2020 Resolutions

2020 seems like a great year to have a great year. In an effort to leave room for growth, I have set what I believe to be very thoughtful, very attainable resolutions. This year:

I want to be more aware of time. The time I take, the time I give, the time I make, the time I live. I want to have more appreciation for the time I get, the moments I love and the people that make them so special. I want to acknowledge, and appreciate, time… for exactly what it is. We don’t get enough of it, so in 2020 I’m going to saviour it, every second of it.

I want to love and appreciate myself. For far too long I’ve been far too critical of who I am, diminishing what I accomplish and beating myself up for what I don’t. I may not be able to attain perfection, but I can appreciate the journey and celebrate what I do accomplish.

I want to proofread my posts before I hit publish. For the past year this blog has been my thoughts, in the moment, as they happen. And, while I’m not ashamed of anything that I’ve said on this blog, I think that I would be much happier with what I publish if I checked the spelling and grammar first. My posts will never be perfect, but they can be a lot better.

I want to put myself ‘out there’. I want to see if there are companies who’ll possibly sponsor this blog. I want to write articles for other people. I want to take part in more podcasts. Dare I say, maybe one day, show my face to the world. I want to freely, take this blog in any direction that an open door can lead and never say no to an opportunity.

I want to take better care of myself, my mental health and my well being. When I get stressed out, the last thing I think about is my own well being, and I really ought to start putting myself first once in a while. I don’t need to be selfish, I just need to take care of myself. No more crying myself to sleep. I’m going to confront my feelings, eat properly, exercise, and try to see the better sides of life. I’d love to cut my sugar intake by 40-50%. I’ll always love sweet foods, but that doesn’t mean I need to eat them just because they’re there. My body is a temple and I need to treat it better so that I can feel better.

I want to learn more about photography and how to take beautiful photos. I’ve spent so many years of my life trying to edit shitty photos to make them look better for various companies that now I’d really to learn how to take beautiful photos to start with. Colour, composition, focus, flash, shutter speed… I really want to study the art of what it takes to get the perfect photo. After all, if a picture’s worth a thousand words, I might as well make them valuable words.

I want to go somewhere that I’ve never been and experience something I’ve never done. I am the type who wants to dangle my toes of the edge of waterfalls, walk hand-in-hand with weird and wild creatures of the forest, learn embarrassing phrases in foreign languages to be the ‘token tourist’ who makes everyone smile and laugh because they can’t help but love her quirky can-do attitude. So let’s go please. Let’s find an adventure.

I want to teach my friends and family of the importance of sustainability and making eco-friendly choices. I may have made small strides in 2019, but more can be done. It’s been a difficult transition for a lot of people in my life and I really want them to make better/smarter choices with respect to the purchases they’re making and the actions they’re taking. I know it’s possible, and I think with more education everyone can be making smarter choices… even if it’s as simple as buying stainless steel straws and cloth shopping bags. Every decision counts. This is our world and we ought to protect it, look after it and love it.

I want to reach a point where I no longer need to worry about money, or how I will afford things. I’m not someone who needs fancy things, but what I do need is to know that the basics, the simple things in life, will be attainable to me. I don’t want to fear my credit card bill. I don’t want to put off doing things like buying new glasses any longer. My eyeballs need new glasses. Of course, I know, a job will help with this. And, fingers crossed, the stars will align for me from that perspective.

I want to spread kindness to whomever I meet, wherever I go. The world needs more kindness and people need to know they’re loved, worthy and appreciated. If I can accomplish even the smallest fraction of that, I’ll consider it a success.

I want to test out Vessi’s Waterproof shoes to find out if they’re actually as good as they’re hyped up to be. I want to test out a weighted blanket to find out if they really help with sleep, anxiety, restlessness and all other things they claim to help with. I want to test out some noise cancelling head phones to see if they really help me avoid the rest of the world when I need to focus. Also, I’d like to test out waking up exceptionally early to see if it would really make me as productive of a person as everyone claims waking up at 4:30 am makes them.

I don’t ever want to spend another New Year’s Eve alone.

This year is going to be about openness, honesty, generosity and goodness. I want everyone to remember that you cannot do all the good that the world needs, but, the world does need all the good that you can do.

108 thoughts on “2020 Resolutions

  1. Lovely resolutions. I am sure you will achieve them all. I do share one of yours, or may be two. I need to get better at photography. I need to stop writing blog posts as I think them and plan them out.

    Wish you all the luck hor the year, for tomorrow. Happy new year again

    Ps I heard Niagara Falls has no water is that true?

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      1. Yeah, I looked and I couldn’t see anything related to news. Which, there were tens of thousands of people there last night so you’d think if this were the case, they’d have said something about it. lol

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  2. During the month of December I woke up at 5:30 AM every day, except during the week(s) I was sick. I discovered that 6:00 AM is better for me, but waking up early does help with productivity I find.

    I’m sorry that you spent New Years Eve alone. Even though I was around ppl, I felt lonely. It wasn’t a very eventful New Years even though 30 ppl were there. I would have still felt this way had I spent New Years by myself. I guess it’s what we make of it! Sure, having company is nice but it’s not always what we think we want 🙌

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    1. Gosh, everyone says it’ll make me more productive it just seems so hard to wake up early. I’m going to have to give it a try though.

      As for New Year’s, I’m sorry yours felt so lonely in a crowded room. When do you go back to AB? Hopefully soon. Sometimes, being alone is better than being lonely in a crowded room.

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      1. I’m heading back to Calgary tomorrow evening. It’s just me heading back tomorrow so it will be super peaceful for a few days. Last month, I was waking up early and going for morning walks outside in the cold. It woke me up and made me feel more alive. 🧘‍♀️🌱

        Make sure you’re still getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep at night in order to make the early mornings work for you. Good luck! I’m interested to know what you think of these early mornings. 🙂

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  3. Yes to a weighted blanket and go heavier than they suggest. For my body type they suggest a 15lb blanket. I would have preferred 20 lbs.
    It is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made 😉
    Lovely post and lovely resolutions V

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    1. You have one? I’m so jealous. I’ve been wanting to try one so badly. I’ve heard so many good things. How long have you had it? Does it help you sleep?

      I have this weird thing where I roll around so much in my sleep my blankets always wind up in some form of knot. I feel like a weighted blanket would keep that from happening, no?

      Happy New Year ❤

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      1. I’ve had it for just over a year. It helps calm my nervous system down. I still struggle with sleeping well (recently had a sleep study done) but it has calmed my thrashing a lot.
        The first night I used it I woke up in a panic because I felt like I couldn’t move. I have anxiety, so I had to ease into it. Now I can’t sleep with out it. I’ve had to bring it camping with us lol 🙂 it sucks when we fly somewhere though, too heavy to bring.

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  4. Love this post! There’s a lot of pressure involved in setting resolutions and I’m so glad you’ve addressed that. My goals are simple – I just want to maintain a peaceful lifestyle where possible and hopefully finish decorating my new home.

    Wishing you a fantastic 2020 x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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  5. I’m surprised you don’t really proofread or edit your posts. Nothing about them seems blatantly rough (no obvious punctuation or spelling errors) so if these are what your drafts look like, you already have something figured out!

    The rest are amazing ideas too. A New Year holds so much promise to have a clean slate and to start off fresh.

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    1. Thank you. Yeah, mostly it’s just my thoughts as I spill them onto the page. People usually tell me about my mistakes (small or large) via direct messages or comments after the fact an I end up feeling silly for making such silly mistakes. I do appreciate your compliment, though!

      I hope that you have a happy new year and that 2020 brings you plenty of health, prosperity and happiness!

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  6. The best, most genuine list of resolutions I’ve ever read. Thank you. I wish you nothing but the best this year! Also, I hope you don’t mind, but I put a link to this post in my blog. I felt that strongly about it. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reminding me of this. I honestly should be paying more attention to the wonderful people who make this place so pleasant for me. Happy New Year, my dear ❤

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  7. Good luck with all of your goals this year, I hope the stars align and get you the job that will make this all happen for you. I hope you can get lots of incredible new experiences too. Happy new year! x

    Sophie

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  8. Happy New Year! I can’t help but feel excited for you and all you will create in 2020. Here’s to an amazing year of learning, laughter and sunshine! This definitely inspired me to look over my intentions of 2020, great post!

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    1. Wouldn’t waterproof shoes be amazing, though? lol
      Sounds like you’ve got some good resolutions there. Sending you much love in 2020 ❤ Thank you for always being so kind to me

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      1. You have a beautiful vibe and are on the road to finding your life purpose. It’s not an easy road and requires patience, determination and an understanding of self. My life purpose is to help others with theirs 💝

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  9. Happy New Year! It is great that you have put a lot of thought about how to grow as a person this year and decade. It is important to know what you want and define the path to get there. Sending you lots of positive vibes to crush all of your goals!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  10. Nice post.

    “I want to see if there are companies who’ll possibly sponsor this blog. I want to write articles for other people. I want to take part in more podcasts.”

    Yes! Writing would be great for you.

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  11. Well said, an ambitious list that says to me you are looking forward positively to the year ahead. With such a positive outlook, when you review this post 12 months from now I hope and believe you’ll be able to see and take pride in your achievements over the year.

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  12. Your words are an inspiration and just reading this gave me hope that I can one day be even more open and honest in my life. Thanks for all your amazing posts and I really look forward to reading more from you! Happy New Years Vee and best of luck with all your resolutions 🙂

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      1. It was a holiday full of tiny blessings. Surrounded by my little family and showered with all the love I could hope for. The holidays are hard but I’m trying to view them differently 🙂 I hope yours was wonderful as well. It doesn’t matter who we are with (I spent new years on the couch with chili cheese dip and nachos), it matters how we view ourselves and our life. I’m working hard on positive affirmations to get through the depression and I’m determined to make 2020 a memorable year!

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  13. i think i should learn to proof read anything before i hit send or publish. The amount of times I’ve sent an email with a typo that i didn’t catch until after i sent it is embarrassing to say the least.

    Btw, i’m not proof reading this so if there’s a typo…

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    1. idk if you know about this trend going on with weighted blankets but ppl stand upright and throw the blanket over themselves to see if they will remain standing and the one vid i saw, the girl just falls back. The funny part is, she’s struggling to the hold the blanket and says, “it’s not that heavy.” anyways, 10/10 dont recommend

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      1. Hmmm. I’ve not heard of this trend. I’ll have to look it up on youtube.
        I suffer from severe anxiety and I’ve read that it helps you sleep if you suffer from anxiety, that was my reasoning for wanting to try it out. I don’t think I’d want to be throwing it over anyone though. That being said, I will look into what you’ve said.

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  14. A beautiful post. I’m delighted you have renewed your annual subscription to WordPress. You inspire, amuse and question …. I just love it. Thank you and best wishes for 2020 …. and beyond 😎❤️x

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    1. I just love this place too much, I couldn’t leave yet. Thank you for your kindness and continued support. ❤ Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years <3<3

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  15. I ❤ every single thing on this list. I can comment only on the weighted blanket part personally because I got one for Christmas (well actually early Christmas because work was causing too many meltdowns) and I can say that after coming home anxious, upset, and wanting to curl into a small ball, I laid under a 15 pound weighted blanket and felt calmer and more "contained" is the best way to put it. Sometimes when I'm anxious I feel like parts of me are flying in a hundred directions and this helped to center me. I know it sounds weird but it really worked for me.

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    1. That makes me really happy to hear. I really want a weighted blanket and, hearing that it helped with your anxiety really makes me feel more so like it could help me. Thank you for your comment ❤

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