice seeing him again. Also in April I went to Prague, which was amazing. I had such a good time with my family, and Prague is an amazing city. Immediately after that I went to China for two weeks, which was the farthest I had ever travelled in my life. China was such an amazing experience and I really wanna go back there. Also learning (basic) Chinese for the short program I was doing was just great.
I think it was in June when I went to my first German cosplay convention with my good friend Chantal. I really had a great time there!
In the summer I met up with some friends and I went to Amsterdam Pride! At the end of the summer I went the entire weekend to Abunai, another cosplay convention. I also had a really great time there.
In September I started my graduation year, which is still a weird thing for me to realise. I also got my HSK1 Chinese certificate with a perfect score of 100%. In October I got a nice part-time job as social media manager at a finance company, and in November I turned 21, which I still refuse to accept. In December I went to Oh Wonder with my friends Joëlle and Lisa., and we had such a good time there.
And now I’m writing this while in Austria, where we’ve just seen the most amazing view of the snowy mountains with a bonus of a setting sun. I guess 2017 was a great year in terms of travel and events.
In 2017 I decided that I wanna write a book in 2018. I also wanna give acting another shot, and was recently a featured extra in a short commercial. It was the year where I decided to do more of the things I wanna do. I also got better at some aspects of witchcraft.
Now to the darker side of the 2017 coin. In this year my social anxiety got worse, and I had a few mental setbacks, as my depression came back worse than it was last year. I have reached out to a psychologist and am now on the waiting list for an intake, so that’s gonna be fine. But sadly my depression is chronic so that’s always gonna be an issue.
Despite that, 2017 was a good year for me, and it gave me more confidence that I can reach my goals. I’m excited to see what 2018 will bring me, and I hope that next year around this time I will be able to look back just as positively, if not even more so, at the year as I do now. Have a good 2018, y’all.