2020, you have been extremely unexpected to say the least. My presumptions about this year have been completely superseded by a little thing that goes by the name of COVID-19. I cannot stress how sick I am of seeing those stupid little words and I’m sure most of you would agree.
That being said, while the last few months have had their downsides, I cannot discount that there have been a lot of positives that have come from COVID-19. The main one being, Jordan has had so much more time at home with Evelyn and I. He has been home for all of our birthdays and hasn’t missed out on any other special events. Being in the army means that there are never guarantees of where he’ll be at any given time, so it’s been such a novelty for me and something I am definitely grateful for.
2020 MID-YEAR RESOLUTIONS
At the start of the year I made the commitment to revisit my 2020 resolutions on the blog, so I figured July would be a good place to do that. I have to admit, it’s a little daunting to look over these again because I haven’t been as successful with them as I would have hoped. But that’s the point of this post, I guess. To reflect and regroup.
1. Be More Consistent
Honestly, I think this is probably always going to be a resolution of mine, because it applies to so many areas of my life. Some areas, I do great in – others not so much.
Over the last 6 months I have really kept up with blogging, which makes me so happy. I feel like I’ve established a really good routine and have allowed myself room to post several times a month. Some months definitely have fewer posts than others, but overall I have seen such an increase in my productivity in regards to the upkeep of my blog. I’ve also spent a lot of time editing old posts which has truly re-ignited my passion for blogging. Sometimes I feel like blogging is so out-dated as most things are communicated through Instagram or other social mediums. I feel quite proud of myself that I have kept it up for so long, even if I only have a relatively small audience.
As for areas I’d like to improve on, I would like to see some more consistency in my eating and exercise habits. I was really on top of this at the back end of last year but pretty much lost all my motivation once the whole COVID-19 thing started. My mindset completely shifted when all of that happened – I just didn’t see any point in really making an effort to be healthy because I wasn’t leaving the house. Again, this is something I know will always be a challenge for me, but I’m not getting any younger and it’s important to me that I can be healthy and strong for my family.
2. Complain less
I’m not going to lie, I’m still working on this one. Honestly, can I blame COVID-19 for this one too? I mean a global pandemic is just adding fuel to the fire….In all seriousness though, this is something I really dislike about myself and think is pretty important that I work on.
3. Get to the Point Quicker
I don’t know if Jordan would agree with me on this one, but I definitely think I have gotten better at this! Again, it’s a work in progress, but I think I’ve made some baby steps in saving some time on my long-winded stories…
4. Read the Bible More
This too, is something that Jordan and I have both been working on, and where my troubles with consistency rear their ugly head yet again. I will say that being away from going to physical church has been really challenging for me, and I have found it even harder to keep myself accountable at home without that community. You could argue though, that I should actually be more motivated by this, because the results of reading the Bible are always fruitful. I’ll keep working on this, and having this blog post to reflect on will keep me more accountable.
Well after reading this over, I realise it wasn’t all bad. I can definitely see where I’m falling short but I can also see that I am actively considering my goals and making some progress.
If you made any 2020 resolutions at the start of the year, I strongly recommend revisiting them! I know this year has been tough on so many of us, but don’t let that deter you from your goals. Channel that frustration into something positive – the results will be worth it, I promise.