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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March Bullet Journal


I started bullet journaling at the beginning of 2020, and let me tell you-it’s been difficult for me to keep up with! It’s nearly the end of March, yet I finally wrapped up my spread-just in time to start April’s. Since I’m stuck at home and am ahead of my courses right now, I should hopefully be able to work on my bullet journal more often!

Although it’s late, here is my bullet journal spread for March!

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How to Be Successful in an Online Course


With the coronavirus pandemic transitioning many schools and universities online, I thought I would share a few  tips on how to be successful in your courses. It may be daunting, but as long as you stay motivated and eager to learn, online courses can be just as educational as in-person ones! While you have to take more responsibility for accomplishing your assignments on time, there can be advantages to teaching yourself the material. It allows you to learn at your own pace, so you can speed through the material or spend more time on concepts that puzzle you.

Keep in mind…we’re in an uncertain time right now with the coronavirus pandemic, so these tips may vary for a course that was recently moved to an online setting due to school cancellations. I’m sure as long as you communicate with your professors, they’ll be more than happy to help you out and work with you!

In addition, my course load is very heavily computer-based as I’m studying computer programming and development. If your courses are not computer-driven, they may be set-up differently than what I might mention in here, but most of these tips still apply!

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2020 Bullet Journal Spread


I have been obsessed with planners ever since I can remember. In elementary school when we were supposed to purchase a set planner from the school, I had my mom buy me a Lisa Frank planner instead. I think the teachers wanted all of the students to have the same planner so they could tell us exactly where to write things down, but I did fine on my own (I mean, how many assignments did I have to keep track of back then?).

Last year, I used an amazing Wonder Woman planner from AC Moore (who else was devastated when they heard that AC Moore is closing all of their stores?). It was slightly more customizable than your average planner as you could start with any month you wanted; you simply had to fill in all of the dates (if you want to learn more about that planner, I did film a YouTube video about it last year). For 2020, I’m going to be using a bullet journal! I found a fairly plain journal with dotted grid paged from Hobby Lobby, and I am excited to organize my planner exactly the way I want it this year! While I am still a beginner, I like how my bullet journal is coming along!

For this post, I wanted to share my layouts so far. I have a yearly section and have started January. These are not completed yet, but I thought I would share what I have! Hopefully, it’ll give you ideas for your own bullet journal.

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Goals for 2020



Happy New Year! I hope you had a fun time bringing in the New Year, whether you worked, went out, or stayed in. Personally, I went to the mall with my parents during the day (there was a restaurant nearby that they had wanted to go to), and then we went home to relax and watch Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Eve on TV.

Normally I’m not someone who makes a list of resolutions at the beginning of a new year, but I wanted to this year (it’s the start of a new decade, after all!). I’ve been tired and frustrated at where I am in life, so I’m determined to get closer to where I want to be. I believe I accomplish more when I can see what I’m working towards, so I wrote down my goals to inspire me throughout the year!

I have quite a few goals, so I thought I would separate them into personal, blogging, and YouTube goals. While I will likely have short-term goals every month, the goals listed in this post are more long-term. Of course, I always wish for happiness and health for myself and friends and family (and for everyone really), but as it’s something I hope for every year, I didn’t include it in the following list.

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