My Wrap Up of 2017 – Peaks & Pits

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My Wrap Up of 2017 – Peaks & Pits

With the new year just around the corner, I thought it would be a good chance to reflect on the year that was 2017.


2017 Pit #1 |Year one without Mama in Brisbane.

While I have loved seeing her embracing her new found country life and kicking all of the B&B goals, I miss living with my best friend.

2017 Pit #2 | My health

This year included far too many doctors appointments to count on one hand, far too many hours spent in waiting rooms and traffic jams for the said doctors appointments and relying on medication I did not ever want to take in order to get back on the straight and narrow but do you know what? I f*cking did it.

2017 Pit #3 | Donald Trump

Oh, Donald Trump. Yes, I am Australian so thankfully I don’t have to be lead by this devil-in-a-clown-suit BUT I think we should all be deeply concerned that the leader of the free world does not care about:
a) Freedom
b) The world

Watching some (what I thought were) lifetime friendships deteriorate. What is that quote? “People come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.” Something like that.


2017 Peak#1 | My health

My health. Yes, this guy is in both my ‘Peak’ and my ‘Pit’ list. It took a wake up call but I feel truly blessed to have my health. I don’t mean ‘truly blessed’ because it is a cool buzzword to hashtag but truly blessed. The kind where you wake up in the morning and just take a deep, thankful breath.

2017 Peak#2 | Great Ocean Road Trip

This year I jumped in a van with Rach and hit the Great Ocean Road trip. I have written about this already (which you can read here) but if you haven’t yet, make 2018 the year you rent a van and disappear for a week. You will thank me later.

2017 Peak#3 | Surviving my first year as a solo home owner

I wrote about my experience earlier this year (click here to read). I love coming home, closing my (now functional) garage door and think ‘heck yes, this is mine.’

2017 Peak#4 | Transitioning to the 9-5 life

I never thought I would leave hospitality. I love it so much and have always dreamed of opening my own cafe. But transitioning to where I am now has been the best thing for me, my mental health and my stability. As a person that craves and thrives off routine and organisation the 9-5 life is the life for me.

2017 Peak#4 | Meeting and falling in love with the country boy

Honey, if you are reading this I love you. You are THE peak of 2017. Thank you for supporting me and all my ‘quirks’. I have never been so glad to take an impromptu trip to Dalby. (Sorry for the sappy one, but this guy deserves it).

Okay, okay. I will stop. I need roughly 9,000 words to accurately sum up 2017.

What were your peak and pits of 2017? Grab a pen and paper and take some time to reflect.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read,
Carly xx