Happy New Year Everyone. Yes, I know it is literally the last day of January, but I haven’t said Hi to you guys on the blog yet.
I thought I would do a bit of a life catch up/new years resolution post. I enjoy reading these from other people, as there is always an idea or view point that I am inspired by.
I also want to reflect on what I wrote at the start of 2019, in my then new years resolution post. I’ll admit, I haven’t looked back on that post in months. Without reading it I can’t even think off the top of my head what my resolutions of 2019 were. Oops.
Reflecting on 2019
For 2019 I actually set quite a few resolutions and goals for myself. If I am being honest, reading over them again I feel quite happy. I have certainly surprised myself, because I had forgotten the new year challenges that I had set, and I actually achieved a lot of them. Here’s a small recap of what they were.
- Not comparing myself to others.
- Spend more time with family & friends.
- Save. Save. Save.
- Smash and Create more Blogging goals.
- Keep a tidy house.
- Master a morning routine.
- Visit new places.
Jumping out at me without even having to think, I know I achieved more than half of these. Which I am taking as a personal win. I certainly stopped comparing myself to others, and have never felt better. I definitely learnt to prioritise my time to see family and friends more often. I created amazing memories in 2019.
Visiting new places is something I set as a resolution every single year. It’s something I adore to do. In 2019 I visited new places that were at the top of my bucket list. More on them another time.
Ones to keep trying with in 2020
I already knew that if I had written anything about savings & mornings then I will have failed at those challenges. Failing at something doesn’t upset me, it never has. It does for a very brief moment and then I move on, and try again.
I’ve got to 30 years of age and still not mastered being a morning person. Do we think it is time to knock this one off my resolution list? Personally, I think it is. I’m moving it off my resolutions list because I’m going to see it as an ongoing “lifestyle change” I want to make, not just a resolution.
This is the same with having savings. If I have a clear goal, that is in the near future then saving is fine. But I struggle with long term goals. At the point I am in, in my life now, I have to get better at this, because I have my mind set on being able to buy a house.
Resolutions For 2020?
So does this mean “saving” is on my 2020 resolutions list? No, it’s not. Because, *drum roll please*, I am not making resolutions this year. I am literally just seeing where this year takes me, and my husband.
I have made plans for this year. Of course, because I am a planning freak! I’ve made travel plans, blog and business plans, decorating plans, and a savings plan. But I am not seeing them as resolutions. I feel more confident in having plans, rather than resolutions. Because I always go through with a plan.
So by not setting resolutions, 2020 has definitely had an interesting start. January has been a very slow start to the year for me. Yes, it has felt a million years long, like it has for everyone else.
But it has been a mixture of relaxing and sickness. I haven’t felt well for the most of this month. I caught the flu, had a sinus infection, my eczema has been through the roof, and to top all that off I then got a bout of food poisoning. Surely that’s it now.
It’s certainly had it’s great moments too though. I launched my business, Social Magic, to a great reception from people. I have been to London for blog work. And celebrated the birthdays of my husband & sister. These always bring a few cheerful nights to what can be quite a hard month to get through.
All in all it 2020 has had a quiet start. January has been quite a slow month. Partly due to sickness, but I have enjoyed my nights of coming straight home from work, and giving myself hours in front of Netflix/Prime.
Seeing as it has been a quiet one, you can now expect a full, busy blog schedule. I have so much to share and can’t wait to get started.
I hope all of your January’s have been good, and now that it is finally Pay Day, go treat yourselves. The first month of the year is DONE.