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Reflections and Resolutions: 2020


Hello Readers & Friends,

I've been sitting on this post for a couple of days now because I have no clue what to say! Because honestly, what a year it has been. I never would have believed you if you told me in January that I would be working from home in my new job for the whole year because of a global pandemic allegedly caused by a pangolin. I mean, that just sounds like a whacky dystopian storyline. But fast-forward 12 months and here we are.

It's been a really tough year for a lot of people. Many folk have lost loved ones, and even more have struggled with the restrictions of lockdown. It's been a hard year for anyone who struggles with mental health.

For me, I definitely started to really struggle around June/July time. It was my birthday, we were supposed to be getting married, and I wasn't taking care of myself at all. So I think that instead of dwelling on the crappy state of 2020, I will focus on looking forward to 2021. (But not too much - just in case...)

Looking ahead to 2021

The first thing I've done is redesigned my blog. I wanted something that was responsive for mobile users, but that also reflected my personality and aesthetic. I'm really, really happy with how it's turned out and am hoping to have more creative posts happening in 2021.

I've also spent some time adding lots of books that I've made a note of from TikTok and Instagram recommendations, and my TBR has increased sizeably. 

Hopefully our wedding will be happening this year! We pushed it back one year to June 2021, and though it is set to be small, I am hoping this will work in our favour. Sadly (for me), one of my bridesmaids is pregnant and a few special people I had really wanted at the wedding are unable to make it now, but I hope it will be magical all the same. And I can't really blame Abi for not coming when her baby will be literally a couple of weeks old!

So I suppose it's time for the resolutions... I'm going to keep it short and hopefully manageable this year. I don't want to feel like a failure before I've even really started!

New Year's Resolutions

1. Stop biting my nails. (This will be the 18th year in a row that this is on my resolution list, but here's hoping.)

2. Continue with my health and fitness plan because it is good for my mental health, my energy levels, and my all-round confidence.

3. Invest time into incorporating wiccan rituals and mindfulness into my day-to-day life. (I have been researching wicca for a year now, and though I wouldn't describe myself as a wiccan, I think I'm heading that way. Let me know if you'd like a blog post on this!) 

4. Hit my GoodReads target. (Number TBD - This year I read much more than last year, but that's mainly due to lockdown I think...)

I think that's enough for now. I spent a while thinking of a 5th number because 5 goals sounds better than 4, but if I had to sit and think up one then the likelihood of carrying out was never going to be high, was it?

So, that's me. What are your hopes for 2021?

C x 


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