I don’t even know the words to describe my 2020. While it was an absolute mess, I feel like a lot of good came from it for me and I really changed as a person. I did some serious adulting and have really been working on getting my act together.
Do you usually start with the bad news or the good news? I guess the bad, to neutral, to good? Anyway, I think we all know most of the bad since there was (is) a global pandemic going on. Montreal first locked down in March and I was fortunate enough to keep my job, just on reduced hours for a while. Unfortunately we are back into another serious lockdown which is extremely frustrating. If you saw a previous post ( Ending a Long Term Relationship), you would know that I left a long term relationship and moved back in with my parents. Now I’m not saying that is a bad thing at all. I know a lot of people did that this year. It also taught me a lot. Man, that was quite a change for me and I struggled not to revert back to a moody teenager stuck at my parents place because the world was shutting down. Okay so maybe I did a little but only my parents can confirm that so we are just going to pretend I was a very mature adult. I got myself back into therapy for a while after the break up because my anxiety was off the charts and I couldn’t seem to get a grasp on things by myself. There were a lot of big changes happening and I needed to find my balance again.
I’m quite pleased to say I’m doing oh so much better. Sure I’m still working on things but I bought a condo a town over from where I grew up. One of my childhood friends moved in with me for now and that has definitely helped with the transition. It feels weird to think that I’m actually a home owner, that is the adulting thing I mentioned. I also stopped therapy again because I am doing so much better. I’m not saying I don’t need it anymore, lord knows we could all use a little therapy but I felt like I reached a point where I felt comfortable taking things back into my own hands. I still have anxiety and it is something I will always have to work on but I feel more stable now. I know I can easily get back into it if need be.
On the bright side, we managed to get over 10K followers on Instagram!! And then on the darker side, we were hacked and lost our account. We have had to start over from scratch. On a lighter note, Julie and I have gotten to work with some great companies this year and we have been growing our new following which is always exciting! You can find our page here. I can’t wait to work with more in 2021 and to hopefully keep building our platforms. I’m also definitely making us a vision board because ya girls got goals!
I experienced the dating world a bit this year and that definitely had its up and downs. It is still a new relationship but I have a new boyfriend! We are doing a bit of a long distance thing as he lives in Ottawa and I’m in Montreal but so far so good! I can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for us too. I’m looking forward to every moment of it and getting to know him even more. I won’t talk much about that as it is still new but I’ll definitely get around to posting about dating apps and maybe some long distance relationships.
At this point I don’t even know what goals to set for 2021 as I have no idea what will be allowed and what the state of things will be. This is just what I have so far:
- If possible I’d love to take a trip, even if it is just a weekend away.
- Build my savings up again, obviously it won’t be as high as before putting down my down payment but still.
- I seriously need to develop a skincare routine too!
- Work with more companies and grow our following.
- Improve photography skills.
- Write on the blog more consistently.
What are some of your 2021 goals? Any suggestions on what I should add to mine?