Reflecting on the Past Year

Happy Thursday everyone. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I know it was a little different this year but I hope that you made the best of it and still found some holiday cheer. After Christmas is over I am in full new year/resolutions mode. As I have mentioned in the past I am a sucker for a new beginning. This year especially since it was such a challenging year for everyone! I know that no magic wand will make the state of the world better but I think going into this New Year with a fresh mindset can help. Let’s reflect on 2020 the same way we did last year. I will be using the same questions as last year to show my progress and growth. I will however be adding in a couple of new ones to spice it up. I hope you will take the time to reflect on what 2020 meant for you.

2020 Reflection Questions

How do you feel about the past year?
Three adjectives to describe this year.
How are you different this year vs last year?
Would you have done anything differently?
Did you set goals for last year and did you achieve them?
What are you most proud of yourself for?
What are you most grateful for?
Do you have a favourite memory? Describe.
Did you step outside your comfort zone? When?
Did you accomplish anything on your bucket list?
What new thing did you discover about yourself this year?
Who did you spend the most time with?
Did you enjoy the work/learning you did this year?
Did you create a budget for the past year and did you stick to it?
What did you waste too much money on?
What ended up being your best purchase this year?
When you say 2020, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
What’s your favourite song, movie, book and/or TV show from the past year?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rank your year?
Where do you want to be one year from now? Describe it.

Reflecting on the past year

Here is my Reflection on 2020

  1. How do you feel about last year?
    2020 was a year we will never forget. It was full of challenges and heartache but also pushed me to new opportunities. Overall I feel 2020 was exactly what I needed at this point in my life. It forced me to stop and work on myself.
  1. Three adjectives to describe this year.
    – challenging
    – isolating
    – healing
  1. How are you different this year vs last year?
    I think I have changed a lot in the last year. I worked on myself this year and let go of a lot I was holding on to. I will continue this momentum into 2021. Overall I am a stronger more at peace person than I was at this time last year.
  1. Would you have done anything differently?
    Not stressed as much as I did. Sometimes I need to let time takes its course and know that everything will be ok. This year was full of uncertainty which stressed me out more than I would care to admit. I hope this year I can put some peace back into my life.
  1. Did you set goals for last year and did you achieve them?
    Yes, I did set goals for last year. I had 3 main goals I wanted to work on:
    1. Mental health and writing in a journal every day to help. Did I keep up with a journal every day? No. I did, however, write when I felt anxious or like I needed to get things off my chest which was the point. So, I would say I redefined my goal and I did achieve it.
    2. Get a full-time job in my chosen field. In June of this year, I took a full-time position in my field and I could not be happier.
    3. Physical health and being a stronger, healthier person. For me it wasn’t about how I looked it was about health and feeling better about myself. I started very strong in this goal but by June I had other commitments and stresses in my life. I have recently taken it up again. It is a work in progress and something I will be continuously working on for the rest of my life.
      Overall I feel I set attainable goals and I am happy with the progress I made on those goals in 2020.
  1. What are you most proud of yourself for?
    I am proud of myself for having the strength in the middle of a pandemic to find a full-time job in my field. It was not easy and discouraging at times but I found a place that fits me so well. I could not be more proud of myself for this accomplishment!
  1. What are you most grateful for?
    I think 2020 taught us all how important it is to be grateful and appreciate the things you have in your life. This year I am most grateful for my family. We supported each other in one of the hardest years of our lives and it only made us that much closer.
  1. Do you have a favourite memory? Describe.
    My favourite memory this year is hugging my mom after being apart for almost 8 months. 2020 has shown me that it is the little things in life that mean the most.
  1. Did you step outside your comfort zone? When?
    I think the entire world stepped outside their comfort zone in 2020. It was such an incredibly challenging year. We were all forced to reinvent our lives and find a new normal. Especially with me getting a full-time job outside the home it was definitely outside my comfort zone.
  1. Did you accomplish anything on your bucket list?
    Unfortunately, we did not have the chance to cross anything off our bucket list this year. We hope that in the coming year we will be able to do so.
  1. What new thing did you discover about yourself this year?
    I discovered this year that I am a homebody. I always knew I was but now with the pandemic, I have thrived by being at home. It has had its challenges but I am so much more at peace being at home and in my own space.  
  1. Who did you spend the most time with?
    Dalton. My bubble buddy!
  1. Did you enjoy the work/learning you did this year?
    Yes, I very much did enjoy the work I did this past year. I love my new job and all of my wonderful coworkers who have made this transition for me a wonderful experience!
  1. Did you create a budget for the past year and did you stick to it?
    No, I did not create a budget for 2020. It was a difficult year to have a budget as my income changed drastically and all the uncertainty in the world. I hope this year I can make and stick to a budget.
  1. What did you waste too much money on?
    I spent a lot of money on clothes and things for lounging around the house.
Reflecting on the past year
Reflecting on the past year
  1. What ended up being your best purchase this year?
    An oil diffuser for my work office. It has changed the vibe in my office and it brings me a lot of joy.
  1. When you say 2020, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
    Global Pandemic and Covid-19. 2020 was a lot of things but in my eyes, it was a blessing because it showed me what’s truly important in my life.
  1. What’s your favourite song, movie, book and/or TV show from this past year?
    Song: More than My Hometown – Morgan Wallen
    Movie: Hustlers
    Book: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewel
    Show: McMillions on HBO
  1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rank your year?
    7
  1. Where do you want to be one year from now? Describe it.
    If this year taught me anything it’s to be happy with where you are and not stress too much about where you are going. The future is not written yet there is time to change, no point stressing. So, with that said I hope in a year from now I am thriving and am as happy as I have ever been.

I know it was a challenging year for everyone. But guess what guys we made it! 2020 is almost a distant memory. I want you guys to take all that you have learned in 2020 and make 2021 the best year it can be. Use these 20 questions to get deep with yourself so you can thrive in the coming year. If you are curious about my growth and what my answers were last year click here to check out my reflection from 2019.
Don’t forget to share some of your reflections in the comments below. We always look forward to reading the comments and your feedback. Please everyone stay safe and healthy as we soar into 2021. HAPPY NEW YEAR from both Dalton and me!

Much love,
Brit

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