Sunday, 31 December 2017

End of 2017


Hey everyone! I hope you're all well and had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year for tomorrow! I've been home this past week and it's been really nice! I've been spending lots of quality time with my family and I've been seeing my friends a lot and I've gone out for drinks a few times and Salsa dancing which was so much fun! 






I've been umming and ahhing about whether to write a recap of the year this year.. basically my year has been pretty tough but at the same time I'm glad that I went through it all and I'm feeling so much better now! The year started off with my joints still in bad health from last year but I managed to have steroid injections into both of my ankles earlier in the year which helped improve them a lot! 

And then I think the stress of being poorly and in constant pain as well as my stressful PhD and a lack of confidence in myself left me questioning whether I wanted to carry on my PhD or whether I should quit. I felt like I was cheating as I'm not as smart as everyone else at work and where I was struggling with my health for the majority of my PhD I felt like I couldn't cope with everything. After quite a few tears I spoke to everyone at work and they were so lovely and understanding and I learnt that it was okay to ask for help, to take sick days when I need it or to do office based work rather than in the lab on painful days and that I need to stop comparing myself to everyone, which is easier said than done XD 

And then I had the classic heartbreak, which was very shit to be honest but I'm getting there :) And I'm so grateful for all of my amazing friends who have helped me through it! It really makes a difference when you have a great support network around you and I'm so glad that I can call them my friends :) 






But apart from all of those negatives I've been doing okay! I'm enjoying my PhD more now and I recently won an award for the research that I'm doing! I'm so glad that I stuck it out and I'm enjoying it a lot more! I've got a busy year of lab work left before I start writing my final thesis so there's not long left now :) I've been spending more time with my family and friends which is always great! I did consider quitting my blog as I didn't have anyone to take photos for me and it was something that we used to do together but my mum, brother and best friends have been really helpful and they've taken over that role which only makes me love them even more! And since then I've had some cool blogging opportunities, such as being sent some makeup and I recently went to the Vuelio blog awards which was a fun night! I went to two weddings over the summer, both were absolutely beautiful! I've been doing lots of crochet with mum, spending some quality time with her and I find it really relaxing! I've also started playing the piano more, and it's made me realise that one day I'd like to find someone who enjoys listening to me play and will ask me to play for them :)  I've started going to gym with a PhD friend and I'm so glad that I can now call her one of my close friends! The gym has really helped to clear my mind and to release those endorphins so I'm glad that I have that as an outlet! So actually, my year has been okay! I'm in much better health now, I've got amazing friends and family and it won't be long before I'm Dr. Krstic! In the meantime I need to focus on myself and to become the best version of myself that I can and everything else will fall in to place naturally :) 




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33 comments:

  1. Great post, dear.
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  2. You went through a LOT this year Nev, but you've come out SO incredibly positive and hopeful! That's amazing! Honestly I'm so inspired and impressed by the fact that you're juggling your PhD, lab work, blogging, AND finding time to take care of yourself and hit the gym. YOU are a BADASS! You made it through 2017 like a champ, and now it's time for you to take on 2018. It's going to be a great year!

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  3. Wow, you have had a hard year but I'm glad to hear you are coming out of it stronger.

    Have a great 2018!
    -Kati
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  4. For sure New Year will be better :-) I wish you everything the best :-)

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  5. Your style is amazing :) Happy New Year

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  6. I hope 2018 will be a good year for you. Happy New Year!

    A Shimmer, A Shadow

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  7. getting a PHD sounds very challenging, I am so glad you decided to stick with it
    Happy New Year
    xo
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  8. Beautiful photos! Happy New Year dear!
    xx

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  9. Thanks a lot :D

    nice memories :D
    wish you an amazing year

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  10. All the best for the new year. It does sound like you went through some real tough times last year and I hope this year will be better. Glad you didn't quit your blog :)

    Gemma x
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  11. Happy new year :D

    Federica
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  12. I love your photo recap. I hope you have a wonderful 2018.
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  13. Great round up! Happy 2018!
    ~Samantha
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  14. I'm sorry the year has had ups and downs. I am glad that you are feeling better physically and that everyone at work has been so supportive. I think you are doing amazing!

    Amy Ann
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  15. Wishing you a happy new year- may 2018 be so much better than 2017!

    -Ashley
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  16. I'm so happy to hear how 2017 turned around for you, Nevena! Bad health can be so draining and effect every other area of life, so I'm super pleased you're now much better :) Also, congrats on that award, as well as joining a gym! Hope 2018 is a fab year for you gorgeous...

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  17. I wish you a happy new year.
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  18. Great blog! All the best for the New Year! :)

    xx

    Linda from Beauty And Tips

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  19. Looks like a wonderful year dear.
    Happy New Year!
    Let’s start the year right.

    Much Love,
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  20. Cheers for more adventures more fruitful blogging this 2018 to us dear! Happy New Year!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  21. I'm sad you had some tough times in 2017, but it's great to look back and see all of the amazing things that happened too, and that everything is going so well for you now! :)

    Happy new year! Hope that 2018 is going well for you! We've been enjoying the warmer weather with some pool time, as it has been a particularly humid summer so far the pool has been a good idea!

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  22. Amazing photos!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

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  23. This is such a great recap of 2017, and I'm loving all these beautiful photos!

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  24. Lovely recap of the last year, very inspirational. Nice that you got so much support at work and from family and friends as well. Glad you did not give up blogging and I am looking forward to your blog posts in 2018! Happy New Year!

    Miriam x

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  25. I love the skirt outfit as well as the lace dress. Simply beautiful.
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  26. Hope this new year is the best one yet for you!
    Happy day!

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  27. Happy New Year to you. I hope 2018 is much kinder to you.

    Sxx
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  28. Sve najbolje u novoj godini, nadam se da ćeš imati puno uspeha i srećnih trenutaka u njoj. <3


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  29. Happy New Year Nevena and I wish you all the best.
    xx
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  30. You are strong, kind , and beautify, Nevl!!
    I'm looking forward to see your blog in 2018, too :)

    akiko

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  31. My dear Nev, I am so sorry to hear, that 2017 was not a good year for you! So glad that you are much better health now - this is still the most improtant thing in life. So happy that you have such a great supportive network of family and friends and that they were there for you when you needed them the most. You are extremely lucky about hat! Wishing you just the best for 2018 Nev, may it be a great year for you and all of us! xoxo

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