Thank U Next, 2019

December 22, 2019

2019 was a challenging year for me. I said goodbye to relationships that were no longer bringing me joy. Cried a lot. Started anew. GRADUATED with my Master's Degree in Business Administration, yo! Asked for help. Practiced yoga for the first time in almost 2 years. Spent the most time in a long time with my friends. Pushed myself out of my comfort zone. Sparked joy.

2019 was rough. There were peaks and valleys. Saying goodbye to relationships that no longer brought me joy was difficult. A quote from one of my favorite shows Bojack Horseman really rang true to me. "You know, it's funny; when you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags." Despite how hard it was to say goodbye to these relationships I'm glad that everything that happened, happened (thus the TYN title again this year). Ultimately, I learned that everything can fall apart but better things can come together. 

I read 10 books, brought my reusable mug to Starbucks as much as I could, saw new horizons, studied my French often, was easier on myself, practiced yoga, considered sustainability with my purchases, got more manicures, and tried to welcome everyday with gratitude.
I feel like now that I have this Master's degree under my belt I can finally breathe. I'm excited for this new decade. I can now fully dedicate myself to planning my best friend's wedding and I can travel (with PTO?!). In 2020 I would like to read 25 books, exercise, and volunteer more. The world is my pizza and the heart of life is good.
My co-worker took this video of me and I just had to share it. Here's to a new decade friends and emulating this joy in 2k20!

31 comments

  1. I' m glad there were some good moments to 2019 for you! It was a big year for me too, first international trip for the boys and finishing building our new house and moving in. I'm excited to see what 2018 brings!

    Hope that you're having a great weekend :) We are so excited for Christmas here! :)

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  2. That quote really hits home! I'm sorry it was rough for you but at least there were some good moments. Let's hope 2020 is the best year yet. Merry Christmas.

    Jennifer
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  3. I'm sorry to hear 2019 was a rough year for you; roll on 2020, right?! But ohhhh my gosh I love that video of you going down the slide - so fun!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  4. OMG that video of you is just too cute! I love that quote and too true. And yes I hear you I have gone through this myself removing people from my life that were not really good for me overall. Congrats on your masters and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  5. Hope the coming year is full of joy and happiness to you! Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
    Allurerage
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  6. Thank you for sharing, I had some pretty rough moments this year too and I really like what you said better things can come together. I hope 2020 rocks for you. Merry Christmas xx

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  7. Congratulation on your master dear!! Hope 2020 is full of happiness to you.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Chanel may 2020 be as much fun as that slide looks & as easy to get through as a graduation walk!

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  9. You look lovely! And hope you have a lovely 2020 ahead!

    Daniel x

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  10. Love this fun video at the end, Sonia! Congrats on getting your MBA, well done - so excited for the new chapter that is 2020. Happy holidays xx

    Naya
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  11. Love this girl, I hope you have an amazing new year!

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  12. Happy holidays!!

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  13. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments in 2019! I hope 2020 is a great year for you! :) Happy Holidays!

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  14. What a gorgeous post to round of the year with Sonia! You've had a wonderful year (with some bumps along the way, haven't we all!) and you should be proud of what you've achieved. I've no doubt 2020 will bring you some amazing things.

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  15. You are such a cutie! 2019 wasn't the best year for me either hence I am looking forward to 2020!
    Happy New Year!
    So blessed that we connected through blogging!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  16. Happy New Year. Hope it's beautiful.
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  17. Congratulations on your Master's Degree Sonia, that is awesome!! I hope that 2020 is an amazing one for you. Happy New Year!

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  18. What a year! I hope you have joy in 2020!

    Amy Ann
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  19. Despite of all, it was a good year of growing and learning and letting go! Congratulations on your degree and wish you all the best!

    Happy New Year!
    XO, Melissa

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  20. Congrats hun and Happy New Year!!
    xx- Nina
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  21. Congratulations on completing your Master's Degree! I appreciate how you find the light and joy in situations that were challenging but brought you growth. Here's to an amazing 2020! xx

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  22. 2019 sounds like an eventful year for you, and I'm glad you still got to accomplish so much despite the downs! I hope 2020 brings you even more amazing opportunities, happy new year!

    ♥︎ Geeky Posh

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  23. next is 2020
    Happy 2020
    Have fun
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  24. Happy New Year Chanel! I hope 2020 is bigger and better for you. I agree 2019 had its highs and lows. I'm hoping to read more this year as I only read 4 books last year which isn't great haha! I also become a convert to the reusable Starbucks mug. Onwards and upwards! xx

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  25. Congrats on your master's degree! I hope 2020 brings you endless joy and happiness! Also hope you continue crushing your sustainability achievements!

    xo Logan
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  26. It sounds as though 2019 was a year of growth for you, which is awesome! I hope you have an amazing 2020, my friend!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
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  28. Happy New Year and new decade! Sounds like it will be so much better than 2019! x

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  29. what app did you use to make the polaroid gif? happy 2020 to you, girl. may the year be totally MAGIC. x

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  30. Congratulation on your master dear!! Hope 2020 is full of happiness to you.

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