Oh my goodness! I can’t believe it’s one month away from 2020! How has the past two decades (plus 4 years) gone so fast?? And how has this year gone so fast?
The beginning of this year I was studying a Major in Photography in Melbourne, so sure I was going to be in that beautiful city for another year and yet, half way through and I’m back home in NSW studying a Bachelor of Theology. So many things are in the works currently and I don’t even know where to begin. However, I am able to at least write it all down in a list and pretend I know what I’m doing. In the past I’ve always used the term “goals” for new years resolutions but I realised that I never achieve my goals, but I always achieve my plans. So for 2020 I’m calling my “goals” plans to help achieve everything that is set out for the new year.
Social media is a very consuming thing. This month I deactivated my Instagram account for a week and a half and it felt so good. So much happened in my spiritual and emotional life that week that it felt like 3 months and there wasn’t many thoughts about Instagram. The first plan for 2020 is to deactivate for a week each month. Now, the choice of deactivating is because I will be very tempted to go back on if my account is still accessible to everybody else. I have very little self control when it comes to these things, so a hard boundary like deactivating is what I need to grow in that area.
I have deleted my Youtube channel and have decided to upload my short poetic films to IGTV (Instagram) instead. If you’d love to check it out please click on the link below, I’d love to have you there. And please don’t be shy! My account is private but don’t be afraid to send a request :).
Something I have been dreaming of my whole life is being able to sew and design and make my own clothing. As a curvaceous and somewhat tall woman, it is hard to find dresses an appropriate length, pants that actually fit and clothes I like in my price range (unemployed full time student). So, praise the LORD! I met this lovely lady in our area who is preparing sewing classes for 2020 and I am IN! I can’t wait to learn all about it and get started! And the best thing is, I don’t have to worry if I’m going to fail because it’s not a paid course like everything is now days. It would be so nice if “just learning” classes were more available for people in lower economic areas and other areas. It would help form a healthier stronger community, introduce people to trades and skills they would never of been able to gain otherwise and would just be a whole lotta fun!
Another plan of mine, which is a more serious one, is to tackle my health (which I have started this year) so there is no longer a hindrance to my marks in my uni work. At the beginning of this year I got glandular fever three times! And was battling the after affects for months until I got prayer a couple of months ago. This then leads us to the next plan of calorie counting. I have been calorie counting for the past few weeks and it’s actually fun! I’ve slipped a couple of days but nothing over the top. They say to eat 1200 calories a day, for women, in order to lose weight and increase your physical activity. So that is what I am doing.
Travel plans! I’ve lost the ownership of my car because of finances and my brother sold it as it was his before I got it so that was sad but I’m not gonna let it stop me from travelling. Melbourne is still calling me and I’m hoping to visit my Melbourne fam in Jan/Feb 2020 and also a special trip in July. I’ll release more about that as time goes on.
Anyway, there are a few more plans for the future but I don’t want to bore you with myself. Therefore, I will end this blog here.
I will be posting again before Christmas, so until then, God bless and I hope you’re finding yourself in the joyous spirit of Christmas!