Goodbye 2017, oh hey 2018.

14th January 2018
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Goodbye 2017, oh hey 2018 - Simply Adrift
Goodbye 2017, oh hey 2018. My yearly review of 2017 - Simply Adrift

I cannot believe that it’s ALREADY 2018.

I feel like time is slipping through my fingers and I’m not using my time wisely.

Every year I think back to what I was doing the year before at the same time, and I feel weird that a whole year has passed since then. Last year at Christmas to New Years time, I was travelling with my friends to Belgium, Paris & Berlin for New Years Eve. This year I was in Toronto for Christmas, and New York for New Years. I’m really glad I was travelling again! There was no FOMO (fear of missing out) for me. I wonder what I will be doing for Christmas & New Years this year? Hopefully I’ll be travelling again!

In 2017, I don’t feel like I accomplished much. I had the intention of doing so much more than I did, but somehow, I never quite completed the tasks I set for myself. Mainly my blogging goals. I feel like 2017 was a fail of a blogging year. I consistently lost blogging motivation, I kept apologising for my lack of content, I was in-and-out for a lot of the time of the year. I just wasn’t present on my blog.

I don’t regret the year that I had. I mean the highlight of my year was going to Egypt and seeing the Pyramids. Seeing the Pyramids made me so happy that I cried. I had the most full on week, but it was one of the best weeks ever. I can’t recommend enough to go to Egypt! I was the maid of honour for my cousin in New Zealand, and her wedding was beautiful, she was a stunning bride. I had a white Christmas in Canada! And I got to see the ball drop in Times Square, New York without having to stand outside in the freezing cold.

Life was incredibly busy last year in terms of working & socialising. I spent more of my time stressing about work (Something I aim to reduce this year), and more time hanging out with friends (Something I will definitely continue). While I am sad I didn’t meet many of my blogging goals, I am not sad about the year I had.

What will 2018 bring blogging wise? I’m not sure to be honest! My main goal is to be consistent with my content! Even if that means to only post once a week, I will be happy if I can keep it at once a week consistently for the 52 weeks of the year. So that means 52 high quality posts right? Well, I guess I’m already behind on that train considering it’s already the middle of January…

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The year of 2017

Book Reviews

I only reviewed 15 books this year?! Last year I reviewed 38 books!

  1. [3 Mar] - Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
  2. [12 Apr] - The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  3. [6 May] - Revenger by Alastair Reynolds
  4. [24 May] - The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
  5. [26 May] - The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
  6. [2 Jun] - Haven by Katherine Bogle
  7. [9 Jun] - Starfall by Melissa Landers
  8. [16 Jun] - Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  9. [23 Jun] - Nemesis by Anna Banks
  10. [28 Jun] - Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
  11. [7 Jul] - Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
  12. [14 Jul] - The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  13. [14 Oct] - Roar by Cora Carmack
  14. [20 Oct] - Vanguard by Ann Aguirre
  15. [25 Oct] - The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine


  1. [24 Apr] - How I fell in love with reading
  2. [28 May] - So you like to read fairytale retellings?
  3. [30 May] - Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of 2017
  4. [5 Jun] - 2017 releases I have not yet read (The horror!)
  5. [12 Jun] - 2017 releases I have read & loved
  6. [7 Aug] - Books I love to recommend
  7. [14 Aug] - How to fall in love with reading
  8. [24 Aug] - My Pet Peeves in Books


  1. [1 Mar] - I’m back! But where have I been?
  2. [9 Mar] - Simply Adrift is One – My Blogging Story
  3. [15 Mar] - What I’ve learned as a self-hosted blog
  4. [18 Apr] - How to write kick-ass content for your blog
  5. [19 May] - How to start a blog
  6. [25 Jul] - A confession: I don’t have my shit together…
  7. [3 Aug] - How I use Tailwind to maximise my Pinterest
  8. [29 Aug] - How to create original & quality content
  9. [9 Sep] - Welcome Series Mailchimp Guide


  1. [1 Mar] - I’m back! But where have I been?
  2. [21 May] - I went to Egypt (And it was amazing)


  1. [1 Mar] - I’m back! But where have I been?
  2. [6 Apr] - How to de-clutter your space
  3. [30 Apr] - How to be more organised
  4. [21 May] - I went to Egypt (And it was amazing)
  5. [25 Jul] - A confession: I don’t have my shit together…
  6. [30 Jul] - When you’re feeling down and need a change
  7. [11 Aug] - At what point do you give up on your dream?
  8. [14 Aug] - How to fall in love with reading
  9. [18 Aug] - How to get into a Gym Routine

Wrap Up

  1. [17 May] - New Design & 2017 so far
  2. [31 May] - All the Inspiration

Comparing 2016’s wrap up post to 2017’s, you can clearly see how much blogging mojo I’ve lost… I’ve posted maybe half as often in 2017 than I did in 2016. Let’s hope 2018 will be the year blogging!

What are your goals for this year? What are your blogging goals? What is your one blogging regret from 2017? Do you have a blogging plan?

About Jordon

Jordon - Simply Adrift

I'm a mid-20's New Zealander that lives in London, England, mainly so I can travel Europe easily. In my spare time I like to read, watch Netflix, drink coffee, travel & explore new places. You will often find me with my head in the clouds, dreaming up another travel trip. I love meeting new people and making new friends, so don't be shy, pop on over to my social media profiles and say hi!


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