First things first, I need to knowledge the fact that I’ve done one of these posts for every single month this year. They’re fun to look back on, and a way of getting more personal on the blog once in a while. So obviously, I’ll be doing this again for 2021. So let’s go on to the year in review.
I think this is the moment that everyones been waiting for since the world shut down ten months ago. Obviously all of our problems won’t disappear at midnight, but I think it’s way for a lot of people to be able to look forward to a time when things will get better. So happy almost New Year! I’ll be having that post go up tomorrow, but for now, let’s review the year, the best we can.
In 2019, I started planning a “word of the year”. I’ve seen a few people do it, but it’s basically when you choose a single word that signifies what you want out of the New Year. In 2019, I chose “inspire”. This year, I chose “bloom”. I got the idea from one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram, Morgan Harper Nichols (she seriously has such a way of writing, you need to check her out). The word “bloom” signified becoming who I’m meant to be. I feel like a huge part of confidence comes with age. With every year, I become more and more secure. I definitely see it when it comes to blogging. I became more confident in my creativity and writing, and it definitely showed. My blog looks a lot different than it did a year ago, and it all has to do with feeling more confident in my blogging abilities.
As for the rest of my 2020 highlights (because we should focus on those too), heres a few:
– I started grad school
– I had five times more blog views than I did last year
– I posted two times a week (most of the time)
– I overcame a lot of my anxiety that I’ve been dealing with the past two years
– I found a love for daily walks (quarantine things)
– I also got a little into cooking!
Thats basically my year! I feel like this post wouldn’t be complete without also talking about the hero’s of 2020. Essential workers truly sacrificed so much and it’s something we should all be forever grateful for. If this year has shown us anything, it’s been how important it is to come together and look out for one another. I have a new found respect for all of those who continued to work to keep people safe.
So we’re now very close to saying goodbye to 2020 and despite everything, I hope everyone reading this can find some peace in the end of this year. Even if that peace comes from the idea that thing’s can and will get better.
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and truly happy New Year!