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What I am changing in 2020.

As we are now over a week into January I thought this would be the perfect time to talk about what I plan to change this 2020.
This year I am not setting any new year resolutions, just life changes that I want to keep too. We all set New Year’s resolutions but after a while, we seem to forget about them and no longer stick to them. This is why I do not want to call the resolutions this year. This year is all about life goals!

My happy planner this year to keep me on track!


Last year my health caused my daily routines to make a major hit. In honesty, I completely lost all concept of what a routine even is or should be. One of my main goals right now especially is to get myself in a routine again. The past few days I have been setting my alarm for 9:30 every morning, which is a start since most days I had not been getting up till the afternoon.
Currently, my iPad and iPhone are acting more of a PA then anything else, as I am finally setting constant reminders, events, shared notes with Emma etc. Apparently this method seems to be working most for me, as I have started planning my day hour by hour.


At the beginning of this month, I posted about bringing confidence into 2020. Which as I said there I plan to step out of my comfort this year and become more confident we’re possible.
For me, I know that this is not going to be easy! But I am determined to try.

Learning to love myself for who I am

My self-employment.

Becoming self-employed is a big deal for me this year. I am finally starting to push myself in many ways to get organised, focused and motivated. 2019 left me with way too many months that I didn’t feel motivated at all, I am promising myself that this is not going to be the case this year.

Getting married. 04.09.2020.

Well, this is less of a goal and more of something that is definitely happening this year. With less than 9 months to go till September now and still so much to do. Our wedding is a massive focus of the year! I am so excited. This year I get to become Mrs Taplin to my beautiful fiancé Emma. One of our many exciting adventures this year.

Healthy lifestyle.

Having said about the wedding, this now fits in pretty well. This year I’m taking a particular interest in my health and lifestyle. Having had a bad year health-wise last year, I am hoping that by the wedding I can get myself into better shape then I am now. There are wedding photos to think about of course!

Moving house.

This is a given for us this year as well. This year, probably in the next 6 months I and Emma will be moving into our own place. That’s right, 2020 is a new house and a marriage!
how scary is this right? And so bloody exciting. We started this week, house searching. Already we are overwhelmed with the number of viewings and searching we have planned this week. I am excited and nervous about the challenges me and Emma will face by living on our own!
You will probably see me blogging about this a lot this year. I warn you now :).

Will 2020 be the year for using my camera more.

Now, this is really an ironic ambition for me this year. Honestly, I am a photo obsessed personality. I constantly have my phone out taking photos. Over the past few years though it’s constantly photos on my phone. Not my actual camera, which I spent so much money on.
It really annoys me that I’ve become so lazy when it comes to my DSLR, especially when it’s one of my prize possessions. So I am planning to get it out of its bag every chance I can.

Last but not least. Happiness.

I know that right now I am so lucky! I have an amazingly supportive partner, a wonderful family, a lovely place to live, amazing friends and so many wonderful things that are happening this year. 2020 is going to be a busy and amazing year for both of us.
Unfortunately, I sometimes allow my depression and anxiety to affect me way too much. So this year I want to try and improve by leaving myself happy messages and notes to find. Reminders. Things like that.
It is so easy for any of us, no matter what our situation, to forget how lucky we really are.

So this is my list of what I want to change (and what will be changing) in 2020.
What is it that you would like for your year? I hope you all reach your goals.

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  1. January 10, 2020 / 1:51 pm

    Happy new year and best of luck with all of your 2020 targets.
    I’m also planning on becoming self-employed in 2020.
    Hope your wedding is everything you dream of!


    • AlexaJade
      January 10, 2020 / 2:20 pm

      That’s awesome! Good luck in your self-employed journey. Hoping it’s not to stressful x

  2. January 10, 2020 / 10:41 pm

    One of my goals is to use my camera lots as well! Looks like you’ve set yourself up for a great year!

    • AlexaJade
      January 11, 2020 / 9:27 am

      Ohhh yes! Do it! I love photos so much. Hopefully this year will be as amazing as I want… it is really so exciting right now!

  3. January 10, 2020 / 11:23 pm

    Looks like we have some of the same intentions for 2020! I’m also trying to be more happy this year, easier said than done lol. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! (:

    Erika Marie | https://imerikamarie.com

    • AlexaJade
      January 11, 2020 / 9:26 am

      Focusing on happiness is so key. Being happy really effects us in life. Hope you have a really happy 2020. X

    • AlexaJade
      January 11, 2020 / 9:25 am

      Thankyou very much ?

  4. January 11, 2020 / 10:53 am

    Congratz on getting married! And all the other changes that will be happening in 2020!
    I can appreciate you wanting to establish a routine again. I myself always want to feel grounded and ‘stable’ because not having a sense of security is quite scary.

  5. January 11, 2020 / 3:25 pm

    Happy New Year congrats on everything. I’m also in the midst of trying to set some life changes. I think it’s good to have realistic expectations you know. I hope you achieved everything you wish and have a great and blessed 2020

    • AlexaJade
      January 11, 2020 / 11:39 pm

      Stop thinking just do it ? it’s the best advice I ever received.

  6. January 11, 2020 / 6:35 pm

    First of all congratulations and good wishes for you wedding.Your changes are motivating me too.

    • AlexaJade
      January 11, 2020 / 11:38 pm

      Thankyou lovely ? it’s such an exciting year!
      I’m glad my post could ,private you with your goals

  7. January 12, 2020 / 9:27 pm

    Happy new year to you! Congratulations for your wedding. I hope this year brings lots and lots of happiness. Have a cheerful year ahead.

  8. January 13, 2020 / 6:12 am

    Happy New Year! These are some great goals to achieve. I hope you reach each and every one of them!

  9. January 14, 2020 / 8:44 am

    I really hope that you have a fantastic year darling, cannot wait to see your wedding pictures. I’m sending you so much love. ?

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

  10. January 17, 2020 / 8:59 pm

    Congratulations! I wish you well on your lifestyle changes.

  11. March 5, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    I love how these are really positive and achievable goals which will better your life so it makes them a perfect choice! Congratulations on being engaged and the fact that you’ll moving, that’s an amazing thing to have to look forward to! I think happiness is an amazing goal so well done you. Can’t wait to see how you get on with these goals!
    Alex xx

    • AlexaJade
      March 7, 2020 / 9:27 am

      Thank you for the love.
      I am a massive goal setter. I love the feeling when you’ve achieved your goal.

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