April Update of 2020 Goals and Resolutions

Hey! At the start of the year I wrote a blog post with my goals and resolutions for 2020. Since then, I haven't really posted much on this blog, but I thought I would give you an update on how they are going. As I am writing this, it is April 21st which means we are near completing our forth month of these goals.

5. Produce more amazing content

I think this one is hard to measure on what would be considered 'amazing'. However, of the small amount of content I have put out there, I have been very proud of it. Since January, I have put out five videos on the Daisy Pets YouTube Channel. The most recent two have been some of my favourites to edit, and to get reactions from you all. I have also been producing content for the Omega Plus Facebook Page during Lockdown. These have had a fantastic reaction from both the public and Omega Plus. Finally, I think I have put a good amount of effort into trying to improve my photography for our Instagram page.

Over the remaining 8 months of the year, I would like to produce content more regularly and work out a way to balance great content that I love, with more content produced. Watch this space, I have some ideas.

4. Move to Central Otago

I am currently in Whanganui, and look set to be here for some time longer. Maybe this will be a end of year thing. 

3. Hike more 

I think I was well on the way to making this a thing, and then Covid-19 hit and I have been cooped up inside since then. I am excited to move into level three next week so that I can start hiking around the region again, and once we get back to regular life, I will be making it a habit to go out weekly. This lockdown has taught me a few things, but one of the biggest is that I need and want to be out in nature a whole lot more. 

2. Be more conscious of the impact I have on the environment

I think I am making an effort, but sure as heck not as much as I would have liked. I have purchased a re-usable coffee cup for my takeaway coffees, which shortly after purchase got placed to the back of the cupboard as there was no need for such things when I live constantly in my lounge. Maybe TMI for my boy readers, but I also got a menstrual cup. Honestly, not sure if I am sold on this or not yet. I have gone through two cycles with it, but will keep trying my knack with it. I like the idea of not having to throw my money down the toilet, but also, not having things inside of me that I don't know what is in them or where the materials to make it came from. Other than those choices, I haven't really made great strides in this aspect. 

1. Spend less money on dog things I don't need

The part of this update that you have all been wanting to read! The big update on if old big-spender Morgan has continued her shopping habits. For those that still haven't read the original goals post, last year I spent $2,747.31 on dog related products, and things. As of April 21st this year I have spent $249.40. Let me give you a break down before you guys worry...

Donation for Koala Reserve: $74.21

Dog training classes: $30

Giveaway prizes: $145.19

I have purchased not a dang thing for Diego! I deserve a pat on the back for that. But now you will take it away because I have also spent $1,479.17 on related things. I purchased a $388 lens for my camera. The rest was spent at MacPac for tents, sleeping bags and mats, camping and other hiking equipment.

For the rest of the year I do want to keep up this momentum of not really spending on Diego. I think the big purchases I will need to make are investing in a good quality, warm jacket for adventuring in; boots for Diego for walking in the snow and maybe RexSpecs if I am feeling super splurgy. 


How are you all going on your 2020 goals and resolutions? Have they taken a back seat for a bit while we all go through this pandemic. Let me know everything! 

1 comment

  • TRacey

    I hear you on the nature thing Morgan.
    We had the best time in Stewart Island
    And I can’t wait to get back out there.
    Hoping for the pinnacles, tongariro crossing again and the northern circuit all before the end of the year.
    Hopefully we can beat this disease and get back to what and who we love ❤️❤️

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