13 Things To Do for a Great 2020

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A Personal Post

On the eve of 2019, I have been given the gift of some time away from work- and so far I’ve used it to reflect, start my GOALS list, and get creative. I’m working on what I call “The Book”- a Canson XL serial bound mixed media paper art book with 72 9×12 pages to fill with everything & anything in 2020. It’s my way of staying inspired, keeping track of great memories, saving notable items- letters, cards, magazine clippings, flowers, photos.

I’ve tried to start things like this before- but they rarely take off.. but this year, this year, I’m going to make it happen.. mainly because I feel empowered to do so, but also because I have a direction I’m aiming to take it in, and I want to have something physical to remember this transformative year by.

Whatever your method, I assume that most of us- if we really thought about it can not only think of the resolutions, changes, or goals we want to make & achieve in a new year– but also the advice you’d give yourself- a sort of list of things to remember not to do, or to do differently in a new year. On the back of the first page- that is exactly what I wrote to myself, a sort of love letter/well wishing filled with solid advice to myself that I now feel compelled to share with others. Here is the last half of that letter.

As you step into 2020, Remember These Things..

  1. TRUST yourself, your instincts, your gut, your mind!
  2. You are NOT defined by your job, your weight, your looks, the $$ in your bank account, the car you drive, or any physical attribute of this life- Don’t allow yourself to be.
  3. Depression will come & go BUT your life will always be worth living- you do have a purpose on this planet- GOD created you for great things & He has you here to fulfill them..
  4. No matter how unloved you may feel- you are so Loved & by so many ppl- many you can’t think of- But your friends & the relationships you’ve built w/ them are valuable & they LOVE you- if you ever doubt that, just read the kind notes, the tests, & the cards & dwell on those pivotal moments!
  5. If there was ever a person who knew how to enjoy life– it’s the unrepressed, younger version of you. Look- 17 y.o. you wasn’t the most wise- BUT she knew a heck of a lot more a/b the importance of life, the experiences you needed, and how much she still had time for & needed/wanted to do! In her way, she had some wisdom- let her back in this year!
  6. Buying stuff inexpensive & expensive alike is nothing but a crutch. It doesn’t improve your life or make you happier. AND within 2 minutes you always feel bored of it. Do yourself a favor & quit buying to fill VOIDS.. there’s like way better stuff to fill it all up with.
  7. See more BROADWAY shows, try shadowing makeup artists or costume designer if possible. Do Research! Learn skills- hone in on that sewing machine & those patterns & book you have. For heaven’s sake- start drawing again- and by all means necessary LIVE/EXPLORE your creative side this year, she’s dying to take the reigns!
  8. Use your hands! Write/journal/send letters/make! It’s always been a stress relief for you, so do it already & you’ll instantly feel better!
  9. Ditch that biting your nails habit once & for all, seriously! You always want to but you don’t- just do it so you can quit being worried a/b your hands looking ugly.
  10. Moisturize like your life depends on it!! Then lather yourself in sunscreen, k?!
  11. Finally, go on & get to it! See what happens next!
  12. Move your body every damn day!
  13. Don’t compare yourself to others!

1 Comment

  1. January 3, 2020 / 11:00 pm

    We gonna be cheap cheap this year! I’m excited to see what you make of your book. Get out there & follow ur dreamz little Nacchy, I love you :o)