Hey everyone! Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is ready to embrace 2021 with new goals and resolutions! Let’s take a look at how 2020 treated me!


Life

2020 was crazy! Many weird, strange and sad things happened around the world. But there is also the brighter side, which is what I have been focusing on till the very end.

I learnt a lot of stuffs in 2020 and I’ll keep these stuffs in mind for the rest of my life. The most important thing I learnt was, self love. Staying in quarantine made me realize that I haven’t been focussing on myself. I took all the time I needed to love myself again and treat myself in the right way.

Next thing, I improved my cooking skills. A LOT. I learnt how to make Chai Latte at home, which is an achievement because I would always go out to buy it. I learnt how to make Donuts, Granola, Peanut Butter cups and even Caramel candies! Well, they’re mostly desserts but it’s still an achievement right? 😂

Other little things I’m proud of:

updated my channel and site layout

reactivated my Tumblr blog (for the 5th time)

started reading ebooks (didn’t complete any.. but well, at least I tried to which was out of my comfort zone)

learnt more about sustainability

wrote many collab posts


Blogging

Favorite Blogs (Discovered)

+ The Cozy Potato

+ Cath Jane Blog

+ christina and camera

+ Enviroline Blog

+ IRIDESCENT

+ Meghan’s Teen Life

I don’t have to mention this but I think you all should check these blogs out, if you haven’t yet.

Favorite Blog Posts I’ve Written

June 2020 (Mid-2020) ft. Tips to start over + What am I up to?

This post is a deep one for me. It was written after coming back from a blogging break due to my stress. I was able to get back to blogging better than ever, after writing this post!

4 ways to appreciate your life

Most of my tips and advises were aimed to myself before I share them out here. This post was written this summer when I started to appreciate every single detail of my life.

Top 3 Blog Posts

(according to the stats)

Scrolling Through Pinterest | Bedroom Decor Ideas

5 Iced Coffee Recipes

#7 Tips for Self-Improvement this Ramadan ft. Bayance

These three posts created a literal BOOM in my stats. I’m so grateful and thankful!!


Music

Music have been a big part of my daily life, especially this year. There were many releases this year too. So it’s only natural to have loads of music streaming 24/7.

Favorite songs of the year

Walls Album by Louis Tomlinson

This album is crazily amazing! I can’t find the words to describe how to amazing it is! I’m sad, it didn’t get much recognition or attention. It deserves better!

♬ See you by Johnny Orlando

Johnny Orlando’s songs are regular Teen Pop and that’s what makes me love each of them. I don’t find much of these songs anymore.

♬ Little League by Conan Grey

Conan Grey is legendary! This boy is truly talented.

♬ Naughty List by Liam Payne & Dixie D’Amelio

♬ Monster by Shawn Mendes & Justin Beiber

Ahh! I can’t describe my love for this song! My two favorites sang this beautiful song!

♬ Treat Myself by Victoria Justice

It was kind of weird to hear the way Victoria sings here. I’m just used to the way she sang in Victorious. But anyway, her voice is stunning and I’m highly obsessed with this song.

Songs that were on repeat

♬ Invisible by Zara Larsson

This song was from the movie Klaus (you must watch it!) I LOVE it so much, it is so beautiful. The movie and song are too underrated.

♬ Into the Unknown by Idina Menzel & AURORA

♬ Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus

This song was on repeat even before the election event in the US. It brings so many memories too.

♬ Let Me Down Slowly by Alec Benjamin

♬ The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by The Script

♬ Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara

I totally forgot how awesome this song is. This song helped me in my journey of self love.


YouTube

Favorite YouTubers

Emma’s Goodies

Emma’s channel had been my biggest motivation to learn new recipes. I highly trust her recipes and you should too!

MorganDrinksCoffee

My coffee addiction didn’t get any lesser. It just increased even though I tried to consume less every month. And thanks to Morgan for her cozy, helpful coffee videos!

IT’S SHUKRAN

I got to know about Shukran through Instagram. She started her channel somewhere last year. Her videos are aesthetic and cozy! You should definitely check it out.

Favorite Videos (of my channel)

Painting with Coffee

Sketch with Me


Books

All the Books I’ve Read

✧ All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I’m glad I got to read this book. It’s so beautiful, deep and emotional. It touched my heart! I haven’t watched the movie yet, I have to remind myself everytime.

✧ The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

It was a coincidence to get this book few months before the BLM incident in USA. This book felt realistic, it made me angry and sad because it was completely based on real life and what real people go through.

✧ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (reread)

I’ve read this book last year. It’s not really my favorite. It just wasn’t like any other books I’ve read, so I like it. But when I read it the first time, I haven’t appreciate it enough so I thought of rereading it.

✧ Archenemies & SuperNova by Marissa Meyer

I’ve wrote a whole review of this book series. And I mentioned how I’m in love with this book series and I highly recommend it.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (ebook)

I’ve came across many quotes on tumblr that was from this book, so I decided to download the ebook version. It was hard to continue reading it but I enjoyed the first two chapters.

Favorite Books

✧ All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
✧ SuperNova by Marissa Meyer


And that’s a wrap!? That’s what my 2020 looks like. What about yours? Happy New Year 🎉❤️ I hope 2021 will be filled hope, happiness and success! Have a blessed day 🎊

See you next year 😂 I love these jokes, no hate!

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12 thoughts on “My 2020!

  1. Loved this post – I’ve also always loved ‘Party In The USA’, such a good song ❤ Thank you so much for mentioning me, you're so kind! xx

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  2. Love The Hate U Give-
    It never fails to make me so angry and yet so interested in the story.
    Angie Thomas’ other book On the Come Up is also fantastic- I haven’t finished it yet, but it is amazing. Hope you’re doing well! xo

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  3. Although I haven’t read e-books yet, I put a ban on buying physical copies of books and started listening to audio books. I discovered that many audiobooks are available on YouTube for free.

    I like how you included a list of accomplishments for 2020. It’s nice to be able to look back on our goals and reflect upon them. Happy [almost] New Year! 🥳

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    1. That’s pretty cool! I’ve always wanted to listen to audiobooks (seriously, I don’t really know what stops me 😂🤦) I didn’t know audiobooks were free too, I’ll have to check them out soon.
      Yes. It’s nice to look back at these little accomplishments and feel proud 💕 Happy New Year ❤️ have a great day!

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