2020 Reflection + 2021 Resolutions

2020 Reflections and 2021 Resolutions

At the beginning of 2020, I wrote a post with my goals for the year. Of course, I didn’t realize that the world would become the way it is today, and many of those goals were not accomplished. With everything happening, I didn’t keep up with my blog or my YouTube channel as I intended, and I didn’t get to travel or fulfil other personal resolutions that I created for myself. Despite this, I still managed to achieve quite a few things, and I have a few aspirations I would like to strive for in 2021.

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Citizen Science Projects You Can Get Involved In – Even If You’re Not a Scientist!


I was reading Citizen Science: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal, and it got me thinking…many people are staying at home right now due to the coronavirus and the holidays, so why not spread the word about citizen science? Many citizen science projects do not require physical interaction with others, so now would be the perfect time for people to get involved!

As someone who majored in Environmental Science but opted to pursue a career in Computer Science, I aspire to continue volunteering for conservation projects whenever I can, and citizen science is the perfect way to do that! Citizen science is a great way to connect the community to the science community. Sadly, science is something that has been politicized and disregarded when it comes to certain environmental issues, so it’s more important than ever for people outside of the field to be involved with science.

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Fall Movie Marathons to Have This Season


If you are seeking to marathon a spooky series this fall, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, I’m sharing a few of my favorite series to watch during the Halloween season!

During the fall, I normally keep myself busy running off to quidditch tournaments and working on school assignments. I tend to neglect watching my favorite Halloween movies. Since the pandemic is still around (therefore canceling my crazy adventures), however, bingeing a spooky series sounds like the perfect way to celebrate and get into the Halloween spirit!

I have never been an avid horror movie fan, so you might not see your favorite horror movies on here (but you should definitely comment to let me know what I need to add to my watchlist). I have included a few kid-friendly options as well, so check out the first three on the list if you are looking for a family-friendly series to watch!

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The Bright Side of Self-Isolation


In today’s post, I wanted to share a few of the benefits I have experienced from self-isolating. I do recognize that with the pandemic, this is a devastating time, and I am grateful that I have not been as impacted as some people by the health and economic consequences. If I could exchange these perceived benefits of mine to be rid of the pandemic, I would. But I also try to see the bright side of things, and I think I really needed some time to reflect.

Sometimes, time on your own is necessary to figure things out, and I think over the past few months, I’ve gotten a better perspective on many things, such as:

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