I know you might be over the new year resolutions posts by now but I wanted my first blog post in 2020 to be about my goals for the year. It’s 2020 and I turned 30 which is a milestone and instead of dreading turning 30, I’m going to embrace it and be grateful that I’ve been alive for three decades. In this post, I also want to talk about how I want to move forward with this blog as I’ve been thinking about it for quite some time.
Why I’ve been MIA
It’s been a while since my last blog post. It actually feels weird that I’m sat down with my laptop writing about this but I want to share why I have been silent over here. A lot happened the past few months and now I feel ready to share how I’ve been because for the first time in a long time, I actually feel like myself again.
2017: A Review
I have been a terrible blogger as the last time I posted here was back in October. The later part of the year is always so hectic and I also lost my blogging mojo. I’m hoping to get it back this year so to start afresh (even though this post is also a bit late), I want to look back on 2017 which has been a year of change.
2017 was by far, the hardest year as it truly tested my strength but it also turned out to be the best. It made me a stronger and better person. I took every opportunity that was presented to me and it was the year that I really felt like I was being myself. In a way, my break up was like me being set free from the anchor that weighed me down. I was finally able to live my life how I should’ve.
2017: The Year of Change
I know it’s the end of January and I’m only just posting about the new year. However, if you knew what I’ve been through the past couple of weeks, you will understand. I would also usually cringe at the typical new year sayings like ‘new year, new beginning or new year, new me’ kind of thing but they are so true in my situation.
I feel like I say this every month but how fast is this year going by though?! It’s already May and April whizzed by so quickly. Next thing you know, it will be the end of the year which is crazy.
April was quite a hectic month for me. There were some stressful parts but I also did some exciting things. See monthly recap below.
Highlights of 2015
I do a monthly highlights post here on the blog which is a look back on the great things that has happened in my life. This time, I looked back on the year just passed.
2015 was not the best year if I have to be quite honest. It was an emotional rollercoaster ride with plenty of ups and downs. I’m not going to dwell on the bad and will focus on the positives instead.
If you want to see the best parts of last year, continue below.
25 Random Questions
As I celebrated my birthday the past week, I thought I’d have an additional post for all of you if you want to get to know me better. I post mainly fashion and beauty here on the blog but it’s nice to be a bit more personal.
The first one I did was the Taking Stock post and that was well received. I searched the internet for another tag question and I found one on Chapter Friday.
If you want to know my answers to random 25 questions, click below.
Today’s post is a little bit different but I was inspired by a few NZ bloggers who have answered this Taking Stock list. My blog turned 6 months yesterday too and I have thought of doing this when I hit this mark. This is outside my usual posting schedule but I hope you enjoy this more personal post.