I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a long time ago but read all about what my goals are going to be in 2020.
Happy New Year! It feels like a lifetime ago since I have sat down to write a post and talk to all of you just being me. It is one of those things with blogging, you start off all excited and then over time, your motivation to write regularly becomes smaller and smaller. I wanted to write this post to talk to all of you, share some of my favourite moments of 2019 and put down some goals for the upcoming year.
2019 was a big year for travel for me. After talking about going to Japan for about a lifetime, I finally got to visit the country and it was the best country I have ever visited. From the people to the food, Japan was everything and more I could have wished for. We had an amazing time wandering the streets of Tokyo, seeing the beautiful cherry blossom trees in Kyoto, walking the sandy beaches in Kamakura and visiting the party capital in Osaka. I had an incredible time and I would visit Japan again given half the chance.
Back in the UK, I did my usual mix of staycations and day trips. I went to my hometown Cornwall for a week and fell in love with the region all over again. From the stunning sea views to the lovely people, it was yet another amazing visit and I look forward to going back again this year.
Earlier in the year, I went to Bath for the weekend with my friends and it was the best way to spend some quality time together. We visited the Roman Baths, ate delicious food and even managed a wonderful outdoor afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel. A truly perfect girls’ trip away.
We had some great day trips around the UK too. This year, we went to the Christmas market in Exeter and loved getting into the festive spirit. Exeter Cathedral looked majestic, all lit up for Christmas and it was great to have a chance to see the city in a new light. I also did lots of day trips around London, visiting amazing exhibitions including the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A and the Olafur Ellison exhibition at the Tate Modern.
I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t go and eat several afternoon teas. From the Shard to the Chesterfield Mayfair, I tried and tested some incredible afternoon teas throughout the summer and festive season. They were each special and instead of going to them for the tea and food, I went with some of my favourite people and enjoyed them even more.
Now onto 2020 goals. I actually have not managed to think about what I want to achieve this year but something tells me, this is going to be a big year for me.
Read more I want to read more this year and make more of an effort to do some quality reading.
Create more I actually want to be more creative and it is something we have been missing for a few years now. Whether it is painting, scrapbooking or keeping my blog up to date, I want to create more content and tap into those dusty skills.
Travel a bit more I know that I did a big trip in 2019 but I want to do more weekends away and visit some European cities. It has been ages since I have been to Europe so I want to use this year to do that.
What are your goals for this year? What do you want to achieve? Leave me your comments below.