Looking back at the year – Thoughts, goals and hopes for 2020

Looking back at the year – Thoughts, goals and hopes for 2020

 

2020 Is nearing way too fast, and I would love to look back at the year.

 

A lot has happened in 2019; I became a second-year student, got glasses (because apparently, I am not as good as seeing as I thought), and celebrated 5 years together with my boyfriend.

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My boyfriend and I also made it to 1 year living together, we got a new bed (expensive AF), and kind of made this tiny, not-that-great apartment kind of worth living in.

I had my study-trip (or whatever) with my classmates, and actually made some friends- who would have known??

Overall, I feel like this year has been a rollercoaster – Doesn’t every year feel like that? And there has been so many good things.
Of course there has been a lot of bad stuff too, but why in the world would we like to think about those? – Unless of course we can do something about them.

 

At the start of the year I made a vision board with some goals for this year, so let’s look at how that went!

  • Reach 200 followers
    Still in the making- It’s slow and steady, but I think we might still be able to make it (hopefully)
  • Wake up at a reasonable time
    Well… I was really good at this, just until I wasn’t. I have to get back into the right routine again, so that I will keep on feeling fresh and wakey.
  • Do more yoga
    Yes, and no. In periods, I am super good at this. Gets up early, does the yoga, feels good about myself. Other times I am more like a sloppy potato, not really feeling energized enough to do, well, anything.
  • Eat better
    This I have become much better at! I usually drank way too much soda (yup I have been very addicted), and now I am down to only drinking it in the weekends, and some weekends not even drinking it.
    Besides this I had these huge sugar cravings. where I just felt like eating all the sugar in the world (even though I do not eat that much at one time, I was good at eating something every day, multiple times a day) And I also stopped eating candy, cakes and so on in the weekdays, unless of course it was a special occasion.
    These better eating habits did slip once in a while, but overall I kept them pretty good.
  • Drink more water
    Yup, this one I got MUCH better at, even though I am terrible at it. I went from drinking like, maybe half a Liter a day, to one. (even sometimes more). I would love to get closer to two, but small steps forward also count.
  • Make a donation
    I actually donated quite a lot early on the year, simply because we had too much stuff in our apartment (I am a hoarder and have a hard time throwing anything out).
    We ended up giving all our extra kitchen gear and so on, to a local second hand shop.
  • Reach Platinum in LOL
    This one was my only gaming related goal- thank god for that, and I actually made it into Platinum in League Of Legends new game mode thingy Teamfight Tactics.

 

Now, I feel like I did pretty good this year, and I hope I will be able to do even better in the year to come.

 

Another thing I would like to look at, is my bucket list. I know I have shared it quite a while ago, but let’s see what I crossed from my list this year:

  • Plant a tree (with the app, Forest, I have planted 4 trees by now)
  • Donate clothes (Donated a lot to H&M, and even though that might not be the “best cause” it is indeed better than throwing them out!

That is indeed not much for one whole year, but I aspire to cross of more in the year to come!

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Let’s look at next year’s goals:

  • Reach 250 followers on the blog
  • Reach 10 subscribers on YouTube
  • Finish my education
  • Get a job
  • Drink more water
  • Get more exercise- Yoga & running
  • Eat less sugar
  • 1 good thing a day
  • Low buy
  • Get more creative- try with making homemade pasta and sew my own clothes
  • Write a book
  • Get into French (I learned some at my time in France, but lo and behold, I forgot most of it, and now only speaks low quality French)
  • Save-Opoly

 

Some of these might seem a bit low hit, but to be honest, it is just important to me to get some good habits going for year to come.
Let’s get a bit more into some of these goals!

 

1 good thing a day:

I don’t remember where I saw this first, but I remember getting the idea from something similar on Pinterest.

What I am going to do is get a container (actually I got a clear vase), and every day in the new year, I will end the day writing one good thing that happened that day.
This way I will end up with a vase filled with good vibes, and nice memories from the past year. When the year nears its end (or when I just need a pick me up), I can take a note, and read it.

The vase can be reused every year, and the paper can be kept for another time. (and I might even end up having many years of memories.

I just got a vase from the shop where I work, and some origami paper from a craft shop. The paper was colourful, not too big, and without glue (like sticky notes) or other stuff on.

Now let’s go catch those good days!

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Low Buy:

I got this idea (or stole it) from The Newbury Girl here on WordPress.

She did the same thing, ending up in a no buy, that made me think about how much money I actually use on makeup and skincare.

HINT: A LOT

Literally way too much, and I see now; I have a problem. I can just imagine what I could’ve used all those hundreds of dollars, Euro, DKK on if just I kept them, or saved them.

I guess the first part is admitting you have a problem, the next thing is doing something about it.

So, for 2020 (oh god I hope I can keep this) I will CUT DOWN on some of the stuff I buy.

This means: I will get a fixed amount a month that I can buy makeup and skincare for. The number of my choosing: 150DKK, which is about 20 Euro or 22USD.

Doesn’t sound as much, but man I need to cut down, and to be honest; some months I use closer to 1000DKK (134 Euro, 149USD) and I therefore need some help.

I will be able to stock up on my budget, meaning if I don’t use all the money in for example January, I can put it into my February account. On the other hand, I cannot use my budget in advance, and therefore take money from February to use in January.

Now, there are some rule bending.

I AM allowed to buy something if I have used my product up, and I do not have another product filling that need.
I AM allowed to buy it, if it is something, I have had on my wish list for a while and it comes on sale. I am therefore not allowed to buy it if it is the normal price.
I AM allowed to buy the Safiya Nygaard Lipstick Collection if it is in stock, no matter the price.
I AM allowed to buy the Disney Princesses and Villains collections. The Frozen collection is a maybe. (I have been looking at these for soooo long)
I AM allowed to buy the Holo Taco “Basic necessities” which translates to approx. 5 products (base, topcoat, colour, colour and peel of protection)

Now of course I am not allowed to buy all of these at the same time (even though I would love too), but these are the ones that I, in the year of 2020 AM allowed to buy at some point.

 

In short

  • 150DKK a month
  • I can save, but not borrow
  • I can buy if I have no other solution
  • I can buy sales from my Wishlist
  • I can buy from Safiya, Cristine or Disney.

 

Write a book

I have always wanted to write a book, but never really known what to write about.

Now. I still don’t know what to write about, there are just too many options, but no matter what I want to find out, and at least actually try to write something.

 

Save-Opoly

Last year I also played Save-Opoly, and actually saved quite a bit up.
Therefore I am doing this again this year, just to see how much I can actually save up.

The rules are easy. Start at the start point. Every week you roll a dice, and move the amount that the eyes say. The place you and at, is how much you put away in a savings account that you are not allowed to touch. I put mine into the “New bed” savings, and were ONLY allowed to use the money for that new bed.

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That’s the Goals for 2020, and though some might seem oh so simple, I find that it is always harder to reach them than you sometimes think.

 

 

I think that is enough chit chat for one day, so I will end this rant for now!

 

What goals are you setting for next year??

 

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time 😊