2019 Reflections + 2020 Intentions

Happy 2020 Y’all!!! I haven’t written a post in a little over a month so this is my first post of the year. I’m excited to be back to blogging! I thought this is the perfect time to share intentions for 2020 and take a look back at 2019 as well. I always love the start to a new year because it means a fresh start. It’s also a great way to step back and reflect on the previous year. I will admit I’ve never really been one to set resolutions but more so I set intentions/ goals.

I feel that setting intentions will be a lot less stressful then trying to accomplish a resolution. I say this because my intentions are to accomplish these items but if I don’t that’s okay. It’s a lot less pressure which is so nice! Over the past few years, I have been trying to live a life that is a little less stressful. With that being said here is a look back at 2019 and what I hope to accomplish this year.

2019 Reflections

2019 was a really good year to say the least. I grew a lot and accomplished a lot of goals. 2019 left me very positive about what 2020 has to bring.

Career:

I’ve been with my company for almost seven years and got my second promotion in March. The promotion was such a blessing overall. Before the promotion, I was pretty much already doing the work without the pay. I was having to also work hand in hand with a coworker and was just too much. There were several times that I thought about leaving because of the strain it put on me physically and mentally. Thankfully my new boss saw how unhappy I was and made some changes. Ever since the changes were made, my work life has been so much more positive. I can say that my coworker and I actually get along way better now.

Personal:

My husband and I celebrated 1 year of marriage in October. He and I both focused more on how we can better communicate what we need from/out of one another. We have always communicated well with each other but it was on such a different level and it was amazing. We also learned to really appreciate the small things that we do for one another. I love how our relationship with one another is stronger then it’s ever been.

We traveled to Germany and Prague. I had been to Germany before back in 2006, so I was so excited to go back and see my family. We spent a few days with them and then headed off to Munich with some of our friends. While in Munich we attended Oktoberfest, which was such an awesome experience. I’m not a big beer drinker but was still able to manage getting a few beers down. We also visited several castles and did a ton of site seeing. With visiting Prague, we didn’t really know what to expect. Once we got there, y’all…it’s beautiful! So many amazing things to see and do. I’m so happy we decided to go there because it was not a place that I ever considered going. Both locations had amazing food, drinks and scenery. if you haven’t visited, you should!

I feel that I grew so much in 2019 in all areas of my life. The growth at times was very challenging but it only made me stronger. I helped me learn more about myself and what I am capable of.

Blog:

I wish I could say that STH grew a lot but it didn’t. I had a lot of goals I wanted to accomplish but with a new promotion and life in general…things got hectic. I also found that I wasn’t as motivated to write blog posts. I think that was due to a lack of time, energy and feeling unmotivated altogether. Though, the blog didn’t grow as much as I wanted, I still had some great gains that I am very thankful for.

Top 5 Posts of 2019

  1. 5 Farmacy Beauty Products You Should Try
  2. Sephora VIB Spring 2019 Wishlist & Repurchases
  3. 5 Beauty Products I’ve Recently Tried
  4. Tarte Unleased Palette Review + Swatches
  5. Everyday Makeup Look With Pixi Beauty

2020 Intentions

  • Be more present in all aspects of my life.
  • Read 20 books.
  • Sell some clothes on Poshmark
  • Declutter, declutter and declutter.
  • Do a 3 month no buy.
  • Be more active (I want to exercise at least 3 x’s a week).
  • Spend Less.
  • Step outside of my comfort zone for the blog.

I hope you enjoyed recapping 2019 with me and learning what my intentions are for this year. I appreciate all of y’alls support! 2020 is going to be an amazing year for me & STH!

What are your intentions for this year? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Welcome to STH! I'm Mistle, a Texas based beauty and life style blogger. I'm a makeup enthusiast, who loves true crime tv and a good glass of moscato. I'm a wife and dog mom, who loves sharing my latest beauty finds and snippets of my life. Thanks for stopping by!

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26 Comments

  1. Rachel wrote:

    Happy 1 year anniversary and congrats on your promotion! Sounds like things are already off to a great start šŸ™‚ I like the idea of a 3 month no-buy goal too. I think I might try to do that with you!

    Posted 1.15.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Rachel! I really would like to do a 3 month no-buy. It’s probably going to be really tough but it could be really beneficial at completing. You should def join in!

      Posted 1.16.20 Reply
  2. Alix Maza wrote:

    I love this! Yay for one year! Germany and Prague looks awesome.

    Posted 1.15.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thanks Alix! Our 1st year of marriage was great! We had a blast on our trip. Both really great to visit!

      Posted 1.16.20 Reply
  3. Courtney wrote:

    What a fun and exciting year 2019 was for you! I hope that 2020 is even more exciting and fruitful for you! I love the idea of a season of “no buying” and I hope to get to a place where I can do that without anxiety and worry. Thanks for sharing your heart!

    Posted 1.16.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      It was def a great year Courtney! I would really love to do a no buy because I feel at times I waste money on things I don’t really need. If I am not able to do a three month no buy, I will def do a one month! I hope 2020 is good to you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 1.16.20 Reply
  4. Kileen wrote:

    Such a great post! I love your 2020 intentions! They are so great! i hope you have an amazing year!

    Posted 1.16.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Kileen! I hope you have an amazing year as well!

      Posted 1.16.20 Reply
  5. Cristina wrote:

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

    That no-buy for 3 months sounds very challenging – I don’t think I could do it. Are you planning to write a wrap-up article about it?

    Posted 1.16.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Cristina! The no buy is probably going to be tough but I am going to give it a try. I need to do at least a one month no buy for sure. I have been thinking about doing a write up article for it.

      Posted 1.16.20 Reply
  6. I believe Life is all about finding joy in all moments and stages. It’s great to know about your joyful journey in 2019.
    My intention this year is to travel as much as I can, and discover my spiritual side.

    Posted 1.16.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I agree Hina that life is all about finding what brings you joy. Traveling is a great intention to have!

      Posted 1.16.20 Reply
  7. Marina wrote:

    Wish you a fantastic year, plenty of beautiful things. Stay positive and motivated x

    Posted 1.16.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Marina thank you so much! I wish that you have a fantastic year as well! šŸ™‚

      Posted 1.16.20 Reply
  8. happy belated first anniversary! MY anniversary is in october too! I love your intentions for this year <3

    Posted 1.16.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Rachel! October anniversaries are the best! <3

      Posted 1.20.20 Reply
  9. Amanda wrote:

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

    Germany looked amazing! It’s on my bucket list!

    Posted 1.16.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Amanda! Hopefully you will get to visit Germany one day!

      Posted 1.16.20 Reply
  10. Christa wrote:

    It looks like you had a wonderful 2019! My sister lives in Prague and Iā€™m hoping to visit this year.

    Posted 1.17.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Christa it was such a great 2019! Prague is really awesome! Hopefully you get to visit your sister soon.

      Posted 1.20.20 Reply
  11. Holly wrote:

    It looks like you set some really great goals for the year. I am currently doing a two month no buy. It’s taking some real control to say no to more beauty products!

    Posted 1.17.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I tried to set some attainable goals this year. I have not started the no buy yet but I am thinking about starting next month. It is going to be super tough!

      Posted 1.20.20 Reply
  12. aisasami wrote:

    What great 2019! Glad you got an amazing promotion and a great 1 year of marriage. Here is to a wonderful 2020!

    Posted 1.17.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You! It was a really good 2019! Hope you have a wonderful 2020 as well!

      Posted 1.20.20 Reply
  13. It’s great to know that you have an amazing 2019. I’m looking forward for more positivity this year and hope you’ll achieve your goals too.

    Posted 1.20.20 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jasmine! I hope that 2020 is a positive year for you and you achieve your goals.

      Posted 2.4.20 Reply