Reflecting on 2019: Life

2019 was a good year. πŸ˜€

I saw and did many amazing things and reached goals I thought I wouldn’t. I am proud, glad, and grateful for all I did and accomplished in 2019 and am thankful for all the help I received.

My word for 2019 was Movements, a simple word but it drove everything I did. 2019 was about making significant progress in the things and areas I wanted improve. And I did exactly that. Unfortunately, at times my blog was neglected as other parts of my life became more busy, but I will be back on track in this new year.

I’m so happy with myself right now. πŸ™‚ It’s been a while since I’ve felt this way, so I intend to relish every moment of this feeling. In fairly recent past years (lol I find that whole phrase funny), I’ve been through personally trying times: moments of deep sadness, anger, and worthlessness. Blogging and reading helped to distract me and prevent me from wallowing in such dark feelings. And sometimes I’d get lucky and stumble on books that were centered on exactly what I was feeling, experiencing, tackling. The book that stands out the most at this moment is Pema ChΓΆdrΓΆn’sΒ Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better, which I’ve mentioned and recommended many times, especially to those going through a difficult period. That book was very helpful in making me change my internal dialogue and push on through such dark moments.

Things began to better and my optimism returned. There were moments when I made mistakes but I learned from them and kept going. 2018 was about Self-Discipline and I’m glad that motivating word carried over into 2019 because I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish what I did without some discipline in my spending.Β I even attended the Small Press Expo in September and stayed within budget! That’s a first.

2019 β€” Movements β€” worked out well, so my word for 2020 will be


With all the amazing things that are happening, it’s easy to get distracted and get off course regarding my goals. I’m sometimes tempted to hurry certain things or make big plans that I’m not financially ready to do. 2020 will be about staying on course and Focusing on my major goals. I’d like to see them through and have this wonderful, happy feeling at the beginning of 2021 too.

If you make one-word resolutions for the year too, please share below. I’d love to know. πŸ™‚

I wish you all the best as you pursue your goals in 2020.

Happy New Year!!



24 thoughts on “Reflecting on 2019: Life

  1. I’m glad you’re in a positive place now. I do have a word for 2020 and it’s self-care. I am making myself and my health a priority finally. The most important aspect for me to start with is sleep! So far so good. Good luck with your goals this year.

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  2. I’m really happy to hear that you’re so happy with yourself right now! That’s fantastic. On the self-help front my husband got me a subscription to 10% better and I’ve started learning how to meditate. I think once I make it a routine it could be helpful, we’ll see. πŸ™‚ Hope you have a wonderful 2020!


  3. This post just made me smile! Thank you for sharing such positive thoughts. I love the idea of focusing on one word every year.

    2019 was a good year, but it was also all over the place (even though I’m a very organized person! πŸ˜€ ). I feel like right now I need some structure and mindfulness, so Focus is a really good word for 2020. But I think I will go with “Prioritize”.

    I hope 2020 will be an amazing year for you! ❀

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