Lessons and Reflections of 2019

As the year draws to an end, many of us are looking back on the last 12 months. Maybe you are reflecting on your home life, work life or what you aim to do in 2020.

I have to admit the last few years have been pretty hard for me, one way or another. I started this blog with the view to rebuilding my life and business, however this did not work out as I had planned. Moving away from my home town was tough, but it was the best decision I made this year. Being able to finally control something in my life made me feel I could finally heal. Unfortunately things then happened beyond my control and left me feeling lonely, isolated and in search of answers.

A business blog has to show people who you are as well as what you do. Sharing an insight into your life with a personal perspective shows people your business brand and it’s core values.

In the last 12 months, I have healed fully and learnt many lessons about other people as well as myself. I guess the last 6 months have been a personal development journey for me, trusting my own instincts and walking away if something doesn’t feel right.

I have also accepted that I cannot change the past and no one should be allowed to use it against you. We are all unique, individual and do things that no one may understand. However this is why we all need to accept our flaws and be who we are, not who others want us to be. Going with the crowd may boost your confidence short term, however being real and being YOU is far better than pretending to be someone you are not.

During the festive season, I have been having a film binge on Amazon Prime. I have just started re-watching the first ever season of Glee. Mainly because I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it, especially relaxing on the sofa with my dog asleep next to me.

Glee was massive success as it showed students from different backgrounds to follow their passion and love for singing and dancing. Glee was all about inclusivity and the students were taught to express themselves by speaking out, wearing what they wanted and by challenging the norm of society. Watching these episodes helped me see what I aim for in 2020, where I want my business to be and what my blog stands for.

Eco interior design/eco crafts is top of my agenda for this blog as well as having a clearer blogging schedule, with a purpose of making a difference. Trusting my gut instincts is so important to me. I aim to make a positive impact with designs and my writing.

Sustainability, nature and creativity are key strategies for me in 2020. Now is the time to reflect and embrace your potential for the better.

What do you want to achieve in 2020? 

2 thoughts on “Lessons and Reflections of 2019

  1. I like Glee, but I don’t think I have seen them all. This is something I may watch again and see. I liked it because of the inclusivity too.

    I still would like to buy my own house, so my aim for the year ahead and before this has been about saving for the coming year, or two, until I decide after reviewing my savings, whether this will happen. Until then, I continue to look at houses online and walking up to them to see outside, so I know where I want to live.
    I want a home that feels like home, because it’s not felt home since where I live now. (I can’t have a cat.)
    Where I live has always not been permanent. But security wise, it is, because I can rent long term.

    While I do this, I shall make sure I have a few day trips too, so I have something to look forward to in the meantime.

    1. Hi Liz and thank you for the lovely comment. I am also renting although I miss having my own house. Private renting was the only option for me which I found hard because I have a dog. I would love to have my own house again as a blank canvas project for interior design. Great to hear your plans. Take care and I hope 2020 is a better year for you

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