Out with the Old 2019, In with the New 2020 ~ So…about this year…and next #OutOldInNew

Posted December 16, 2019 by Michelle in Out with the Old, In with the New / 9 Comments

Recapping 2019 and looking ahead to 2020

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out with the OLD: 2019

While researching to do this post I realized 2018’s life was pretty crappy as well. 2018 I was able to figure out that something wasn’t right and in 2019 I figured out what that was. I have Anxiety/OCD and Depression. It’s ok because slowly, on this day in December, I am getting back on my feet. I always thought it would take just a little bit of medicine and I would spring back but it takes a lot more than that.

This year my blogging and reading suffered the most. My design, is still there but with my real job I am just not finding the want to do more of it at night when I get home. My day job is exhausting and it’s sucking the design right out of my body. If I was able to do this from home and just Limabean Designs, I would be 100% in but it’s not easy to do with a Job all day and coming home at night to design for clients. It leaves no time for me, my family or household needs. So I have pushed back design but I am not out of it, I still have my tour ladies that I love doing banners for and if anyone needs anything I am always here to help. I do have plans for next year.

This year just didn’t work out like I had hoped, I was thinking this year would have been better but it wasn’t…I am not giving up yet because Jan 1st is a new chapter and I can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for me.

in with the NEW: 2020

Life has a way for making things interesting and also keeping you on your toes. I am ready for 2020, while I wish 2019 was a better year. I am hoping 2020 is the year of come backs. I am still planning to take my time and do things slow but I am going to get back into blogging and reading more. Plus I will be going back to what I loved most about blogging. Just being able to express and enjoy myself. I love all my friends I have made but I blog for me and having a place to express and get my thought out. I plan to do that more. Reading is one of my favorite things and so is gaming. So I hope to have a lot more of that in the future of Because Reading.

Limabean Designs isn’t going anyplace while I might not be doing as much as I would like, I am planning on a few things. Etsy downloads, Print on Demand shops and Premade Cover Designs. All these things are things I love to do and one thing I always forget I am good at is the organizing of stuff. I think it’s time I did some design things for organizing your life, blog, whatever. I am also trying to see if I can find more blog tour companies that need banner designs because I honestly love doing those.

I can’t promise that life wont get in the way again this year but I am happy to know that I am in a better frame of mind and looking forward to what 2020 has to offer. I know some will be good and some will be bad but I think I will be ok.

Thank you again to those that stuck around and checked in on me every so often. I appreciate it, I look forward to a very productive 2020! *Fingers crossed*

Now let’s chat favorite books of 2019

Favorite Books of 2019

You know I wasn’t able to read a lot this year because I sucked as a human. However the books I did read I had quite a few that I really enjoyed. I wasn’t big on 5 star reviews this year but I did few. One of my most loved was Daddy Duke, that series is one of my favorites and the build up to get to Daddy Duke was driving me crazy. I was so nervous I would be disappointed but it delivered big time. Now I want to read it again…lol

While I love the hot, I also love them proper. Proper Romance is one of my favorite genres, sometimes a girl wants a strong build with a solid kiss at the end and sometimes a girl likes it over the top, completely ridiculous and right to the point. 🙂

Recap of 2019 and what is coming in 2020. Michelle has a lot to say about this last year. #OutOldInNew Click To Tweet

What are you looking forward to in 2020?

Thanks for stopping by to Check out my recap of 2019 and what’s to come in 2020

Have a great day and Happy Reading!

Michelle xx



About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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9 responses to “Out with the Old 2019, In with the New 2020 ~ So…about this year…and next #OutOldInNew

  1. I am sorry to hear this was such a tough year for you, but it’s nice you know what you have now and can work with that. Anxiety and depression are difficult things to struggle with. Sorry to hear about your day job sucking the life out of you, it’s hard to focus on another passion/ job when you have a job that drains you so much. I love your design work and I am so happy with the tour banners and other graphics you do for me. I hope someday you can focus more on your own design work or maybe find another job that doesn’t drain you so much. I hope 2020 is an awesome year for you.

  2. I can appreciate the effort things can be when all the energy goes into keeping up with work, home, and family let alone reading and blogging. You’ve been doing great.

    Love seeing what made your best reads list. I enjoyed Aurora Rising and Lifel1k3, too.

    Wishing you well in 2020, Michelle!

  3. OCD/ anxiety and depression can be such soul suckers… I hope 2020 is awesome for you. I myself am not doing any resolutions or challenges next year- I skipped all the challenges in 2019 and it was totally awesome not having to keep track of those lol. Freedom haha!

    Glad you’re sticking around the blog world. 🙂

  4. I hope 2020 is better for you! I know what you mean about not wanting to do your day job when you come home. That’s what happened to me when I worked in publishing. I didn’t want to work on my own writing after spending the day working on someone else’s.

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    • Me too, I think my last two years was just crappy.
      I love doing what I do but it’s very stressful at work and not a healthy environment that I hope to get out of in 2020. Makes doing it when I get home not as fun as it used to be.