Montage from 2017

Looking Back at 2017

I know it’s a little late for a look back but I thought I’d try and catch up a bit.

2017 has been a good year for me. I’ve achieved a lot! So here’s some of the good stuff that happened.

In April and after a very long wait I had my first appointment with the Gender Identity Clinic. The session with the therapist was very intense but the good news is that I have been referred on to the next step. The bad news is there is was a very long wait for the next appointment. Sometime in 2018 is the best estimate they could give me.

Me holding my new passport

I successfully negotiated the bureaucracy to get a new passport in my new name and gender. I also took my first flight since coming out for a trip to Edinburgh. And I have now travelled abroad under my true name and gender for M’era Luna. Though M’era Luna was by sea and bus, so I still have to do international flights.

Transwoman with red hair

I also changed to red hair. The bright red gave me a big confidence boost.

I may have been a hermit towards the end of 2017, but it did mean I almost made my goal of clearing my credit card before the end of the year. While I fell short with that goal, I did clear it a few days ago Not having to pay £200 per month in card repayments should give me a lot more scope for future adventures!

White Lies on Stage

It was a good year for gigs. Some standouts were VNV Nation’s Compendium show in February, M’era Luna Festival, (despite it being very wet) and the Birthday Massacre’s Halloween show. A new festival for me was Sacrosanct in Reading at the end of September. Sacrosanct was something different with a focus on new Goth music with an awesome crowd.

At Sacrosanct with Mel - Goths with bright hair

I met some awesome new people last year РMuch love to them 

There are signs I’m starting to get my shit together with debt clearance and mental health.

Here’s to things continuing in 2018 – I’ll be posting my goals for the year shortly, but for now my favourite photo from the blog in 2017.

Wearing a Leather Look Midiskirt from Boohoo, Black Body from ASOS, Faux Fur Gilet and Ankle Boots from New Look

How was your 2017? Did you have a good year? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Here’s to an even better 2018!

    1. Sadie B

      Thank you ^.^ All the best to you too x

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