new year, new decade

December 31, 2019

I always love writing these year-end posts. For the past 7 years, I’ve recapped my year here on the blog (besides ONE year… missed one year, oops). It’s been fun to look back & see how far I’ve come, especially ending a new decade & starting a new one. From age 22 to 32, a lot has changed – all for the better, ahem.

You can read my 2018 recap here. It’s crazy to see that all of the goals I set for 2019 HAPPENED! I manifested that sh*t, for sure. Below, I am going to share some highlights of 2019 & some goals for 2020:

A quick recap of 2019:

  • I switched from “style blogger” to “life & style blogger” – sharing more relatable content like 6 Ways I Save Money & 10 Tips to Start a Blog here on the blog.
  • I expanded my biz, Allie Online, offering my social media & content creation skills to local businesses here in Raleigh.
  • We bought a house! Well, Ryan did but.. same difference. We really love where we live & we’ve been taking our time making our house a home. Expect more home decor content in 2020, people!
  • I was on WRAL as a local influencer. It was pretty cool.
  • I became a faux bride.. twice! I loved dressing up & playing bride for the day (see here & here).
  • I decided to step out of my comfort zone & create more video content on my social channels which has been a success.
  • Ryan & I celebrated 3 years of dating! Go us!

My 2020 goals:

  • I decided to pick a word for 2020 & it is GIVING. I want to volunteer more & give to those in need, specifically at the Wake County Animal Shelter where we adopted Oliver.
  • Get dressed more. I find myself in sweats a lot since I work from home. My goal is to get dressed & get out of the house at least 3x a week.
  • Invest in my skin. To me, that means regular microneedling treatments, Hydrafacials, & Botox every 3-4 months.
  • Drink less. Sounds silly but, necessary.
  • Grow my business. Whether that’s my side gig or my blog, I haven’t decided yet but I know I’d like to take on more clients.

I am looking forward to what 2020 has in store & I hope you are, too. As always, thanks for following along! Cheers to the New Year.

Photography by Ana Teresa.

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