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Merry Christmas!! (And Looking forward to 2020)

Merry Christmas everyone!! So the night didn't go so well... I didn't go to sleep until five and before that I had a bad anxiety attack so I am just a little bit tired this morning haha However, I still got up at eight thirty and we all opened presents at nine. It was a nice, chill morning and now everyone's either playing with the new things they got or just hanging out. I got The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh and it looks beautiful (wink wink) on my shelf! I also got this really nice new notebook that's specifically for notes and stuff. It's so pretty and looks so nice on the inside I don't want to mess it up with my note taking and messy handwriting. I also got a new prayer journal which I think I'm going to start the New Year with. I'm almost done with the one I have right now and this one is smaller and has Bible verses in it so it's a perfect one to start the New Year with. If I write in it every day it should be full by the end of January. I also got some new comfy socks and a giant water bottle and travel mug (which I've wanted for a while now haha). Overall, it's been a good Christmas so far. Even though I'm tired and my migraine has returned, I'm going to enjoy my Christmas and have a good day anyways.

I hope you all have a great Christmas too!!

Also! I'm pretty sure this is my last blog post of 2019, so I'll see you all next year and here is my looking forward to 2020 post!

Books I'm excited for in 2020 

Chosen by Kiersten White

Comes out January 7, 2020 

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh
Comes out June 9, 2020 

The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne
Comes out February 4, 2020

Untitled A Court of Thorns and Roses #4 by Sarah J Maas

Untitled Keeper of the Lost Cities #9 by Shannon Messenger
Comes out November 2020 

The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab
Comes out 2020 

Cassidy Blake book #3 by Victoria Schwab
Comes out September 1, 2020 

And I Darken series by Kiersten White 
From last years TBR

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber 
From last years TBR

Linger and Forever by Maggie Stiefvater 
From last years TBR

TV shows/movies excited for in 2020 

The 100 Final Season

I am so sad that The 100 is ending!! All I'm saying, is we had better get Bellarke in the final season! I will be upset if we do not get Bellarke before the show ends.

Roswell, New Mexico season 2
I'm interested to see how this season 2 goes... The first one was pretty good, hopefully the second is even better. 

I seriously cannot wait for this movie!! It looks absolutely adorable and so fun! I love Scooby Doo so much, so it'll be awesome to get to see this in theaters! 

Wonder Woman 1984
The first one was the best! I'm really hoping the second one lives up to my expectations... 

Venom 2
Ahhh I can't wait for this one! Scoob and Venom 2 are two of my most anticipated movies of the year. The first one was hilarious and one of my new favorite movies, I really hope the second one is just as good. 

The Croods 2
This has been a family favorite since it first came out. I've been waiting for a sequel forever! From what I can tell the sequel was off for a while but I believe it's back on and it'll be out in December 2020! 

2020 Goals 

I feel like I don't have as many goals as I did for 2019... Maybe I've just learned to give myself a more manageable list of things to do instead of giving myself ridiculous expectations to meet by the end of the year. So here are my very practical and accomplishable goals for 2020:

  • Publish 3-4 books. The rest of the St. Croix Falls series and one other book. Either Hunters Heritage or the new WIP I'm working on. Also, Cursed should be out by the end of March. That is my goal anyways haha
  • Get my license. This has been on my goals list for the past like... 3 years haha But for real, this year it is going to be scratched off my list! I have a plan to get my hours in and get lots of practice this year and I plan to have my license by the Fall. Maybe sooner if I can.
  • Get to 500 subscribers on my email list. 2019 was my first year having a newsletter and I think its a pretty reasonable goal to try to get to 500 by the end of the year since I already have like 300-something subscribers.
  • Get to 1000 followers on Instagram. This is also a pretty manageable goal too. I keep fluctuating between 880-925 so I think it's a good goal to try and reach a sustainable 1000 by the end of 2020.
  • Lean on God. I wasn't sure how to phrase this one... In 2020 I want to lean on God. I have a tendency to overthink and to worry and to try to plan for the future and even daydream about the future. It's not bad to have goals and dreams for the future but also... it's all in God's timing. What I want may not happen when I want it to, but it will when He wants it to. So I guess what I'm saying is, I want to learn to trust God in His timing. That's gotten hard for me as the year is ending... I've been thinking a lot about the future and what I want it to look like. Five... ten years down the road I know where I want to be. But it may not be where He wants me to be. I want to find that happy balance between having dreams and goals for the future while also trusting God and not making my plans the only plans for how the future will go.

20's Goals/Things I want to do: 

Since this is a new decade, I thought I'd share some of my goals/things I want to do in the next ten years. Like I said, all of these things may not happen... it's all in God's timing, even the frivolous not super important stuff. If He wants me to do something He'll open that door and make it known to me. With that said... these are a few things I'd like to do in the 20's... Actually I guess things I'd like to do in my 20's since by the time the next decade rolls around I'll be in 31. 😱

Go to Disney (at least) twice. I'm really hoping for 2021 to be our next family Disney trip!
Get my bachelors and master's degree. It'll be interesting to see where this journey of pursuing college will take me. I've switched what I want to do several times in the past few years... I'm interested to see if I stay on this new course of wanting to be an online professor or if I switch things up... again haha
Go on a roadtrip (despite my car sickness haha) I'd really like to go to the Redwood forest or Georgia.
Go to San Diego comic con and/or Chicago comic con. This is a big time dream of mine. I've wanted to go to the big San Diego Comic Con for years! Maybe in the next ten years I'll get the chance to...
Become an "established" published author. I'm still figuring out what this looks like for me. I guess another thing I'll be trying to figure out in 2020. What does an "established" published author look like for me and how can I achieve that?
Get engaged/married. This is a biggie and one that is definitely all in God's hands. He'll open that door when He's ready and even though it may be hard sometimes, I'm ready to wait.

I'm sure there are other things to put on the list but for now... that's all I can come up with haha When 2019 started, I wasn't really looking forward to it. There was something about this year that I just couldn't get behind. Maybe it was because I was turning 21 or because I was starting at a new college as a Junior. 2019 just felt... big to me. Like a lot was going to happen. And in a way, a lot did happen. I did turn 21 and I did start a new college and God showed me a lot and got me through a lot this year. But 2020? I don't know... I'm excited for it. Maybe its because I am leaning on God a lot and trusting Him. I'm also going to try and go into this year with a lot of mindfulness and letting things happen without over analyzing everything. (Key word: try haha). I think 2020 is going to be a good year and I'm excited to see what God has in store for me.

What are some books/things in general that you're excited about in 2020? 
Have a Merry Christmas everyone!! 


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