Well met, everyone, and welcome back to the blog! Earlier this year, I wrote a post about what my 2020 resolutions were. Now that we’re in the final month of 2020, I thought it’d be a good idea to revisit my resolutions for this year.
Continue to develop my blog and YouTube channel, but do so with self-compassion and without comparing myself to others. I’ll be the first to admit I pretty much dropped my YouTube channel. The reasons are many and varied and they all boil down to two main things: the process of prepping content, setting up shots, filming, editing, etc., just didn’t work for me when I was balancing other responsibilities, and I wanted to focus my attention on other platforms like Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. If I’m being honest, I’m not sure when I’ll come back to YouTube, if I will at all. I’ll still be here, though, of course.
Continue to develop my music and a career in such. Ummmmm… yeah, that didn’t happen either. Then again, COVID was a thing (and still is a thing), so I’m willing to be more self-forgiving with this one. I don’t know if I’ll post music on my socials yet, but I’m not against the decision altogether.
Continue to develop a daily routine that is sustainable and allows for self-care.This is still a rough road but I’ve still made significant progress in self-knowledge and self-care. This month, I’ve resolved to work out as many days as possible to start a habit of daily exercise. I’ve started making my own clothes to allow for more physical and mental/emotional comfort in my daily life (more about the concept of “mental comfort” for clothes in this video by Abby Cox). I’ve started the process of making food staples like bread and jams from scratch to reduce the amount of unhealthy things like preservatives, food coloring, chemicals, etc. in my diet. Caring for my family’s cats Beauty and Lily has been a big part of my life now, especially all the cuddles they give. Writing and creating pretty things are still a huge part of my life, and I find great fulfillment from it.
While I feel it’s important to acknowledge where there’s more room for growth, I also want to acknowledge where I succeeded. Upon looking at my personal vision board and the list of resolutions I had for myself, there are a few successes I’d like to celebrate:
Going back to school
Adopting Beauty and Lily
Starting the publication process for my short story “Queen of the Wilis”
Starting a new job
Growing a community on Instagram and Twitter
What are your resolutions for 2021? Did you meet any of your resolutions for 2020? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time, stay magical, everyone!