Happy New Year - A Look Back at 2020

1 Jan 2021

Happy New Year, I hope you had a safe but fun start to the new year. My plans involved watching Cursed, a new to me series on Netflix to fill my Bridgerton sized gap, and eating a giant Toblerone before my boyfriend surprised me with a video call at midnight.

I've started writing "Looking back on 2020 I'm sure we can all say it's been a..." but no words will come because how do you describe 2020? Each of us as individuals went through the same thing but reacted to it very differently, we experienced it together though alone. The pandemic has changed everything, I don't even know what "normal" looks like anymore so when someone mentions "getting back to normal" I'm not entirely sure I want to go back but more I want to move forward. 

I wanted to make 2020 the year of focusing on the financial side of my life and I did, I managed to pay off two debts that I got into from an abusive relationship which feels like a huge weight off my shoulders. The pandemic made me focus on my mental health massively and I have made so many breakthroughs in the last year, reaching out for help, dealing with past trauma, and also sharing apart of that on Voluptuous Chatterbox to be more open about the experiences I've been through. 

My year for blogging went pretty well and I've written about topics such as Fashion, beauty, lifestyle to even gamer dating. Check out my blogging highlights below. 

In the very first post 2020 - The Past, The Future & The Present I detailed all that I wanted to achieve in the year ahead before writing 10 Pieces of Advice I Would Have Given Myself 10 Years Ago.

A new topic I enjoyed writing more off in 2020 was my dating and relationship experiences. From my biggest dating disaster stories (definitely read if you want a giggle) to my first ever virtual date attempt including a few in-person dates such as crazy golfing and bowling to a pizza date, I had so much fun getting out of my comfort zone and sharing a part of my life I rarely do online. 

My five favourite blog posts of 2020 include 

I've been planning my January/February blogging and have a few ideas which I'm really excited about sharing as this year I want to really focus my energy on writing, trying new things, and also continuing to concentrate on my finances and strengthening the relationships I have with my family and friends. 

2020 was and will always be a pretty special year for me now as I met my boyfriend, never did I imagine that messaging a man back in January on a dating app would lead to a few dates, virtually dating them through lockdowns to coming out the other end, and now over 3 months into a happy, healthy relationship. He's changed my life for the better and made me appreciate who I am inside and out including introducing me to so many new things such as attending Crusaders football matches, twitch streaming communities, and a relaxed, laidback side to myself which I very much like! (Read some of our dating adventures above)

For now, I'm going to sign off as this blog post has taken me about 4 hours to write thanks to Ethan my cat who decided to knock everything off the unit, try and eat paper to then giving me evils! I think someones feeling neglected.

Did you have plans for NYE? Did you have a good start to the new year? Let me know below! 

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