Happy Christmas Eve!!! Today is the last day of blogmas, and I’m here with my SIXTH (SIXTH!!) Reflections/Resolutions post! I started in 2014, and here we are now! If you haven’t read any of my previous wrapups, this is where I reflect on what I did this year and look forwards to what I want to do next year!
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- Actually started working on my Blogstagram, and saw a good amount of growth on there
- Did my first “real collab” with my friend Abby from Story Eyed
- Started actually putting in more effort into my blogposts, which meant that there were less blogposts but better quality
- (although my stats do not reflect that lol)
- Did 12 Days of Blogmas rather than 25 because that was more doable for me
- Didn’t see much growth on the blog (read: at all) but did see a pretty big leap in my socials, so that was a nice compromise
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- Do monthly goals Uhhhhhhh kinda? I did have better habit setting/tracking throughout the year, although not necessarily explicit /goals/ so I guess that kind of counts? Mostly successful.
- Read my Bible and do a devotional everyday I . . . actually could not tell if you if I did more Bible reading this year? This year I actually started studying studying the Bible though, and I feel like I’ve grown more spiritually this year than the past couple of years, so that’s good. I definitely did NOT do a devotional everyday though. Partially successful.
- Write in a journal at least 5 days a week HAHAHA no. I journaled every. single. day. in November, and a couple days at the beginning of the year and a couple times sporadically in the middle, but not overall. I wrote 62 entries, so 17% of the year. Considering that I’ve been slightly better at the end of the year than at the beginning, I would count that as a partial success.
- Develop a morning routine (updating monthly) and stick to it Again, this was more done at the end of the year, namely November. Since Christmas break in December, I’ve gotten bad at a morning routine again, but this is something I hope to continue in the new year. Mostly fail.
- Drink 3 quarts of water every day I drank SO MUCH water this year. Although I definitely didn’t drink 3 quarts of water every day, I did actively try to drink more water, so I will count this as a Success.
- Turn off electronics at midnight during college, and by 10pm not during college Urrr sometimes? This goal didn’t really motivate me that much, lol, I just went to bed whenever so I don’t think this really counts? Mostly fail.
- Memorize either a Bible chapter or literary work every month LOL NOPE. This did NOT happen. Failure.
- Revamp my Instagram and maybe actually stick to a theme for once Yes!!! I actually did this: at the beginning of the year, I shot a bunch of photos and organized them into a feed, and began posting! I’ve posted 132 times, which roughly equals 3 times a week! Success.
- Grow my platforms: Post at least one Instagram story, one tweet, and blog comment a day I did not post one comment every day, but I did my best to post one story and one tweet a day. I grew my Instagram and Twitter a bit, but my blog definitely fell by the wayside. Overall, though, I would count it a Success.
- Set a daily task and finish that task (i.e., stop procrastinating) I did not do this. I didn’t account for daily tasks in my bullet journal, and so I just kinda forgot about it. This is a goal that is coming back next year. Fail.
- Make 3 fair entries a month LOL no. I knit like 6 beanies and did 4 or 5 art projects but that’s about it. I barely participated in the fair as it was. Fail.
- Be more intentional about taking photos Yes! This year I set up a “photo a day” spread in my bullet journal and I logged 306 photos from throughout the year! Posting more on my Instagram also helped with this one. Now I have memories from almost every day of the year and that’s super exciting! Success.
- Not take an unplanned hiatus from the blog Uh well . . . the whole year was kind of a hiatus, so I definitely did not do this, haha! I did not post at all pretty much September-November. Fail.
- Only eat carbs one meal a day (on top of giving up the aforementioned list) This started out pretty strong, but dwindled throughout the year. Overall, I realized that this kind of restriction doesn’t really work great, and next year I will have different dietary goals. Partial success.
roughly 7/14, which is half, and what I shoot for every year, so yay!
- Actually starting curating an Instagram feed (Jan)
- Wrote my first Science Olympiad exam and proctored my first tournaments (Jan/Feb)
- Joined a Bible study on campus (Jan)
- My first Valentine’s day! (Feb)
- Finished my second semester of college! (May)
- Went on a month-long trip to visit family (June)
- Realized I’ve become an ISFJ instead of an ESFP (and had a breakdown about it on Twitter) (Jun)
- Went on my first double date (Jul)
- Went to the county fair again (Aug)
- Started my sophomore year of college!! (Aug)
- SAW dodie IN CONCERT (Sep)
- Hosted my first (flash) readathon (Sep)
- Started #Adulting and actually grocery shopped for myself (Oct/Nov/Dec)
- Finished my third semester of college! (Dec)
- Wake up before 7:30am everyday
- Journal at least one line everyday
- Memorize Colossians
- Go through My Utmost for His Highest devotional
- Have one hour to myself for quiet time everyday
- Complete all Little Bible Plans
- Take one photo every day
- Get to 1000 Instagram followers
- Restrict my use on social media
- No mindless browsing
- Practice intermittent fasting
- Lead a more nontoxic lifestyle
- Post at least two blogposts a month
- Get a 70% review ratio on Netgalley
- Set monthly goals
- Be able to do 10 pushups in a row and a full pullup