2020: a positive review *cue the happy tears*

Hello lovelies! Well the time has come. This year, the wonderful, wonderful year of 2020 is closing. From the time I’m writing this, at 1:22 on December 29th, there are only 2 days, 2 hours, 36 minutes and 13 seconds until 2021. This year flew by, but also crawled. It had it’s good things and it’s bad things. I’m sure we can all agree, a lot of bad happened. But we’re probably all familiar with the struggles and issues of the world this year so instead of recounting and recap-ing all that, I’m going to focus on the good. Highlight it in the post so that if you need it, hopefully this can be a pick-me-up for you! Without further ado, let’s get onto the good of 2020!!

Here’s a quote to inspire you and if I could tell you one thing, right now, looking forward at 2021, this is it.

Note to self: None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like a hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.


Also while reading this post I recommend turning on some good chill tunes, it increases the good vibes πŸ™‚ This playlist is one I’d recommend!

  • In the beginning of the year, we went to a hotel with some of my friends to celebrate their birthday and to this day, it was one of my favorite trips of the year! We haven’t been able to see these friends a lot this year because we’ve been really busy but it’s always a blast seeing them and I hope to see them soon!
  • I got my permit and successfully passed both my driving exams so I’m able to get my permit as soon as I reach the legal age here which is THRILLING. Me and my sister are already planning shopping trips and everything ❀️
  • In June, my baby brother was born and what a joy he is! He’s the sweetest, cutest little baby and on the daily I realize how amazing this life is and how much impact each person has on our lives. My baby brother is so little still and even so, I can NOT imagine life with out him.
  • My great grandma got to come out and is staying nearby with my grandparents for a while which I think is wonderful! She’s an amazing grandmother and I hadn’t been able to see her for over a year which isn’t a longggg time but still feels like it. I also got to see my great aunt when she came out so that was exciting because I love them both so much!
  • I was able to go through confirmation at my church which was amazing. It was one of the highlights of my summer and I’m so glad I was able to go through the 2 week classes. I met and got to know some great people, as well as learning more about our Lord, Jesus. So that is a huge blessing.
  • I feel like I spread my wings, and grew a lot, not so much physically because I’m still pretty short but more mentally and in more than one way. I’ve grown in my relationship with God, I’ve became more independent and brave I feel like and as far as my mental health, it’s not amazing 24/7 but I’m happy with where I’m at right now.
  • I’ve met some new friends and grown in my relationships with other friends who I’ve known for a while. This is a huge thing for me as my friends are amazing people who really are there for me whenever and I’m so so so so so so thankful for them all!
  • Last but certainly not least, my blog. This year was a crazy ride and having my blog to express my self and keep me busy while staying home and staying un-busy has been wonderful! I’ve “met” so many amazing people through the blogosphere and it’s a beautiful thing to be able to connect over the internet. My blogging journey isn’t anything big so far but im very excited to see where this takes me in the coming year!

Now for a little bit of happy pictures I’ve taken this year ❀

and a bit more πŸ˜‰

And that wraps up my 2020. This year had ups and downs, rough times and good times, and some people came into my life and some left. Ok now I’m done the my attempt at a poetic summary of my year but here it is simply. It wasn’t a great year, but I’m choosing to highlight the joys. I hope you can find the joys of 2020 for you, in your life, and to end of this post, I wish you the happiest new year!!

Thanks for reading, it means the most ❀

How was your 2020? What were some of the highlights of your year? Comment down below and let me know, I’d love to chat about what made you happy this year πŸ’›

x, Jasmin

Author: Jasmin@thewriterofletters.com

I'm a teen lifestyle blogger who thrives to live life to the fullest and loves to pen-pal, journal and just have fun πŸ’›

50 thoughts on “2020: a positive review *cue the happy tears*”

  1. Hello Jasmin! I wanted to let you know That I nominated you for The Mystery Blogger Award! For more information on The Mystery Blogger award go to Everythineliyah.wordpress.com! If you don’t want to do it, that is totally fine. Have a great day!

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  2. yours is the first review i saw that was a positive one, i’m glad you managed to find the joy in all the chaos, you’re so mature (not that people who gave negative reviews were immature though, everyone has their own opinions) πŸ₯°

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely, your comment made my day πŸ₯° I’d noticed quite a lot of negativity in my reader, not that the negativity was not well deserved. 2020 definitely wasn’t the best, but as I highlighted in my post there were many things to enjoy ❀ Tysm for your kind comment πŸ’›



    I LOVED THE SPAM OF PHOTOS IN THIS POST. You’re so talented and creative with your shots!! Wish you all the best. Hope this year brings you many more amazing memories, is filled with love, happiness and good health. Hope you catch all your dreams too!!

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      How have you been? life’s been super busy so I haven’t been able to blog hop and keep up on commenting as much as I would like too but I’m sure you understand ❀
      Thank you so much lovely! I hope your year goes wonderfully and wish you the best in following your dreams and taking whatever path God leads you ❀️

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  4. Truthfully, my 2020 was fairly wonderful and so so blessed. I had more time to get closer to Jesus, and I had so much time with my family. I’m so happy to hear that your year was also full of joys! Yay for getting to drive ahhh, I remember that excited feeling. I adore all of your photos, but that first one is so gorgeous. Is that where you live??! I’m so jealous x

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    1. Ah I’m so glad you can relate and look back at 2020 and remember all the good with me!
      Tysm! Photography is one of my favorites and I absolutely adore when a photo turns out just right 🀩
      I’m not allowed to say specifically but I live in the PNW of the states and I love it here most of the time! Where do u live? xx

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  5. I’m really happy that you had an overall great year!! 2020 was also a great year for me because it gave me the space and time to grow so much! I think it’s very important to always make the most out of what we have 🀍🀍 loved reading your post so much πŸ₯Ί

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  6. Ahhh I love this post! The highlights are great and the pictures you put are all so prettyyy πŸ’–I think one of the best parts of my year was that I got closer with my new friends and I love them more than my old ones which I was afraid wouldn’t happen hahah. Happy early New Year!! ✨xx

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  7. I must say that I really enjoyed 2020 despite certain events cough covid cough haha and I’m glad you enjoyed it too :))). Wishing you an early Happy New Year and hope you have a great 2021!! ❀️❀️

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  8. This beautiful post brought the biggest smile to my face! I can’t even begin to tell you. I’d say these mid to late teenage years are the biggest of our lives. So much growth in such a short amount of time. In your case, a new brother, significantly developed relationships, exponential blog growth, confirmation and so much more! Twenty twenty is the year I’ve set a lot of big goals for. I’ve been thinking it over and I want to dedicate myself to ticking off each big box before I turn eighteen next december. A sort of preparation for entering adulthood if you will! I want to get my P plates, finish my diploma, maybe get started on my bachelor’s, find a job that aligns with what I’ll be studying and more! Post coming on that soon, hehe <33

    Have a fantastic end to your year lovely! x

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    1. Awww I’m so glad you enjoyed! That’s really just the whole point of my blog, I want to make people smile so I’m glad that post accomplished that πŸ’›
      Yesssss I totally agree, these are the years where we’re changing the most and its so crazy. I really want to take advantage of that and change for the best in all ways! Best of luck on your goals, and I love that! I’ll keep my eyes out for that post xx


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