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What I Learned in 2020

I’m sure I don’t need to go into detail as to why twenty-twenty was a lot, for everyone. Normally at this time of year I would do a recap, but I wasn’t sure it was worth doing for this year specifically. A few days ago I saw some people on twitter listing their 2020 achievements despite the pandemic, which I felt ambivalent about. Upon thinking about it, I realised I could instead write a “what I learned this year” post, which would acknowledge both the bad and the good of this year. I am going to be completely honest with this, as 2020 was a wild ride — and I ended up actually learning a lot about myself, too.

So, without furder ado, let’s just jump straight into it! In no particular order, here is what I learned in 2020.

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Personal Recaps

End of 2019 Reflections

I can’t believe it’s the end of 2019. This year has flown by and now 2020 is almost upon us. Many people are recapping their 2019s (and even the whole decade) and I wanted to do so as well, just in my own way.

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Personal Real Life Recaps

28 By 28: Results

Depending on whether you’ve been following my blog since its conception or not, you might be familiar with this “little” challenge I set for myself back in June 2018 called 28 By 28. The concept was simple: I made a list of 28 things I wanted to do or accomplish before I turned 28.

Looking back on this challenge, I can say with hindsight that this was probably a bit too ambitious: 28 things is a lot when you include a move to another city, the start of a full-time degree and all the projects that came with it. Not to mention that I made this list back in the summer, and sometime between the end of autumn/beginning of the new year, I realised that I wanted to focus less on quantity and more on quality — basically, I stopped paying attention to my 28 By 28 list as I decided to focus on fewer, more important aspects of my life, so as to not stretch myself too thin. I kept the list up, but I stopped trying to actively cross things off it about halfway through the year.

So, with that in mind, I thought it could still be fun to review my 28 By 28 list, see what I did manage to cross off (even without trying to) and maybe this will help me think of a better page to put in its place. So let’s begin!

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Blog Recaps

2018: My Year in Review

Told you this post would come! This is the first time I do a “Year in Review” post actually, on any blog I’ve owned. Hopefully, it still comes out well, even if it’s my first post of this kind! So, let’s get into it! Also, fair warning: this is going to be very lengthy and very personal.

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Bookworm Nerdy / Geeky Real Life Recaps Studies

Tales from December

This is technically a monthly recap, just not in the way that I used to set up my monthly recaps up until September. That, and it’s decidedly more laid back, a bit random and generally less organised than those old monthly recaps. 😉

So, December! Aka Christmas month! I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed your holidays. I am happy to say that, in general, I have enjoyed my Christmas. ❤️ And this year I got some absolutely lovely presents all around!

But first, let’s talk about things in order.