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Welcome 2019! What Did I Accomplish in 2018? – {mini recap of 2018}

GUYS. Do you know what today is?

Of course you do. It’s THE LAST DAY OF 2018. Also known as New Year’s Eve. :O 2018 went by amazingly fast… I cannot believe it!

In today’s post, we will find out if I actually accomplished any of my resolutions in 2018. After that, I will highlight some of the things that happened in 2018! πŸ™‚ I’ll probably share some stats too. πŸ˜‰

In my next post, along with a mini Christmas haul, I will share my 2019 resolutions! πŸ™‚

Might as well get started!

is it bad that I only remember a few of my resolutions? XD

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Okay… now to find my 2018 resolutions… here they are!

  • My Blogging Resolutions:

-Do 9 posts a month

Well… that did not work! XD

I can’t remember when I decided this… maybe September…? Anyway, 2/3 through the year, I decided that that was way too crazy because it meant I had to post 2-3 times a week.

Half -way failed.

I say half-way because I knew enough to realize that I didn’t have time for that many.


-Make a blogging schedule and try to follow it.

I think I crushed this one!

I planned most of my posts in advance and normally posted on Monday and Friday and then later, just Monday. πŸ™‚


  • My Reading Resolutions

-Read 100 books by 2019.

I’m gonna say…Β YES!!!!Β I am excited… technically, I’m only on 99 books, but I only have 30ish pages more of another book! πŸ˜€


-Read my Bible and do my devotions every day

I’m going to say I half-way completed this one because there were hardly any days where I didn’t do either one, but there were a few days where I only did Bible reading or only did my devotions.


-Get to 1 Kings in my Bible reading

Oh yeah! I got to 1 Kings by halfway through the year! πŸ™‚ I think at the beginning of the year, I was reading Numbers? Somewhere along there…

I also read through the Gospel and a few other books.



  • My piano resolutions

-Complete and pass level 4 of CM

Completed! Headed for level 5 in 2019!


-Practice two and one half hours every week

Haha, nope! Uncompleted! On good weeks, I practiced as much as three hours and on bad weeks, as little as one and one half hours.

  • My personality resolutions

-Be more thankful and generous

I think I’ve done better at this, but I’m not going to say I completed or failed because I think only God can judge that! πŸ˜‰


  • My photography resolutions

-I want to improve my skills in photography this coming year and do it more often

I think I completed this one! πŸ™‚Β  I also participated in a few photography challenges!


-I also want to learn how to better and more professionally use my parents camera which is a Canon t2i

I think, yes! It’s the camera I use most often! πŸ˜‰


So this was my fitness resolution: I want to try hard to get into better shape and work out once or twice every week

I did not work out once or twice a week every week. I did some weeks though…

It’s been an interesting year in fitness… I think I’m in pretty good shape though. With building a house, it takes some hard work, so I’m always getting stronger when I go to work out there! πŸ˜‰


  • My Etsy resolutions

-Redo my shop

Ehhh, kinda? Not really. Failed.


-Take pictures of and list sleepy bears

Completed!Β Even though we only did two. XD

It’s here if you want to look at it: Lizzy’s Lunchbox

I need to take down all that rainbow loom stuff soon…


-Sell five sleepy bears by 2019

Completed!Β Even though they were at a craft fair… πŸ˜‰ I think we sold more like 15!


  • Random resolutions

-Try to stay more organized

Guess what I did the past week? Organized a lot of things. You would be shocked at the amount of stuff I got rid of! XD

I’m gonna say completed.


-Get better at sewing

I mean.. I sewed a ton of sleepy bears and helped make a few skirts, but other than that, not really!

Half-way completed.


-Finish my 2018 color your own calendar

Yeah… *coughs*Β failed.


All in all, I failed three and one half resolutions and completed ten! πŸ™‚


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2018 blogging stats…

In the year 2018, I’ve wrote 66,561 words over 119 posts!

On average, that’s 560 words a post! πŸ™‚


This year, I’ve gotten 1,177 comments which am very happy about! Over the past year, my comments per post have increased which I am very happy about! I love comments! Thanks you guys! πŸ˜‰


And as of now, I have 86 followers! πŸ™‚


Thanks for a great blogging year!! πŸ˜€

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I’ve really enjoyed 2018! It’s been really great! πŸ˜€

I’ve been through some harder times such as my Grandpa going to the hospital, my church/family camp almost burning down, and my kitty losing a leg.

But I’ve had some fun times in 2019!

  • I learned more about God
  • I got to see the plans of my new house and my family started building our house!
  • spent more time with friends
  • held lots of babies <3
  • participated in many blog tours
  • read a lot
  • wrote a novel πŸ˜€
  • edited a novel
  • made tons of new blogging friends. πŸ˜€
  • started pen-palling
  • started Audiosmiths with a bunch of awesome people
  • had a great summer
  • celebrated my birthday and lots of other birthdays
  • threw some surprise parties
  • started selling eggs
  • made many memories with family and friends
  • got better at blogging
  • overall had an awesome year!

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Those are the main things that I can think of… happy almost new year, you guys! Thanks for reading!

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Are you staying up til midnight tonight? What are your resolutions? What was your favorite memory from this year?

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  1. Wow, you did fantastic with all your resolutions this year! Omw I am so bad at organizing :’D Whenever my best friend comes over she has to throw out half of the stuff in my room cause I can’t do it. Not sure if I’m staying up till midnight, I’m babysitting overnight so I’ll have to see xD I sorta hope so though. Are you? I only have like one resolution right now but I’ll make more. Hmm my fav memory was probably the time I spent with my friends in Pennsylvania. Happy almost new year to you too!

    1. Hehe, thank you! I’m going to try for some more challenging resolutions this coming year.
      That’s hilarious!! XD
      Ohh, that’ll be fun! Are they younger kids? I hope you can! I definitely will be. πŸ˜‰ We’ll see if the rest of my family will make it though… they’re all sick. πŸ™
      What’s your one resolution? πŸ˜›
      Aww, that sounds fun!! πŸ˜€ Happy almost 2019! πŸ™‚

      1. I should probably do that as well.
        Ikr she’s a lifesaver :”’D
        Yeah they’re all younger-sweet but naughty. Ooh have fun tonight! Oh no, that’s too bad.
        I want to learn some guitar this year-I’ve played piano for 8 years but I have never really played any string instruments.
        Thanks, you too!

      2. Sounds like it! XD
        Haha, have fun with them! πŸ˜‰ Yeah… they’re not super happy about it, but my mom says it’s the best time to be sick! (Christmas break)
        Ooh, sounds like fun! I hope you can. πŸ™‚ I play piano too! Almost seven years!

  2. This was neat!
    Yes, I am staying up till midnight! We have plenty of fireworks to shoot off.
    My favorite memory of this year was on June 20th. It was the funnest day of my life! It was an event at my church – a modest water park and it was sooooo fun!

  3. Ahh, looks like a great year! Good for you for achieving a good amount of your goals! And doing fun things! You accomplished a lot. I never make resolutions, but I’m blogging my goals next week, aaannnddd my favorite memory from this year was probably one of the things Allison and I did together when I got to meet her. πŸ˜‰ I am DEFINITELY not staying up tonight because I need sleep. XD

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