If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may remember this post, where I wrote myself ten goals that I hoped to achieve by the end of the year.
Rather than write it and forget about it, I have tried to keep looking back on it over the past twelve months, and I have consciously tried my best to achieve all ten. 
I thought I'd write a bit of a roundup and let you know how I got on.
The first thing I mentioned was that I wanted to attend more blogger events. Towards the beginning of the year I was doing really well with this, however I feel like I really let this slip around the middle of the year, and to be honest, I can't think of any events I have been to in the past six months.
This makes me really sad, because I feel like I should grab every opportunity I am given with both hands, and really embrace the blogging community.
There hasn't been any specific reason as to why I haven't attended anything recently (other than the fact that I'm in the North East and most things happen in London), so fingers crossed I'll be able to attend more events in the new year.

I also promised myself that I would relaunch FABB Events. This is a little more complicated, as although it may seem to everyone that I haven't done this either, I have actually been working really hard on the behind the scenes stuff and I have some pretty big events planned for 2018.
If I could have held some events this year, I would have, and would have loved to, but the things that are in the pipeline are definitely going to be worth the wait, so I'll take this one as a positive.
If you're interested in attending any of the events I have planned around the country, you can register your interest here and follow FABB on Twitter and Instagram for updates. 

Goal number three for me was a big fail. I said that I would try to read more, and despite reading almost all of Gone Girl on my train journey to and from London in January, that's kind of where it stopped. I did have good intentions, and I bought more books to read, but I just didn't get round to it.
Maybe I'll carry this one on into 2018 as I do really want to read those books!

Goal number four also didn't get very far. I wanted to decorate my house, and despite making a few changes here and there, I haven't got as far with it as I had hoped. I suppose I can excuse this one as an ongoing goal and by making little changes and purchases, improvements are being made. Even by adding a rug to my living room has made it so much cosier and warm and we've improved the storage in our bedroom and my office, so it hasn't been a complete fail.

Upping my Insta game is always an ongoing goal as I don't think it can ever get to it's best, but I am really happy with how this one has gone over the year. I tried a theme, but didn't end up sticking to it as I felt too restricted, but right now I think my feed is the best it's ever been.
Despite the dreaded algorithm my followers are growing (be it very slowly), and interaction isn't too bad... Feel free to follow me if you're not already @thatspeachy

I told myself that I would bake more in 2017, and I kind of have... but I'm a little disappointed I didn't do more. If I'm honest, I just kept repeating my Easter bakes all year! Hopefully I'll perfect a few more recipes next year.

Learning to cook is one goal that I feel like I have really started to achieve. Obviously there is always room for improvement, and I still have a long way to go, but I have made a really conscious effort to get better this year, and I feel like I have. Robbie has always been the cook in our house, but this year we've started cooking together, and he's taught me a few things that I can now cook for us, ready for him coming home from work.
My favourite things to make are Sunday roasts, chicken pie, risotto and pork chops with my homemade creamy mushroom sauce - so delicious! 

I'm so happy with the fact that I can say my goal to rebuild friendships in 2017 has been successful. I have a lot of friends that I don't see very often and have managed to catch up with lots of them this year. I feel like I have my best friend back in my life properly after loosing touch for a while and I've spent time with others who live far away. 

I aimed to travel more in 2017, which hasn't happened drastically. I did get to visit more places in the UK though, including Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, York and Leeds... All of which I loved.

Lastly, a questionable one... I said I'd try to learn to love myself. There has been times through the year where I have felt my best, and times I've felt my worst, but I guess that's normal? I loved my hair when I had it cut shorter, and plan on doing the same again in the new year. I'm also going to treat myself to manicures and facials more often next year, I think it's this kind of thing that can help give me the boost of self confidence that I need. 
I have to say though, I'm truly happy right now, which is the best feeling of all.

How did you get on with your goals for 2017?
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