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2020 is set to be a lovely, magical year.
I just returned from a much needed winter break. AMH and I spent some time in Cuba and the highlight was our day trip to Havana (look for a blog post on that soon!) We had adventure and lots of downtime. I used some of that downtime to reset and plan for the coming year.

There are so many amazing things coming to this little corner of the internet. After a rough year for everyone (#Goodbye2019) it seems like 2020 is off to a great start. There were a number of things I wanted to accomplish in 2019, like launching a proper business and starting a few recurring blog posts, but it just never happened.

As much as I tried to push myself, I just couldn't make everything work. I spent the first half of the year thinking I had failed at everything when in reality, it just wasn't my time. I share that because while the internet is really great at showing us successes, we sometimes need to know that failure does happen. And that from failure, we can usually find some growing experiences. As awful as 2019 was, I learned more in that one year than in the 10 before it.

So what's coming up in 2020 or as I plan on calling it, the Gatsby celebratory years

Celebrating This Life Shop - As in a proper, honest to goodness online shop where you can find hard to find prints and one of a kind clothing. There will also be lots of home decor, all in blue and white of course! And art. The reaction to the watercolours I shared on Instagram has been amazing. There will be lots of seasonal prints to decorate the home. And we can't forget about the holidays! So many exciting things to celebrate everything! All items in the shop will be carefully curated and fit the criteria of being colourful and classic, which will be the shops hashtag! #Colourfulandclassic

Collabs - This is early stages so I can't share a lot, but a very fun collaboration is in the works that would release just in time for summer outdoor entertaining. Stay tuned!

Blog - This blog was originally intended to inspire readers to celebrate every moment. Over the years it changed with the blogging world and became more of a fashion blog, sharing my daily outfits. This year the intent is to focus this blog as if it were an online magazine sharing everything you need to start Celebrating This Life! The CTL Team will still cover fashion and outfits and travel diaries, but we will also be adding in articles on how to live each day to the fullest.

2019 was the year of sporadic blog posts, 2020 is where we get back to our regular programming. Look for 3-5 blog posts a week. This year we're bringing in reinforcements to help with this. I'll be tapping fellow bloggers and friends (possibly an employee!) to share. Which leads me to...

Recurring Blog Posts - There are going to be a number of recurring blog posts and features you will see again and again. I don't want to give too much away but there's a great one examining real people's weddings (because who doesn't love talking about weddings!) inspiration for the month ahead, interviews with experts and even one on sustainability. There is so much buzz about sustainability and we are going to break it down into easy to follow steps for the average family.

To those that have been faithful readers since the beginning, thank you for your loyalty. To new readers, welcome! 2020 is shaping up to be a great year, we're so glad to have you here!

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