20 in 2020

by Jan 29, 2020

We’re already a while in 2020. It’s the start of a new year but also a new decade. That’s even more reason to set up a list with goals for this year. Normally, I don’t do this because I know myself; I’m not going to stick with it. Last year I set up a list as well not a lot came out of it..

I want to give myself a second chance with this list to actually complete some of them. This list is just for fun and give myself a sort of purpose this year. Well, let’s go through my 20 in 2020 list.

1. Go to a bar alone – I inspired this one on the series I’m currently watching; Grey’s Anatomy. Actually, you see a lot of character’s in all sorts of movies sitting in a bar all by themselves. It seems fun to me to give it a try and see what happens.

2. Visit a museum – it’s been such a long time since I’ve visited a museum. There’s a lot of museums in Amsterdam and I never visited one. So, I think it’s time to finally pay at least one museum a visit!

3. Develop my baking skill – I started baking last year because when I was younger I loved to bake some cupcakes. Last year, I was unemployed so I had time to start baking again. By the end of December I decided to buy my first kitchen machine which makes it a lot easier for me to mix the dough. Now, I don’t have any excuses any more to not bake more than I did.

4. Develop my graphic design skills – last year, I started thinking what I actually want to do with my life. One thing was clear to me: having my own company someday. First, I wanted to own a beauty store but due to financial problems that’s not realistic now. So, I decided to go back to when I was younger; I loved developing themes for the BlackBerry, create sites or photoshopping. And I thought, maybe that’s what I should be doing! Start a creative agency. I’ve already helped a few clients with their logo and I hope I really can make a job out of it this year!

5. Visit a city in The Netherlands I’ve never been before – I have to admit since I moved to Amsterdam I really think there’s nothing more in the country. This is something more inhabitants of Amsterdam cope with, lol. So, I really want to explore more of this country and see what Holland has to offer.

6. Redecorate some areas in my home – I’m living in this house for 6 years now and I still don’t have anything on my wall. That’s one thing that I’d like to change! Some other things I’d to buy a new makeup table, desk, bed in the guestroom and a shoe closet.

7. More YouTube videos! – I’ve made 6 vlogs which I really liked to make and edit. I really want to vlog more and increase my subscribers.

8. Explore Amsterdam – Yep, besides exploring the country more I also need to see more of Amsterdam. I’m living in Amsterdam for 6 years now but I still haven’t seen much of the city to be honest. Some people are talking to me about certain areas and then I’m like: ‘Where the hell is that?’. I really need to work on that..

9. Save more money – Being unemployed for over a year was really expensive and I wasn’t quiet prepared for that. By the end of 2019 I really had no savings anymore and my new job came as a gift out of heaven. I really need to save more money now to prepare for the future.

10. Keep my e-mailbox clean – I’m that type of person who opens e-mail and doesn’t delete it. Therefore, it’s normal to eventually have 800 e-mails in my e-mailbox in a few months. I mean, how easy is it to just delete some e-mails, Ashley?! I gotta work on that.

11. Creating more makeup looks – Playing with makeup is so satisfying to me and I love it. It’s been a while since I’ve experimented with makeup and photograph some gorgeous looks. I’m going to invest more in buying makeup and create more looks for the gram 😊

12. Go on a trip (alone) – in 2017 I went on a solo trip to Paris which I really loved! Last year, I went on a trip with my friend to Nice which was also very nice. I just want to see more of the world and just get out of the country at least once a year. I’m not going to wait for friend wanting to join me. if no one wants to join, fine, I’ll go alone. Life’s too short to wait.

13. Go to the zoo – a few years ago a zoo in The Netherlands adopted two pandas from China. I’ve been wanting to see them ever since but I never went to actually see them. The pandas will be going back to China someday, I don’t know when, so I have to hurry up.

14. Cook more new recipes – I don’t want to sound arrogant but I’m not a bad cook. The problem I mostly have is that I don’t know what to cook. So, I have to discover new recipes to make so I have more choice. Which can actually also lead to a luxury problem..

15. Improve my photography skills – in Nice I took some really beautiful pictures with my iPhone. Seeing the result gave me such a proud feeling and I want to take more of these kind of pictures. Buying a professional camera is also a high desire of mine.

16. Read more books – I don’t read much but I really want to do this more often. Why not start this year?

17. Go to a social event – I’ve never been to a network event and it actually scares the shit out of me. But it seems fun and I got to go more out of my comfort zone. So, I’m going to try to attend a social event and off course record it to show you my experiences.

18. Get a new tattoo and/or piercing – this one is high on my list and I’m sure that it’s going to happen this year! I already know what I want I just have to find a good tattoo artist to fix it for me.

19. Go to a musical or theatre show – it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a musical. It has something magical and I love the ambiance. I just have to visit the theatre again this year.

20. Start my company – this one was on my list last year but this year I really want to go for it. If it’s either my graphic design company, cake company or beauty store. I just have to take a leap of faith!

And that’s it for my 20 in 2020 list. What are your goals for the year? I’d love to read them in the comments.

‘till next time!
Xoxo
~ Ashley Sharon

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