Ah 2019 – you’ve been one hell of a roller coaster. With insane ups and even deeper downs, we’ve come out of the other side. Not unscathed, but we made it nonetheless. This cliche end of year reflection and new year planning post is more for my own therapeutic purposes than anything else, but if it helps one person, I will be a happy girl.
The CGD London Diary featured in this post was gifted to me.
I feel like I’ve gone through a lot this year – personal, work life and blogging, a lot has happened. I’m not going to go into details, but the one thing that’s come out of it all is that I’ve realised my worth. I can do it. And I am worthy. For a long time now I’ve suffered from incredible impostor syndrome – not thinking I’m good enough for anything that I do, have achieved, or experienced.
But this year, I’ve realised that all I’ve achieved, have and experienced, I am worthy of. Which for me, is a huge deal. The last thing I want is for this to come across as braggy, that’s not my intention, and goodness knows I have many a flaw, but my point is that realising your own worth is an incredible thing. It’s made me want to continue to work hard and even harder to get where I want to be.
That being said, I don’t think you need a “new year” to work on self improvement or realisation, but I know a fresh start does help for some and a sense of renewal can be a powerful thing. Nevertheless, I thought I’d look back on the past year and look forward to what I’d like to work on in 2020.
Achievements of 2019
Some of the things that have made 2019 a noteworthy year for me have been securing a new job role, hitting over 3000 followers on Instagram and Twitter (finally!), being chosen to be featured in the December issue of Blogosphere magazine by the Beauty Editor Lady Writes, hitting my reading challenge of 25 books for the year, making amazing new friends and spending time with my favourite people.
Goals for 2020
I’m not setting specific targets per se, as usually I never stick to them, but just putting it out there that I want to eat less meat, produce less waste, read more, look after myself, make time for people that make time for me and keep growing my blog. I would also try and live a more minimalist lifestyle (I can already hear my Mum laughing at this when she reads it) and give manifestation a go, because as they say, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!
So here’s to health and happiness over the next year – let’s hope it’s a good one. Let me know what your goals for the next year are!