My Ideal 2020.

Are you even a blogger if you don’t do some kind of end-of-year round up post? Even more pressure when it’s the end of a decade..amiright? I managed to do most of the things I set for myself in 2019. I’ve done a lot of reflecting over the last couple of years and in an aid to stop repeating myself, I thought I’d focus on things I want to happen in 2020 instead.

a black and white image of me in a flowery wrap dress in sunglasses blowing bubbles for a friends wedding in italy in the summer. taken on a film camera so looks vintage.
Blowing bubbles in Italy.

Explore & visit at least 4 new places.

I’ve been pushing to travel a lot more over the past couple of years and I really want to tick off a few more bucket list items in 2020 whilst I have the time and money to do so. We’ve already booked Melbourne, Australia for March, so that’s at least one place planned already. We have hopes to also do a road trip around Ireland and visit Chris’s brother in Munich. We better get planning! If you want to follow all of my travels, I post all my adventures in more detail over on my Instagram.

Get Promoted.

I’ve been in my current job role for a year and a half now. I’d really like to get promoted and start working my way up the career ladder. I’ve been growing more confident and taking on more responsibility so i’d be really disappointed if I didn’t come out of 2020 with a promotion in the bag.

Continue my journey to love myself more.

I’ve always struggled with my weight. I lose it, I gain it, I lose it again, it’s honestly exhausting. 2019 I spent trying to love myself no matter what my size. I exercised more and tried to eat a more balanced diet. I bought clothes that fitted and got rid of all the clothes I was clinging onto for no other reason than self loathing but progress was made at least and i’d like to carry this on in 2020. Something that did help was taking more photo’s of myself and letting Chris take more photos of me, seeing more of myself taught me to love some of the things I once hated.

Create more.

This year I decided to pick my blog back up again, I re-opened my Etsy shop and started painting again. It took a long time but my creative juices have been flowing once again. This year I want to carry that on and continue writing and design and release my first pin for my store (which has been a dream for as long as I can remember!). We’ve also been enjoying taking photographs with our film camera’s and I certainly want to carry that on and have lots of awesome photos to look back on in the future.

Set and hit a savings goal.

Over the last couple of years I’ve become much more financially stable. It’s taken me till my late 20’s and into my 30’s to get there but girl finally got there. Yes I can always do with earning more (that’s what re-starting your career at 29 will do to you) but I’m regularly putting money aside and saving any bonus’s from work too. These routines have helped me travel more than ever before, have emergency funds and also treat myself to things like a new iPhone 11pro and Fitbit Versa 2 when I wanted to. It’s been great to really not have to worry about paying bills and rent every month.

Sell my house and get divorced.

Last but not least, I want to finally put some chapters of my life in the past and to do that, I need to sell my house and file for divorce. It’s not a particularly exciting or happy goal for the year but it’s one that needs doing and it’ll put me on much better grounds for the next decade. It’s going to cost money, take a lot of effort and emotional tax but i’m willing to put all the effort in so I can move on with my life.

Easy right?

I know setting these goals always seem a lot easier said than done but I’ve done a lot over the last couple of years and I’m fully ready to embrace it and challenge myself. I’ve definitely had some low points in 2019 that were recognised and worked through and I’d obviously like to minimalise those in 2020.

What are you wanting in 2020?

Please tell me as I’d love to know what priorities you have over the next year.

Hope you all have a great new year and that 2020 will be full of positive changes and adventures.

Tarnya xox

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