A Look Back at 2019

My family is closing the 2019 year with sickness, which made me start thinking about what my vision for 2020 is. I couldn’t have 2020 vision (hehe, get it?) without looking back at what this past year held for my family and I. Here is a quick look at some of the things that happened in 2019:

-I published a poetry book

-Our family (the Sali side) went on it’s first big family vacation to Wisconsin Dells

-I surprised my husband with a little trip to Appleton

-We lost the beautiful Carrie Bacovsky to cancer

-I watched my best friend, Danielle, say “I Do” to her Prince Charming.

-I ran 200 miles for domestic violence awareness

-I petitioned for and received guardianship of my two sisters.

My New Years Resolutions from 2019

  • Learn to play the ukelele
  • Run 200 miles
  • Get a new car
  • Have an adventurous summer with Fischer
  • Cut out sugar
  • Listen better
  • Drink more water
  • Get a publishing contract
  • Dress better
  • Pay off all school loans (I paid off almost all of mine…that counts, right?)
  • Volunteer more
  • Have 100 Youtube subscribers
  • Hit 160 in weight
  • Follow Charlotte Mason’s teachings
  • Sing more
  • Say yes more often

What I Read

(I’m only including the books I have read for the first time, not re-reads)

  • In His Image, Jen Wilkin
  • Love that Lasts, Jefferson Bethke
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris
  • Searching for Sunday, Rachel Held Evans
  • Art Inc
  • The Food Revolution
  • Hands Free Mama
  • Positive Parenting from A to Z
  • The Daniel Plan
  • Discerning the Voice is God
  • The Color of Law
  • The Whole Brain Child

Some of the shows/movies I watched & liked

  • Call the Midwife (most recent season on Netflix)
  • The King
  • You
  • Star Wars (the recent ones)
  • Same Kind of Different as Me
  • War Room
  • Falling Inn Love
  • Schindler’s List
  • The Office (yes, I totally rewatched this…again)
  • Jessica Jones, season 3
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Endgame
  • Captain Marvel
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

What I’d do differently

I think the biggest thing that I regret this year is not being more productive in growing my skills, like art and crocheting and writing. Other than that, my year was fulfilling and busy.

What did your year look like? Anything you wish you could have done differently?

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Published by Samantha Sali

Image-bearer. Jesus-seeker. Wife. Mother. Writer. Artist.

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