Goodbye 2020: How I Did on My 2020 Goals & Setting New Goals for 2021

Well, 2021’s off to a great start already…

Any small nugget of optimism I might have had for the year is now aimed entirely at my own personal growth instead of having any optimism for, for example, the state of the world. So I guess the timing of this post is perfect in that sense, since this is all about me and what I want to do/achieve in 2021, as well as a look back on how I did on my goals for 2020!

I actually did surprisingly okay with my 2020 goals, but I’m happy with whatever I managed to accomplish. The entire world went through… a lot during 2020, so it isn’t fair to beat myself up for losing sleep or not writing enough or whatever other arbitrary thing I wanted to do. (And I hope you aren’t being too harsh on yourself either!!)
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May’s Moments of the Month: December // I Finished My School Semester & Read A Lot

Happy new year!

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2021 already. I’m praying that January is going to be a much better month for me than December was, because December was… not my best month. School and finals drained me a lot (unsurprisingly), and even over my break, I was kind of useless.

Luckily in December, I was able to read a lot of books, finish my GR challenge, and write more blog posts than usual!! But I accidentally developed some bad habits during the month (I am… so sleep-deprived…). Hopefully I can fix them and my deteriorating mental health this month!

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Goodbye 2020: My Favorite Moments of This Very Terrible Year!

Can you believe it’s already time for the end of year posts?

I don’t know how to feel about the fact that in a little over a week, this trashfire of a year will be over. On one hand, it’s a relief to know that we can have a fresh start in 2021, but at the same time, I have a deep fear that nothing will change—whether it be COVID specifically or our political systems in general—and it feels so overwhelmingly heavy to carry that.

I don’t like to list out my accomplishments, no matter how great or small, because it just ends up allowing my brain to find more reasons to hate myself. And that’s especially true during an absolutely terrible year like 2020, when a large accomplishment is having survived. What I think is much healthier is to reflect on the more positive moments that took place, the things that happened that made the year a tiny bit better. Obviously, most of these were not enough to completely cancel out every bad thing in 2020, but… they provided a little bit of joy to me, and that’s what is important to me.

This post is going to be much shorter than my usual posts, because it—unsurprisingly—was difficult to think of a multitude of memorable, positive moments from this year. But I have some other fun end of year content planned that’ll hopefully make up for it!

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May’s Moments of the Month: November // I Read a Lot of Books and Won NaNoWriMo!

I… actually did things this month?

Who am I!! Somehow I was not an aimless husk of myself floating above everything else and barely taking in anything. I truly have no idea what actually drove me to accomplish two big goals I had, and especially kind of near the same time over my school break?? But I guess it’s just the nearing Christmas Magic making everything possible!! (This is a joke. I love Christmas but not that much.)

Anyway, today I’m here to talk about all the things I was actually able to do during November. I can’t believe I’m saying it, but I had a GOOD month! I read lots of amazing books, wrote more than I expected, and had fun doing absolutely nothing to celebrate my birthday. The slump I talked about in October? Gone. Nonexistent. And I’m very glad to see it go!!

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May’s Moments of the Month: October // I Lacked in Pretty Much Every Aspect of My Life

The title of this post is not clickbait, unfortunately.

October was… a strange month, to say the least. It was another one of those months that felt like it somehow went by super quickly but also dragged on forever.

I was pretty much in a slump in every area of my life, from reading to blogging to writing to my mental health. I guess the only thing I truly excelled at was watching TV, which I don’t think… qualifies as a skill. Here’s to hoping November will be slightly better—it is my birthday month after all!!

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