Can you guys believe in about 15 days it’ll be 2020? That’s so crazy to me. I want to take the rest of the month to reflect on the year I’ve had and what I’ve learned. I prayed in 2018 that 2019 was going to be a good year. Well, it definitely was a much better year than I expected but it also tested me in ways I didn’t expect.
In my post, “What I’ll Achieve In 2019”, I made the points that I wanted to:
- Focus on my blog full time. I am confident that I did this. I had a few weeks that I wasn’t consistent but for the most part, I published a new blog post every Monday. My blog has become pretty successful and I’m excited to watch it grow and blossom even more.
- Be More Organized. Check! In 2019, I bought myself a desk and created a work area on a budget. There’s a blog post all about it. I also bought myself an Erin Condren planner that I still use every single week! I have definitely become way more organized this year.
- Be Great At Saving Money. This is something I’m most proud to say that I achieved! Not only was I able to say I kept money in my savings but I got myself two credit cards that I’ve been very responsible with. This has saved me money but raised my credit score at the same time! I was even able to bet myself into a new apartment! Let me know if you’d like a blog post about my tips for having a credit card and using it responsibly.
- Focus More On My Physical Health. Sadly, I didn’t focus too much on my physical health, or at least the way I intended too. I wanted to consistently work out but that didn’t work out. Good news, my eating habits aren’t that bad!
- Focus More On My Mental Health. This year has been all about my mental health. This is something I’m always focusing on and I’m really proud of how I’ve been able to pull myself out of tough mental days.
- Step Out Of My Comfort Zone. There have been a few times this year where I almost missed out on an opportunity because it was scary and definitely out of my comfort zone but I did it anyway. For example, starting my new business with Monat!
- Getting A Puppy. This one hurts me a little bit because most of my money in my savings at the time was for a puppy but then a couple of weeks after my birthday when I was getting closer to my puppy goal, my apartment was broken into and my laptop was stolen. This was probably the worst part of the year. Not so much about my laptop or the puppy but I realized how unsafe the area I was living in was. I also fell into a dark place for a couple of weeks. That savings turned into a “new apartment” savings. Although since I’m now all moved into that new apartment and much happier, a puppy is in the plans for 2020!
So this year hasn’t been completely amazing but I’ve learned that there will always be bumps in the road. Overall though, I can’t complain. I’m going to be ending this year and starting 2020 on a good note with big plans.
In the next post, I’ll be revealing my plans and resolutions for the New Year.
Thank you so much for reading!