At the end of every year, I dedicate a blog post to the life lessons I’ve learned in the past 12 months. Even though this has become a familiar routine for me, writing this annual recap felt as different as my go-to outfits recently. Sneakers and loungewear have replaced my usual heels and blazers. I have worn my everyday pair of jeans a hand full of times. My beloved designer handbags have been collecting dust on their dedicated shelves. 2020 managed to turn everything upside down and make day-to-day normalcy feel like something from a romanticized past life. So damn, what a year 2020 has been. It was supposed to be the best chapter of my life. Having a fascination for numerology, 2020 seemed like the perfect numerological year – especially for someone born on 10/10. Instead, this year became one of the toughest challenges I’ve faced. Looking back at everything that happened has made me shed some tears. I have not felt this much anxiety, loneliness & sadness since battling depression in high school, a dark chapter I’m not particularly eager to revisit. 2020 was a tough teacher, and her strict methods and hard wake-up calls will be remembered forever. But it is that often these tough moments end up teaching us the most valuable of lessons. Now more than ever will this annual recap work as a personal catharsis. I am letting go of the pain that 2020 has caused, and only taking the life lessons with me to the next year. So let’s revisit this dark chapter for the last time, and reflect on the wisdom it has taught me, together.
It has become an annual tradition on my blog. With the start of the new year (new decade even!) I look back at the goals I set for myself in 2019, as well as think of 5 new goals I would like to achieve in 2020. Sooo unique, huh? And although this might seem as groundbreaking as florals for Spring and possibly setting myself bound to fail, I think self-reflection and goal setting is important. To me, it is one of human kind’s greatest gifts to better themselves and the world. So if you’re curious if I achieved the goals I set for myself in 2019, and what my new goals are for 2020, keep reading.
New year, new goals. Although one can argue that setting new year’s resolutions is just another way of making yourself feel like a miserable failure, since everyone knows new year’s resolutions only tend to last for a few weeks, I personally find it quite satisfying to start the new year with some new personal goals. Therefore, I am going to share I did and didn’t achieve in 2018, as well as setting 5 goals for 2019. I think setting new goals for yourself is just as important as reflecting on your old ones, so that is why I will be discussing both in this blogpost.
There’s something about the annual 1st of January that makes me feel like I can re-start this year with a blank slate. I know most new year’s resolutions are quite cliché, and nine out of the ten times do not last longer than the first week of February, but I still like to set some goals for myself each year. I think it is essential to write them down in order to self-reflect on your path. That is why I also want to share if I actually did or did not achieved the goals I set out for myself previous year.
Hi, my name is Lilia, and welcome to my blog called LilyLike! I'm an online inspirer, photographer & entrepreneur. I'm originally from the Netherlands, but moved to sunny Los Angeles to chase my dreams. On my blog, you will find inspirational writings, as well as links to my favorite life, style & home decor pieces. If you want to get to know me better, click on the read more button below!