Review of 2019 and Hopes for 2020

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020

This is my review of 2019 and my hopes for 2020.

  1. In 2019, I learned some new crochet stitches and techniques. Some of the things I made were donated to charity, mainly blankets for the elderly to the hospital and smaller blankets to an animal sanctuary. In 2020, I hope to be making more items for family and friends, and to keep for myself.
  2. In 2019, I started a proper bullet journal in a dot grid notebook. I managed to update my journal regularly right up until my son’s recent cancer diagnosis. In 2020, I want to write more in my journal and maybe write creatively too. I also want to get back into blogging as I have let that slide too.
  3. In 2019, my pen friend of 30 years passed away and I really miss her and our regular correspondence. I can never replace her of course, but it would be nice to have a new pen friend in 2020. Could it be you?
  4. In 2019, I tried to reduce my screen time and increase the time spent on other hobbies instead. I discovered junk journals and gel press printing. Unfortunately I’m struggling with these activities at the moment, and I have found that my screen time has increased again.
  5. In 2019, my YouTube channel gained a few more followers, but not as many as I had hoped. I am still chasing the illusive custom URL in 2020. The problem is that there is some really great content on YouTube and I am falling short. I’m not great at talking to camera and it seems as if you need to vlog properly if you want to get anywhere.
  6. In 2019, my blog went self-hosted and overall I am pleased I made the change. To begin with I spent a lot of time trying to figure out SEO, and developing a theme. In 2020, I would like to expand my blogging tips and gratitude pages.
  7. The biggest shock of 2019 was my son being diagnosed with cancer for a third time. The goal for 2020 is for him to have a bone marrow transplant and to be in remission again. I will be crowdfunding nearer the time to help with our additional expenses and to fund some treats for my son. In the meantime, if you would like to help out, I do have a paypal account which you can find here.

Thanks for following me in 2019 and for your likes and comments. It means a lot to me to know that people are reading my little blog. Happy New Year to you all xx

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