It’s nearly the end of January but I still want to talk about last year. After all, 2020 is technically starting just now after recovering from the holiday period, right?
Not to mention that teaching Chinese students for quite a while now also means: no holidays in December for me. I am probably getting used to start my year by the end of this month. Just in time to also celebrate the Chinese New Year next week!
So, here we go. If you still want to be part of this trend, check it out the guideline written by Kate Holmes here.
Let’s shaking things up a little bit now in the year of the Rat.
What was your happiest event?
Going to Brazil to see my family is always a reason to be happy. It was also just amazing spending three weeks with them only doing trivial things such as watching TV together, going shopping and playing games with my twin nieces – Sofia and Livia.
This time, I also could meet my friend’s first baby, Cecilia; which is a true cute pie. Being with my family and friends (and beloved cat Dougal) always make me feel happy.
Watching my favourite Brazilian band Los Hermanos in Sao Paulo was a happy event too.
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What to say about this day? Surreal to say the least. Thanks @loshermanos for putting together a beautiful celebration of all things love. I'm glad to be part of this. 😊 . . . . . . . . . #losfãs #loshermanos #loshermanos2019 #poweredbymusic #music #gig #sampa #sp #latergram #amor❤ #rodrigoamarante #marcelocamelo #brunomedina #rodrigobarba
What was the saddest thing to happen?
It was definitely the passing away of our beloved auntie Winifred. It happened last October and even we knew she was battling against a throat cancer in the last two years, losing beloved one is still something that you don’t expect to happen.
What was the most unlikely thing to happen that actually went ahead and did?
I think it was planning a trip to visit three countries in five days. It was a tiring task and it would be easier if we were on our 20’s. But we managed to do it and we succeed.
I think it was the most unlikely thing I did last year, really. A part starting to study Japanese, of course.
Who let you down?
I don’t have a specific name to mention, but I would say that anyone who acted fake around me is always disappointing. Especially the ones who pretend to be your friends, but you know they are only taking advantage of you.
Some people that judge your appearance was the worst as well. Unfortunately, I have to deal with some of them last year. It let me down. For sure.
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Goodbye 2019. Hiya 2020! What do I expect for this year? The same I got from the whole last decade. No big changes. Just new experiences with family, friends and the love of my life. We don't need too much when you are lucky enough to be surrounded by love. Day by day. Year by year and every single day of your life. 😍 . . . . . . #2020vision #2020goals #newyear #family #friends #love
Who supported you?
The same people that is around me my whole life. My husband is the most supportive person I ever met in my life. My family and old friends that are here for bad and good.
I also had amazing support of a group of UK bloggers that are like a family, really. People that make a lot of difference in your life and you sometimes just know them through an online platform. It’s crazy!
Tell us what you learned.
I have learnt that is fine to live a simpler life. That was the most valuable thing I have learnt last year, and I will carry it on along the years. Not big expectations. Life is simple!
Tell us what made you laugh
I have laughed a lot. But I have to say my cat Dougal is the funniest member of this family. He is so bonkers, innocent and entertaining. Have a pet, folks. It’s priceless!
Tell us the things that made you cry
Things that you can`t control like missing my family who lives six thousand miles from here.
Tell us three things your child or children did to make you feel proud.
I don’t have children, but I can say I am proud of my twin nieces for growing up so focused on studying and learning. My pet -which is my child – also made me proud. For a feral cat he is quite confident now. Cheeky and annoying as well. But I am still proud of him.
Tell us the things that made you proud of yourself.
Supporting my friends is always something that make me proud of myself.To be honest, I am proud of being a person that fight for my objectives as well. And starting to learn Japanese also made me proud.
Tell us the challenges you overcame
Financial challenges are the one to me always mentioned. I am happy that after two years since I left my comfortable permanent job to be a freelance, I can see it was worth it. Now I can work in building up income as a self-employed without compromise my finance.
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New year! New planner! I can't deny my addiction to stationery is out of control (sometimes). But how to not feel inspired by this @thepapergang cute? I'm back to the blogosphere with a bit of extra motivation. 💜📒💡Are you all planner freaks too? 😮 . . . . . . #blogger #travelblogger #papergang #stationery #2020goals #planneraddict #writinglife #picofteday #discoverunder5k #motivation #instadaily #instagood #morning
Tell us the things you would like to change about your life in 2020
I would like to be full-time self-employed.
I would like to travel more.
I would like to have my house this year.
I would like to keep losing weight.
I would like to be around of my parents and family in Brazil soon.
I wish you all a great 2020!
Here are the questions if you want to take part of the challenge this month:
- What was your happiest event?
2. What was the saddest thing to happen?
3. What was the most unlikely thing to happen that actually went ahead and did?.
4. Who let you down?
5. Who supported you?
6. Tell us what you learned.
7. Tell us what made you laugh
8. Tell us the things that made you cry
9. Tell us three things your child or children did to make you feel proud. Please miss this question out if you are not a parent.
10. Tell us the things that made you proud of yourself.
11. Tell us the challenges you overcame
12. Tell us the things you would like to change about your life in 2020