December Wrap Up & New Year’s Resolutions!

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We made it to the end of another year and we’re heading into a new decade! I hope that 2019 has been as good to you as it has been to me. At the end of 2018, I was very depressed. I was desperately hoping that 2019 would be better and thankfully, it was. It hasn’t been a perfect year but I’ve really tried to choose joy in all circumstances and work toward becoming a better person. I’m not where I want to be yet but I’m getting there. Let’s briefly talk about what I have planned for January and then I’ll let you know my New Year’s resolutions!

Books

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I received some money for Christmas so of course I needed seven new books, lol. They’re all on their way to me but I definitely have plenty to review over the next few months. My first review of the new year, however, will be for The Twelfth Transforming by Pauline Gedge. I read one other book by her, Child of the Morning, and hated it but *spoiler* I’m absolutely loving The Twelfth Transforming. After I review it, I’m not sure what will come next.

Makeup & Skincare

My makeup collection has grown at an alarming, and unsustainable, rate this year. Pictured above on the left is just a fraction of the new products that I’ve acquired since I announced my low buy in September. Obviously, I failed the low buy. I love what I purchased and while I do regret not sticking to the rules that I put in place for myself, I don’t really regret what I chose to purchase. I’ve taken a complete inventory of my makeup collection and while it is large, at this point, it’s still manageable. However, I’m almost out of space for new makeup. I have no choice but to go on a no buy for certain products. I will be talking more about my makeup inventory and no buy in this coming Friday’s post. I will also be talking about my first ever project pan! The picture above on the right is a sneak peek.

My skincare collection, on the other hand, is totally under control. I’m trying out a few new things and I’m really loving my skin right now. I plan to do a post about my current morning and night routines in January.

Video Games

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My video game review for January will be for the eleventh game in the Dark Parables series, The Swan Princess and the Dire Tree. I started my video game review series in January of 2018 and I have truly loved doing it. These posts enable me to be creative and talk about the games I love.

New Year’s Resolutions

I have actually already started working on my New Year’s resolutions and have been for the past month. There’s no need to wait for a certain date to try and improve or accomplish something. Here’s what I hope to work on in 2020:

  • Like everyone and their mother, I want to lose weight. I recently bought a treadmill, started intermittent fasting and I’m getting back on my low carb diet.
  • I want to fully read the Bible this year. I’ve read most of the Bible but I have not read every book. I’m working my way through it and taking notes as I go. I’m currently using the Bible Study app by Olive Tree.
  • I want to improve my blog content overall with better pictures, more creative ideas and better research.
  • I just want to be a better person that is always growing and learning.

Thank you!

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As of December 28th (when I’m writing this), those are my blog stats and I currently have 604 followers. I can not believe the growth that I’ve experienced this year. I was able to monetize my blog thanks to all of your support. You all mean so much to me whether you follow me here, Instagram or Twitter. I love talking with you all about makeup, books and everything else. Thank you for a fantastic 2019 and I truly hope you all have a blessed 2020. Thank you for reading and have a happy New Year!

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