I’m Back | 2019 Recap & 2020 Goals

Hey guys! I am officially back for 2020! I am super excited to get into posting more, I think the break was good but I’m glad to be back.

So today I’ll be posting my 2019 recap and goals for 2020. I did not take pictures a lot in 2019, and one of my goals is to take more pictures (mostly so I can remember what I did all year XD)

Also, I cannot believe that it is already 2020! A new decade, wow. I feel so old having lived in 3 decades already! I’m only 14 though…

So here’s a recap on 2019 for me! All these photos are from the blog since I didn’t take many photos (also as a clarification, I did take a lot of photos, but not everyday, life-y ones).

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JANUARY 2019

In January, I went back to school, and yeah. I started off with an “18 Day Blogging Challenge”, which I thought would be great but I stopped midway through. That’s pretty much it, yikes…

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FEBRUARY 2019

In February, I had school & a break, hosted a Q+A, and wrote a poem called Some Days! I honestly don’t think it’s the best, though… Other than that not much.

MARCH 2019

In March I took a bunch of nature photos (as you can see above). I also posted a blog post poem, which you can check out here. I also had my 2-year blogiversary! Also in March, I had a kind of strange pink and blue design… Also, I can’t seem to think of anything much in my life from March besides school, I’m sure that there are tons of things I’m just not thinking of right now. XD

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APRIL 2019

In April, I had school and a break! I started a spring break diaries but that did not work out. I got a raincoat, I guess? I actually love it, it’s a magenta color, and it’s a great size! That’s pretty much the only thing I wrote about on the spring break diaries. I got a haircut because my hair was kind of long a tangly, it was great to get it cut to about my chin, which is a little short, but now it’s a great length (about my shoulders).

I also had exams/tests in English and Math that we do yearly, which were not so bad but this year I have to do science as well, which is my least favorite subject. I did better in math than I thought, mostly because I was in honors last year. This year I am not in honors, which is so much easier for me. I also started track, which was really fun! I’m hoping to do it again this year!

I also started an aesthetic blog! It did not go a very long way but it was fun for the bit that it lasted!

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MAY 2019

In May, I made a lot of aesthetics as you can see above! I also continued track. That’s pretty much it. XD

JUNE 2019

In June I posted a great amount! I worked a lot on my friend’s and I’s book, which we still have not finished but are just about to (we took a hiatus from it XD), and finished school. I took a trip to Pennsylvania, which was fun! I also went camping, and yeah. Also, I totally forgot, I saw Rachel Platten in a tour with Pentatonix, met her, and got some cool things like a shirt and a bag!!

JULY 2019

In July, I did not post that much. I don’t remember doing much, though I left for a trip (I’ll write about in August since the majority was in August, I think). I remember making tye-dye cakes/cupcakes with my grandma which was fun!

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AUGUST 2019

August was a great month! I continued my trip to the beach, which was super fun! I saw tons of family I hadn’t seen in a while, and had lots of fun! We had a bonfire and there are tons of pictures, but I cannot post them for privacy reasons XD. Later in the month, I WENT TO DISNEY! It was SO fun!!! Apparently my friend was there at the same time, though we didn’t see each other. I also found out I have the same teachers as last year (long story don’t worry). When we got back, I had an open house, though that was with barely any students since we missed the real one. My sister saw her friend though! And I bumped into my teachers… almost all of them… kinda awkward XD. And just like that I was in 8th grade!

SEPTEMBER 2019

In September, school had just started which was great! I did not post much, but that’s good since I was so busy. I started cross country, which was better than last year, so… I still don’t love distance running. That’s pretty much it!

OCTOBER 2019

Again, I did not post much though I did do a Q+A here. I finished up cross country, and started STEM club and yearbook! I also celebrated Halloween with my friend which was fun!

NOVEMBER 2019

In November, I remember having my first break of the year and Thanksgiving, which was so much fun! And I got new glasses which are AMAZING! I went to the dentist… I guess that’s it!

DECEMBER 2019

December was a great month! I had two snow days before we came back from Thanksgiving break, which was great because we got 2 extra days off! I took a hiatus, so I only posted twice I believe. My school took a field trip which was postponed twice and was super cold there, so… We also had a surprise party for my dad, and my cousins came since they could not come for Christmas. I had the winter break and celebrated Christmas, so on Christmas Eve we went to mass and then to my cousin’s house for a big party, then went home and on Christmas morning drove to my grandmother’s house for Christmas. It was super fun! I also celebrated my birthday, and yeah! We ended the year counting down until midnight!

So, I am not going to focus on my 2019 goals since they were… honestly… strange? I’ll list them here, but you’ll see what I mean.

  • Gain 100 followers by the end of June– Yes, I did do this!
  • Sell crafts and baked goods to earn money.– No, I think I need to find the right time to try this, it might happen this year though!
  • Save more money– I don’t really know, I did save quite a bit of money for my Disney trip if that counts? Though a large portion of it was money from family and friends, I saved over $80 I think which is great considering I rarely ever save over $50.
  • Read at least 50 books (hey I’m not a huge reader, so 50 is a reasonable goal)– I tried the Goodreads challenge, I did not make it to 50, and at the end I stopped counting, but I’d say maybe 35 books? I read a good amount though!
  • Become a better blogger– I am not sure what I meant by this, I blogged pretty well?
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And now, for my 2020 goals! I’m excited!

  • Blog- Gain 300 followers, create a brand for myself, and focus on blogging a bit more
  • School- I want to study harder in order to get better grades (mostly science)
  • Fitness- I want to improve my fitness and try to do a 30-day fitness challenge!
  • Photography- Take more photos (at least one a day) & maybe improve my photography a bit.
  • Possibly start a business? This isn’t an important one though. This could include making money somehow like publishing a book with my friend!

I’m sure that there are many more that I may think of later, in which I will update this post!

I’m hoping to brand up the blog a bit, get certain colors, and make my design a bit better. I like this design, I just need to update it a bit.

What are some of your goals for the new year? Any big things happening? I’m going into high school! That’s all I can think of!

12 thoughts on “I’m Back | 2019 Recap & 2020 Goals

  1. Ok but your aesthetics are literally #goals 😍💜
    Love having you back, Ara! The blogging community’s not the same without you and your creativity! 🙌🏼✨
    Ooh I wish I could’ve gone to Disney in August! 😂 or any month, actually… 🤷🏻‍♀️
    Yes yes I love your 2020 goals 😍 especially the blogging ones!

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