Hello 2020!

Happy New Year lovely readers! I hope you all had a relaxing holiday season and have enjoyed the first days of January so far.

I had a quiet Christmas which I don’t mind as the day feels peaceful and relaxing. I don’t have a big immediate family so there’s nowhere to travel and there aren’t people to visit but my brother came to stay with mum and I for a week. On Christmas Day we all had a nice meal and I spent the afternoon watching a documentary about Michael Hutchence – I find music documentaries fascinating and this one was poignant and touching. The next day I went shopping and picked up everything on my list. Shops weren’t as busy as I expected either which was a nice surprise. As I have been working through the Christmas/New Year period I’m hoping to take some leave at the end of January around my birthday and have a break then.

I’m coming in to 2020 excited about blogging. I’ve got a few post ideas up my sleeve and I’m going to adopt a similar posting style to last year, posting and writing when I’m in the mood and inspiration strikes. Looking back over the most popular posts from 2019 the clear winners are haul posts and monthly favourites. There won’t be any major changes to the blog overall and I’m enjoying a more relaxed approach.

I’m not sure what 2020 will bring but there’s something refreshing about that and being able to let things happen as they come and be in the moment. I’m hoping this will be the year I get back into a better exercise routine, it’s something I’ve been trying to do for months but things keep cropping up. I’m excited that I’ll be seeing my favourite band, Steps, live in May as I never dreamed that would happen and it still feels surreal at the moment. Slowly I’m becoming more assertive and learning to stand up for myself and look after my needs without feeling guilty and worrying I’m putting other people out. Sure we all want to be liked and respected but constantly pleasing others is detrimental to yourself. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of and don’t be afraid to speak up and let your thoughts be heard. That doesn’t mean being defensive and being nasty towards others, it’s about knowing your worth. I’ve realised that when it comes to dating and I’m not going to be with just anyone. There’s nothing wrong with having a standard and I’d rather wait for something meaningful than be with someone for the sake of having someone. I’ve always been independent and I need a man that can handle that and doesn’t question why I do or like certain things – you should be accepted for who you are. Work hard, don’t settle and persistence and determination will pay off.

I wish everyone a fabulous year and I look forward to interacting with you in the comments and online!


Let me know what you’re excited for in 2020 and if you have any goals you’d like to achieve.

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20 thoughts on “Hello 2020!

    • Chanelle says:

      Happy New Year to you too! Dating is definitely something I don’t want to half arse, I’m quite relaxed about it but I also make sure I give my all and don’t hurt people. I can’t believe some of the stories that have happened to me and they’re not even as bad as what happens to other people. The right person will come along x

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  1. Hunida says:

    Hii Chanelle!! Your Christmas & shopping sounds like it was super peaceful. 🙂 I’m super looking forward to all your posts this year & it makes me so happy to hear that you’ve learned to speak up for yourself & not be taken advantage of. That’s so important! The perfect man will definitely be able to handle your independence!

    Hope you have the best time seeing your favorite band! ♡

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    • Chanelle says:

      A nice, relaxing Christmas is the best! One good thing about having a small family is no arguments and pressure of hosting for a lot of people. I don’t believe the perfect man exists but hopefully I’ll find one who comes close ☺️

      Less than four months until the concert, very exciting!

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      • Hunida says:

        Aw that really does sound so lovely. 🙂 & there’s no such thing as perfect but, there will be someone who is perfect for you! ❤ Can't wait to hear about the concert if you decide to share about here on the blog!

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