2019 Reflections/2020 Resolutions || 12 Days of Blogmas 2019 Day 12

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!

My 2019 Reflections + 2020 Resolutions

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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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2019 Resolutions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Memorize either a Bible chapter or literary work every month LOL NOPE. This did NOT happen. Failure.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!

2019 Happenings

    • 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)

2020 Resolutions

  1. Wake up before 7:30am everyday
  2. Journal at least one line everyday
  3. Memorize Colossians
  4. Go through My Utmost for His Highest devotional
  5. Have one hour to myself for quiet time everyday
  6. Complete all Little Bible Plans
  7. Take one photo every day
  8. Get to 1000 Instagram followers
  9. Restrict my use on social media
  10. No mindless browsing
  11. Practice intermittent fasting
  12. Lead a more nontoxic lifestyle
  13. Post at least two blogposts a month
  14. Get a 70% review ratio on Netgalley
  15. Set monthly goals
  16. Be able to do 10 pushups in a row and a full pullup

Happy end of Blogmas, everyone! I hope you enjoyed reading my posts, and I hope you have a WONDERFUL New Year!! What is one New Year’s Resolution you have? What is one thing you accomplished this year?

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