Inspirational, Lifestyle

Making the 2020’s My Decade

Hot on the heels of my previous post, looking back at some of my biggest achievements in the last ten years, it seemed only natural for my next post to be what I want from the next ten years.

It sounds like ten years is a long time, but in complete honesty as the days pass, I think we are all aware at just how fast this time will fly by. I mean, 1990 was THIRTY years ago now.

It actually fits in my blogging schedule perfectly, of posting every four days, to send out a post on the first of January so here it is. Happiest of New Years to everyone reading this and I hope everyone had a wonderful time over Christmas.

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Looking back on the last decade, it seems crazy to think that in 2010 I was preparing to leave school, and since then I have achieved so much, personally and professionally, from college, to university to finally freelancing. Whilst I am never one to really plan too far ahead, because you never know what cards you are going to be dealt, over the next decade my main objective is to be financially stable from doing what I love.

Travel

This is something that will never not be on my list of things to do. In the next ten years I would love to visit at least 100 countries. I am currently at around 20 countries, which is not bad at all, but with somewhere around 200, depending on how you count various nations and states, I have a lot to be working on.

I think I need to get cracking on about 10 countries per year if I am to escape having to cram them all in in 2029 as a frantic 35 year old. Man, that seems like a lifetime away.

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Writing

I have been a writer by name and nature for as long as I can remember. I want the 2020’s to be the decade where I am able to make a living from doing what I love. I am more determined than ever to be able to do this. I have started ‘having a crack’ in the later part of 2019 and I just keep telling myself each journey starts with a single step, and focusing on how happy it is making me.

Personally

As for everything else, in the form of what is often considered ‘normal’, I can honestly say I have never been the type to see myself doing this or that. People plan out their lives; their wedding day, they know what their house will look like, where they will work, what car they will drive, whilst planning the 2.4 children and saving for their annual 14 day family holiday to somewhere sunny every summer.

Of course there is nothing wrong with any of this and wanting these things, but as for if and when it will all happen, I’ve never really sat down to think about it. I much prefer to just go with the flow and see where life leads, which is also one of the main things I love about being a freelancer.

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I want to work really hard on making the 2020’s my decade so I can look back at it in later life and think, man, the twenties were awesome!

For me, the 2010’s seemed like the decade where I was busy laying the foundations for the path I wanted my life to take. I think the 20’s will be much of me following this path and building on those foundations. Whilst I may not know what lies ahead or what direction I will be heading in, I am pretty excited to start the journey.

What are you long terms goals for this decade? Let me know in the comments below.

52 thoughts on “Making the 2020’s My Decade”

    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ it’s a journey I’m excited to take for sure! The energy around the new decade is so wonderfully positive, it’s like everyone is looking forward to it which is great because a normal new year doesn’t always bring that! β™₯️

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  1. Happy New Year my lovely girl….I have plans too at the opposite end of the scale…in the next 10 years I want to be retired and spending my days in warm sunshine with people I love…..I’ve worked over 40 years and the next ten will be all about ME🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌

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  2. While my 20’s are way behind me – I still consider them to be some of the best years of my life and I owe that to the attitude you present in this post – it’s the perfect time to experience, grow, jump into the deep end and allow yourself to be in the unknown. I’m so happy I let myself do all that because it brought me to the next stage in my life content and ready to take on the world. I wish you a beautiful, brave and bold decade.

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    1. Your words are so kind – thank you so much! I like to try and put myself in the best position for the next moment! We can’t control the future but we can do our best which is what I aim for. I love how you felt about your 20s as well – I hope I will feel the same one day x

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  3. I’m not sure I know what my long term goals are – but for the first time I’m managing to set some achievable goals for the time being, so that’s good enough for me. Best of luck with all of these – the travel sounds amazing and I wish you every luck with the writing!

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    1. That’s the perfect place to start – and the key word is achievable! It’s so key to not losing motivation. Thank you so much for reading, commenting and your kind words. I’m sending you all the positive vibes and energy for the year and the 20s! X

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  4. Great post! I relate to a lot of the stuff here (we’re close in age, and I’m a go-with-the-flow freelancer), and therefore feel very inspired about my own goals going into the new year. 100 countries in a decade sounds ambitious and awesome, I hope you write about your travels frequently! Best of luck in 2020 πŸ™‚

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    1. I of course have no idea if 100 will be realistic as it sounds huge,even 10 countries a year would be a lot for me, but I’m working on being able to have the full on digital nomad lifestyle so hopefully the travel aspect will get easier under that. I really hope I can get settled in to freelancing more in 2020! X

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  5. A 100 countries is a lot. But sounds like a challenge.
    I wanna emulate this but I can’t.

    Nice post though. Setting goals for yourself on all fronts

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    1. I think it sounds like my kind of challenge! 100 in ten years – average ten countries a year….not too bad! We can only wait and see what happens πŸ˜‰ I’m sure you can Jeff, you can do this! The key is setting small, attainable targets first β™₯️

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  6. I loved what you said about yourself being a writer by nature; I feel like that describes me as well! I hope you do get to travel and make the coming decade your time as well; I love what you have been doing with your travel experience posts. πŸ™‚

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  7. I hate to plan anything – we have emigrated twice on a whim (once at 2 weeks notice, with 10-month-old twins πŸ˜†, but this year I do want to set some goals for my business, and maybe write something too. I have only been thinking about it for 20 years – maybe now is the time!

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    1. Now. Is. The. Time!
      This sounds amazing! You have to follow the path life leads for sure! Best of luck with all your goals – and any more spontaneous moving that may be on the cards! X

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  8. Great post! I agree in that the 10s was definitely a setting stone for this decade. The 20s is gonna be a good one! I hope to travel more too! Have a good year xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much ❀️ I love the such positive vibes around this decade – we don’t usually get them on average new year’s but this year people are ready to attack! Wishing you all the best for 2020! X

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  9. Great post. I am also a Freelancer and love the freedom this gives me about how to spend my time. Love your travel plans, there are so many places to see. Even just here in the UK there are places I still plan to go.

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    1. Me too – I made a mini deal with myself a few years ago to work on seeing more of the UK and I plan to keep trying to do this in 2020 as well. We have a lovely little country here with so much to see. Thank you so much for reading β™₯ x

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  10. Lovely inspiring post, good luck with your goals! Like you, I want to make a living from writing this decade, and travel a little further afield with my children now they’re that little bit older. Exciting times!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope it doesn’t take us the whole decade to start earning what we want! I hope you get all you wish for and that the 20’s bless you life in the best possible way β™₯ x

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    1. Right? That’s exactly how I want to feel come December 2029! It seems ages away but just think about how close 2010 is and it’ll be here in no time! Thank you so much for reading my post and commenting ❀️

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    1. This might sound like a completely random place but I’m totally itching to go to Baku in Azerbaijan. I think it looks super stunning. I’d love to see Qatar as well as I have a friend who explored there about 2 years ago and said it was out of this world! …But I’d go most places really hehe πŸ˜‚ x

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  11. I love these kind of posts and this was a fab read. I definitely would love to travel more this year and start a YouTube channel which I’m really excited about but also a little nervous. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs πŸ™‚

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  12. These are some amazing goals, especially visiting so many countries! I would love to travel the world, it’s mainly the lack of money that holds me back haha. I’m definitely more of a go with the flow person at this point in my life too, that’s why I’d love to also freelance!

    Alice xx

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words. I completely understand when it comes to travel and money! Whilst it doesn’t have to be expensive it is still an outgoing that isn’t always possible! It has been so much fun freelancing but it is such a struggle most days! x

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  13. This next decade will see me in retirement. Hope then we can explore the world at our leisure. 😊😊😊😊😊take it eeeeeasy!

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  14. I love all of your plans. I really hope that this decade will be yours and you will be successful in everything you do and collect wonderful memories along the way.

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  15. I hope the 20s are your decade too! Id love to travel more, but I don’t have as ambitious travel plans. I also want this to be the decade I can write full time, and I’d love to get back into music too

    Ash | thisdreamsalive.com

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  16. Oh, totally get it with travel more in 2020 and I wish you all the luck and all the best that you fulfil your travel dreams! And what about the children and marriage etc, I am totally on board with you when it comes to go with the flow and see how things turn up πŸ™‚ But I am almost 30, can I still say it, haha? πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m excited to see how things play out. I think that it is fine to say this stuff at any age – we only get one life and we should live it how we like, at a pace that fits us and what we want at the time! β™₯ 😁

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