The Year That Has Passed and The Year That is to Come 2017 Edition

So 2017 hasn’t been the best year for me personally but let’s just forget about that for a moment and focus on the good things because there were some!!


Graduation+Prom: I graduated from high school!!! Though it’s been over six months I’m still in shock and it’s still not completely registering that I will never go back to high school ever again. While it’s mostly a good riddance type of feeling, there are times that I kind of miss it but never for too long because damn high school sucked. I also went to prom which is something that I never thought that I’d do but I did and it was pretty fun!! I’m really glad I went.

Started college: so Quebec is dumb and weird and instead of having grade 12 they have this two year program called CEGEP that is more specific than high school and sort of a preparation for university. TBH I’m kind of disappointed in the whole experience but it is a nice change from high school and I hope that it’ll start to get better. There are some sub parts of CEGEP that have been enjoyable.

  • Got published in a literary magazine: I submitted one of my short stories into my college’s literary magazine and it got accepted!! It felt so weird to see my name in print

Took a public speaking class: I know, I know a public speaking class sounds like the worst type of class possible but it was actually really fun!! I mean I did cry during my first speech but I actually improved a lot. There was a mini little competition and I was chosen as the top nine which was exciting. I also met some really dope people ( shoutout to Sirima- the coolest Doctor Who nerd I know. If you’re reading this: you’re the best!!) The anxiety never really went away while speaking but it did help me feel more confident.

Finished another rounds of edits for my novel: I edited my novel yet another time and it’s really starting to shape up. I also got some beta readers and it’s really helped me get some perspective. There’s still a lot to be done but I’m really starting to like what I have so far.


Potentially finish editing my novel and start to think about querying: I’m not putting any pressure on myself but I’d like to really start to think about querying it in the next few years.

Be more diligent with review writing: I’m always super behind writing reviews for the arcs I get so I’m going to try to be more diligent when it comes to writing reviews and making sure I don’t leave the writing too long after I’ve read it because it’s much more difficult to read it then.

Turning 18: I’m going to turn 18 on January 8th which is pretty exciting. I’m officially an adult( it sure doesn’t feel like it)

How was your year and what are your plans for 2018?

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  1. Ahh, congrats Hannah! Love that the Book Thief was part of your reads this year πŸ™‚ fellow Canadian over here, heh. I wish you all the best in your college years! Happy early birthday πŸ˜€

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  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful year! Congrats on having your short story published and graduating!! That’s so exciting πŸ˜€
    I hope 2018 is just as kind to you, if not more ❀ Good luck with all your goals, I'm sure you'll accomplish them ^_^
    My year was just as good, if a bit stressful, but quite productive πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed for this one!

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