Reply to a letter I wrote to myself at the beginning of 2017.
Oh well. Where do I start ? I have to say that 2017 was not that bad. I did some things I never thought I would and some of I’m very proud of. Unfortunately, I did not travel that much this year. At least not as much as I wanted to. There was this school trip planned, I was very excited for, but got cancelled. So besides Croatia and a few days in Austria, that’s basically it.
I met some new people. Some of them I knew before, but did not speak to them before. Oh and also reconnected a lot with old friends which was nice. I got an awesome blogger friend, you won’t believe, from Slovenia. You know what’s funny about that? That she’s your friend for so long now, but neither of you did not know about each others blog. Yes, Tjash, I’m talking about you if you’re reading this. You have no idea how happy I am that I found out about it and you’re being so supportive. You gave me motivation to continue with writing. Thank you for your help and just basically everything. You’re such a good friend.
I did not get into any bigger fights this year. There’s just one I remember but wasn’t really a fight. It was stupid and it didn’t have much sense. I get along with everyone pretty well. I don’t hate anyone, but I don’t think I ever really did.
Obviously, I’m still blogging. I have to say I’m doing a bit poorly at the moment. I only did one post in December and no, I’m not proud of that. I could list excuses but what’s the point, really? I’m trying and that’s all I’ve got to say. Hm..GRLPOWR. It did not end the way you imagined. You are not more connected than ever, etc. It actually got sooo close to just deleting the whole account. You stayed by yourself and asked Tjash to help you run it. But Eloise and Cesca came back so there’s 4 of you now. There were some changes made and we’re doing quite well now I think.
About numbers. I know they don’t mean a lot but just to get you a feeling where you were and where you are now. You had about 500 followers on Twitter. This year you reached 1000. Currently 1019 followers. You got to 153 followers on blog, starting off with your first ones last year. You got a bunch of likes and comments. I don’t know the number but you did well.
My 17th birthday was quite amazing. I got up very early to watch the sunrise and it was just beautiful. The whole summer was awesome. This was the longest you’ve ever been on holidays. You’ve been in Croatia for about 46 days ! You’ve spent the time with amazing people doing so many things ! You went parasailing which you dreamed of since you were little. You went on boat rides. You went to fun park, spend time playing with children, playing volleyball and going out on evenings. You hanged out with people you would never thought of. You even found a camera in the sea. It just was there. So yeah, awesome !
3rd grade of high school started well. YOU GOT AN A IN PHYSICS ! I bet you didn’t expect that to happen, did you? We got this, girl ! I also got involved with a lot of projects. I started volunteering in the local kindergarten and started doing research for chemistry. There’s also a DSD coming up in a few months. I passed the first aid for the driving license. There’s so much more you have to do before starting to drive. Oh my gosh did you hear that ? I’ll start driving soon.
Yes, I am still dancing. Some girls joined and you became great friends. I’m also attending a dance competition at the end of January. I don’t think you expected that either. Wish me luck !
Family is okay and there are no new members. No, you do not have a boyfriend. Neither did I announce my blog to anyone. More people know about it for sure but it’s not exactly “public”, but I think I’m actually going to stick to that. I like it better that way. Oh, I forgot to mention you got your very first payment for blog ! How awesome is that ?!
I don’t know whether I changed much or not. I’m happy with myself right now where I am. Of course there are things I want to change but I know it’s okay not to be perfect all the time.
So yeah, so many things happened. Some of them we didn’t expect. I’m actually quite jealous of you, writing a letter a year ago, not knowing all of this. Do you see how many memories you made and how many stories you’ve been a part of ? This is just amazing.