Can you believe that we have actually finally made it into the year 2021, I am pretty certain at one point I didn’t think that 2021 would ever start. Well, it did feel that way anyway.
I’m not going to lie. I started writing a post about rounding up the year that was 2020. At the start of the post, I had written that I was going to try and remain positive. The truth is, that was pretty impossible. No matter how hard I tried to divert from the negative mindset I found myself listing way too many reasons why 2020 was hell for us. Then I found myself lost in a, how am I really starting this apparently fresh start year. (well, we won’t even get into last nights latest announcement!… Yeah Thank you for that Borris, last to follow through again)
Don’t get me wrong. I do like to keep it real when I’m talking about my life here on the blog. No one actually has the ability to be positive 24/7. Although one of my main goals in life has been to spread positivity where ever I can.
So I’ll do a short some up of what happened in 2020 with us.
We moved into our first home together.
We had known for a few years, it would not be long till we were moving away from the farm, and finding ourselves somewhere. From January onwards, we were lucky enough to start our search for our new home. Our beautiful house was one of the very first houses that we looked at, and afterwards, nothing came in comparison, honestly.
We were moved in by March, Just days before the very first lockdown we faced. Our first home together, and it is very special. I can’t wait for our future adventures here.
So far we have already created so many memories, made new connections and friends.
This is honestly the main thing that happened to us this year.
We still managed to have some fun in the summer, whilst social distancing, when we’ve needed to.
That pretty much sums up 2020. (The positive version anyway)
2021 is a feeling of a fresh start. We do know that there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the COVID pandemic. With the vaccination being rolled out, we should be back to normality by June or July.
Keeping a positive mindset for that I am excited at the thought of still being able to have our dream wedding that has been postponed till July 30th.
What I would really like to see from 2021.
This year I have made the decision not to make any New Years resolutions. The thing is, when it comes to resolutions, they barely ever are achieved. Setting a New Years resolution is almost as good as setting yourself up for failure. Most of the time anyway.
Interesting fact. Did you know that the 17th of January is national ‘give up your NY resolution day’? I am not lying. It is actually a thing. Shocking right? 17 days is the most anticipated time that we tend to stick to our ‘New year, New me’. Really gives you something to think about right?
Our perfect wedding day!
Well, my first one is pretty obvious. I would like to successfully reboot our wedding plans and get back on track to celebrate our love for one another for July 30th. I had taken a break from the wedding plans due to the utter uncertainty that 2020 left us. Choosing to postpone our wedding really was a heartbreaking and horrible decision to have had to of made. However. Onwards and upwards. I can’t wait to start the fun things we couldn’t do last year (Of course in the hope that 2021 allows us to do them). I’m looking forward to finding the perfect dress, preparing for our day, and having our hen nights!
I would like to regain control of my health.
For the past few years, I have really been struggling with my body, As well as my mental health. I still have been suffering from chronic illness, which is yet to be fully diagnosed, it has been nearly 2 years.
When it comes to my mental health, I can admit that 2020 made everything feel like it was coming down on me worse, I was Diagnosed with PTSD, and I am currently getting support. I am waiting to have trauma therapy at the moment.
It has not been easy at the best of times, but this year I am determined to try anything possible to get myself back on track.
For the past year, alongside my blogging, I have been absolutely addicted to the Procreate program.
I have been drawing digitally over the past year since paying for the program, I got myself an apple pencil! Honestly, I haven’t looked back since, the last few weeks I have been sharing my illustrations on a new instagram, which has really given me the confidence in what I have been achieving. Now I plan to open my own sticker, and label shop on Etsy. So watch this space for an official update on that.
Positivity and happiness
Although like most I do have some quite specific goals, that I would like to achieve this year, my main focus is to concentrate on myself. My positivity and happiness.
The other day I read an interesting article, with the headline, when did positivity become so toxic. It is true, we should be taking time to work on ourselves, and come to terms with our emotions. We should not be feeling pressured to feel positive, but working towards the actual emotion of positivity. The real one, not the fake pretending to be positive.
What I’ll be doing to achieve my goals this year.
I am determined not to give up
I swear, one of the biggest flaws I know myself, that I have. Giving up. Sometimes the idea of giving up is just so much more easy, than actually pursuing.
Setting myself milestone
Honestly, we all have the right to be able to dream big, and I support being able to dream big. However to actually reach those goals, and have our dreams come true, we need to think smaller at first. Which is something that I have realised I hadn’t really been doing very well.
This year I am using my Mal Paper, daily goal setter journal, and I am breaking my goals up.
Taking more time to be creative
Creativity is literally my life. I love being creative, I craft, I write, I dream. All of these things I am so passionate about. So this year I have decided to stop procasinate, and give myself more time to actually create, craft, and inspire myself.
No matter what it is you have planned for your 2021 year, I wish you the best with it. 2021 has the potential to be an amazing year. It may not be the best start right now, and yep we are officially in another serious lockdown, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We will get through this, together.