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12.30.2019

2019 Year-End Reflection & Review


Hi everyone,

Self-reflection is vital if you want to live your life by design. Just as you should review each day, week, and month, at the end of each year you should set aside a block of time to review the year and reflect on it. This is allow you to do all the following:


  • Recognize your accomplishments and give yourself kudos for what you did well.
  • Reflect on the lessons you learned, as well as the knowledge and skills you acquired.
  • Acknowledge your mistakes and missteps so you can use them as a self-improvement tool.
  • Analyze how you could do better moving forward.
  • Figure out what gives you joy and what you’re truly passionate about.

As for me, 2019 has been pretty chaotic - as for most (if not all) of the people living in my island. With political unrests and kids not able to go to school. Employees being laid off home because employers don't have the necessary means to support their daily activities. Others had to call it quits while some of them were completely burned down for no reason.  Do I need to mention how that instability impacted our already precarious economy. However, I would like to pride myself on the following:



  • I am happy for life, health and family. I am grateful that we were able to homeschool the kids along with the school so they didn't miss much 
  • I was able to follow my passion as a personal/wardrobe stylist and resume my blogging activities and things have been going well
  • I have learned how to keep the balance between my full-time job, my life as a mom and wife and also this new venture that require a lot of patience and time to develop
  • I made a few mistakes along the way but last year I asked for more wisdom, I think I made a lot of improvement but I still have to work on it. I took notes of my missteps wrote down a plan to overcome them
  • Moving forward, I want to be happy, focus on my passion and turned it into a full-time job. I also need more time for me.  Lately, I got rid of toxic people and those that I am forced to co-exist with not longer have this power of "turning my blood into water" anymore. Kudos!
Not to forget: I was also able to maintain through a all year my ideal weight and changed my eating habits. I am so happy about that.















Outfit details: 
Dress @Lilophia

Have you taken the time to review and reflect on the 2019 year yet? And have you written down your goals for the new decade? If so, what is your biggest accomplishment of 2019 or the past decade and what is your ultimate goal for 2020 or the new decade. Comment below. I would love to read your feedback.

Thanks for stopping by.

XoXo,


Moumous

Photo Credit @vonvonphotography

Linking up with those wonderful ladies here

26 comments:

  1. I didn't have time to reflect on the year 2019 yet. But it is necessary. I can't to set my goals for 2020 without it. It seems that 2019 wasn't easy on you. I have feeling that it was very turbulent year for a lot of people. Let's hope that the next year will be kind to us.

    I wish you a Happy New Year 2020!

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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    1. Indeed, 2019 was very challenging by a lot of means - we survived and were able to achieve some goals. Just can't wait for 2020 and see what it brings.

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful 2020! I love this dress, it is so beautiful and the color looks amazing on you!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elize. I hope you have a good 2020 too...Xo,

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  3. I like looking back and ahead and hope that each year I improve myself in some way. I am learning to be content and to really take advantage of time with my husband and kids.
    That pink is gorgeous on you!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Thank you Mireille. I definitely need to create more times for hubby and kids but my toddlers are driving me crazy -lol

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  4. Stunning dress, colour is fantastic on you. Well done with your accomplishments last year Iris. You're a real inspiration. Most of us talk about goals but it all fizzes out. You have genuine results to show! Happy New Year to you and your family, and thanks for supporting the #WowOnWednesday linky!

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    1. Happy New Year Gail. I hope you will have a great 2020. It is important to me to work hard and accomplish at least one thing every year. Keep me going. Xoxo

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  5. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Thanks for linking up. You look stunning in this fairy tale dress. Super chic.

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  6. Moumous, what a beautiful dress and gorgeous photos to reflect on the past year and set goals for the next year. You are so inspiring with everything you share! I wish you so many blessings, much success, and some peace and calm as well. Thanks for linking up with me!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee for being so supportive :-)

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  7. Beautiful pink gown on you and what a nice way to look back on your year! happy new year!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I'd love you to join again.

    Hope that you had a great weekend :)

    Away From Blue

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  8. Wow, it must be extra challenging to keep a level head with all of the unrest that is going on around you. If you are able to self-assess your flaws, it will serve you really well. It's so hard to do, isn't it?

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  9. Such a beautiful dress, you look amazing! I hope 2020 is a wonderful year for you and your family! Thank you for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  10. Divine, that's all I can say. Jacqui x

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  11. Sage words. Am inspired to do some reflecting also. I too have stepped away from toxic people. Sometimes that can be so hard. Are you safe (at the moment!) from the recent Caribbean earthquakes?

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    1. I am safe for now. Thank you for asking. I am in Haiti so although we have some small ones from time to time. it's been 10 years (on Jan 12 actually) that we have had a catastrophe leading to hundred of thousands deaths

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  12. Extraordinary significant post, where you make the fundamental center, truly satisfies me for its vital of significance. After all it is an incredible article with all the fixings. Much obliged ahead of time for posting it.

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  13. You look amazing in pink -Paul

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