1. Jasmin N
    January 2, 2018 @ 7:20 pm

    Ah, you go girl! Wonderful things on your list 🙂 Good luck with French!


  2. Bexa
    January 2, 2018 @ 7:52 pm

    Aw I’m so glad you started your blog Lena! 💕 You are always so positive and I love your supportive & motivational tweets. I’m so glad you are no longer in a dark place and you are fighting your depression and anxiety. You are an inspiration to me. Keep looking after yourself and you definitely deserve all the pampering! 😍 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com


  3. Adam @ Too Many Redheads
    January 2, 2018 @ 7:55 pm

    I *technically* started my blog in 2017 too. Last couple days of the year count, right?

    But seriously, huge props on battling depression and anxiety. I’ve dealt with both all my life, and overcoming them is not always easy.


    • Lena Dee
      January 4, 2018 @ 3:59 pm

      Aha yes please, it most definitely still counts! Best of luck on your blogging journey and thank you for your kind comment 🙂


  4. Lea
    January 2, 2018 @ 9:22 pm

    well done you! So nice to hear that you are in a better place now and just keep on going! Wish you all the best for the new year.
    Lea, xx


    • Lena Dee
      January 4, 2018 @ 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much for your encouragement 🙂 I hope you have a beautiful start to your New Years xx


  5. Jessica & James
    January 2, 2018 @ 9:30 pm

    This is such a great post to start the year with, looking at the positives of 2017!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk


    • Lena Dee
      January 4, 2018 @ 4:38 pm

      Thank you! It really is 🙂


  6. Sahara
    January 2, 2018 @ 9:50 pm

    Yay for starting your blog – blogging truly is an amazing creative ride!

    YES so proud of you for rising above your depression and anxiety ❤️

    I’ve heard of Duolingo – I’m thinking about learning a new language as well this year, just have to choose which one! AND YES TO PAMPERING I feel like everyday should have a little treat yo self moment 🙂



    • Lena Dee
      January 4, 2018 @ 4:42 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words Sahara! Lol I think everyday should be have a little self care touch too! xx 🙂 ❤️


  7. Sophie
    January 2, 2018 @ 9:51 pm

    I love this so much!! Points 1 and 2 made me so happy. It took me forever to start my blog after I had the idea but I’m so proud of it now. And, YES to the pampering. It feels great to treat yourself. x


    • Lena Dee
      January 4, 2018 @ 4:43 pm

      Thank you Sophie, you’re such a doll! 🙂 I’m proud of your blog too…Keep up the great work!❤️ xoxo


  8. ayse
    January 2, 2018 @ 9:52 pm

    This is a great post and those achievements are amazing too! Ayse x


  9. Gemma
    January 2, 2018 @ 10:10 pm

    I would LOVE to learn a new language! I did both French and Spanish at school, but stupidly never took them any further – something I deeply regret now! And well done you for over coming your anxiety; keep smashing it!
    Gemma x | HiddenLittleGem.com


    • Lena Dee
      January 4, 2018 @ 4:57 pm

      Yes, I’m sorry I didn’t stick to mine as well…I really wanted to with my degree but the Uni I was at didn’t bother to incorporate into my program. And thank you for your encouragement 🙂


  10. Laura
    January 2, 2018 @ 10:31 pm

    I love this post. As someone who has faught depression and is still fighting anxiety, I say well done you should be so proud!! I hope 2018 is a great one for you!


  11. Faisal
    January 3, 2018 @ 12:02 am

    Fantastic posts. I think point 2 is massive though and even recognising that is a big thing so the desire to try and fight it is massively positive. Keep up the good work!


  12. allie
    January 3, 2018 @ 1:23 am

    These are such fantastic gifts that 2017 gave you! You are so brave for speaking out about anxiety and depression and it’s so important to know you are not alone! 2017 sounds like a great year for you but I think 2018 will be even better! Sending you love! xoxo



  13. David Cromwell
    January 3, 2018 @ 8:20 am

    This is a beautiful post. Your lessons were relatable and one thing I held on to the most, is learning to pamper myself. I’m going to pamper myself baby through😂 but still work hard all the same. Thanks for this Lena.


  14. Lauren
    January 3, 2018 @ 9:19 am

    These sound like great achievements. Thank you for sharing! I look forward to reading your content in 2018! Happy New Year xx


  15. Jenny
    January 3, 2018 @ 10:25 am

    Lovely post – it seems like you achieved a lot in 2017! I’m so glad to hear your managing your depression and anxiety more. I suffer with GAD and it’s a continuous struggle and definitely lately I feel like I’m getting slightly worse again rather than better so that’s a bit disheartening but I love reading Stories like this which give me hope! xxx


  16. Priscilla Akayla
    January 3, 2018 @ 7:34 pm

    Wow… this is an inspiring list! I can relate to 3.5 of these things (I started my blog in 2016 BUT I did commit to revamping and dedicating myself to it in 2017 haha). Anywho, I hope you keep up these positive strides moving further! By the way, I’m so very proud of you for sharing your struggle with depression and anxiety. These are not at all easy battles, but I am thrilled to hear that you are not letting them get the best of you. Continue to thrive and nuture your mental health.

    Cheers to your success, happiness, new skills, and self-love for 2018 and beyond!

    Priscilla Akayla
    Wonderer. Wanderer. Wxnderer.


  17. MJW
    January 11, 2018 @ 4:07 pm

    Love this! It’s so good to read positive things, and it looks like you’ve had a great year! X


  18. Danielle
    January 11, 2018 @ 9:16 pm

    Way you go! You’ve accomplished so much! I struggle with anxiety and depression as well and it’s so important for me not to let it take over muy life! You’re doing awesome! Keep it up.


  19. Gless Fuentebella
    January 12, 2018 @ 2:31 pm

    It’s beautiful to hear that you pushed through your mental health struggles in 2017! I have a post lined up talking about my struggle with my mental wellbeing last year and you’ve given me the confidence to share it, so thank you.

    This is a great uplifting post and hope the best for you in 2018 x


    • Lena Dee
      January 12, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so happy to hear that this post helped you, I can’t wait to read your post. Best wishes xx 🙂


  20. Gloria
    January 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

    I’m so proud of you. I also suffer from depression, and it can be hard.



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