I may not have accomplished all that I had planned for 2020, and that’s okay. I feel like 2020 was a year for me to take a breather and figure things out, personal and career-wise.
And figure things out I did…but, all will be revealed in perfect timing.
Aside from my future plans and goals, there were a couple that I’m grateful to have achieved this past year.
Goals I Accomplished in 2020
COMPLETING AND GRADUATING FROM MY WEB DESIGN & NEW MEDIA PROGRAM
When I started the program back in 2016, I felt like a complete nutcase for going after something I barely have any experience in and living in an overwhelmingly populated city that’s thousands of miles away from home. What I once thought would take forever to get through is now marked as achieved, and I honestly couldn’t be any happier and relieved for being able to obtain this degree. And I couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone who has been supporting and pushing me through it all.
PUTTING MORE EFFORT INTO MY BLOG
I was terrified that I was going in the right direction with my career once the semester ended. I knew it was going to be risky because nothing about this career is set in stone, such as my monthly income, visitors, and content. But, after much thought, I really can’t see myself doing anything else but working from home, doing what I love doing, and expecting the unexpected. It’s challenging, but I’m truly hoping for the best. And I’d like to sincerely thank anyone who has stumbled upon my blog so far and subscribed to my newsletter. I haven’t done an incredible job at promoting it yet, and I’m working on this as well. Any constructive feedback and visits to my site are always appreciated. Thank you!
PS, my website is going through a lot of changes right now, and I’d like to apologize for some inconsistencies with the design and layout. I’m doing my best to have everything in great condition before the new year.
TAKING BETTER CARE OF MY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
Though I wasn’t completely consistent, I did do my best to be physically active throughout the year. I’d go for early morning walks around my neighborhood (no one is barely around, and I have my mask in handy for assurance), relax my muscles and be more flexible with yoga, and burn out the chubs with some active workout routines. The last two were able to be accomplished in the comfort of my room. I’ve also incorporated more vegetables into my daily meals and would drink about four bottles of 500mL water a day (it may still not be the suggested water intake, but I’m working my way there). I also do my best to get about 6-8 hours of sleep a night before midnight.
I took care of my mental health by not being too invested in the news. I understand how important it is to be updated with what’s going on around me, so what I would do is just look at the news that is trending on Twitter and on my Google Discover feed, once in the morning and once in the evening. I stopped looking for news, and instead just focused on ones that were right there in front of me. Another thing I’d do is watch lighter shows and movies online (aside from my occasional horror movies). I’d watch lifestyle and travel vloggers more, and I recently got into gaming channels (well, technically I’ve only been binge-watching one channel – JC Caylen).