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The monthly catch-up 2020: #1

Aaaaand just like that, there’s one month down. I freak out at how fast time flies every year, but jings.

I’ve decided to give my monthly catch-ups a second chance in 2020 – you might remember that I tried and failed to launch a wee set of “reflection” posts at the end of every month last year, but I think I got July’s done and then ran out of things to talk about the following month. So, I’m reviving it, but we’ll just play it by ear this time round. All I’m saying is, don’t get too attached.

I’ll be honest, it’s been a bit of a rubbish month, especially in the last two weeks. Lots of sad news seems to have come along all of a sudden. I started off telling myself it was just the universe testing me on my whole “2020 is going to be my year” thing I had going on, but it’s got to the point where I’m a bit nervous whenever I get a phone call from someone now in case it’s something else to throw into the mix. I don’t know, it happens, I suppose. I’ve been lucky to get to 23 without any major personal upsets, so I guess it’s kind of starting to catch up now. I hate being an adult.

ANYWAY. Apart from that sad little para, it’s also been quite a good month. I know, it’s been confusing for me too.

I redesigned the blog

That’s one of my 20 goals for 2020 down already! I last updated my website at the start of 2018, and I wasn’t really that keen on it after a while. I’ve talked already about how I’d become pretty bad with keeping up with things, but I’d also argue that a big part of my not bothering to post in 2019 was because I’d come to just… not like the blog. It was all a bit messy and there was broken links everywhere, and I hated the design, and my SEO had become awful, and so on and so on. There was a lot behind it. So, in celebration of the New Year, received a well-overdue clear-up. Obviously, I’ve since been posting WAY more often, so my point is proven!


I got a job!

I mentioned in my Looking back on 2019 post that I’d got a job at the end of the year, but that was only a temporary position. Muchos panic occurred after I realised the Christmas break wasn’t going to last forever, but thankfully I’ve been taken on as a sub-editor (sub editor? Knowing this is practically in the job description; I should DEFINITELY know this) in a fabulous news room and so far I love it! I get very excited seeing the newspaper getting built up every day and I can’t see it getting any less exciting any time soon…


I FINALLY found a Netflix show to binge-watch

One thing I’ve never been very good at is watching things. TV programmes, films – especially films. One of my aims for this year is to watch more films, though I didn’t even bother including it in my 20 goals post because I very much doubt I’ll achieve that. I’m not sure what it is about sitting down to just watch TV; I’m good at zoning out, but not good enough to just watch something for a couple of hours. Anyway.

Last year, I’d seen people raving about this series called “You” on Netflix. You might have heard of it. I was intrigued, but again, not intrigued enough to actually watch it myself. But with season 2 coming out at the end of December, the excited chat found its way onto my timeline once again and it just so happened that I was totally bummed out after the festive period ending and being unable to shake off a hangover. So, I sat and watched it. And OH MY GOD. I’m still thinking about it all the time and I ran out of episodes within days. I’m not sure what to do with myself any more. Maybe this is why I don’t watch TV. But I don’t care. Please watch it if you haven’t already. PLEASE.


I got to see Frozen 2…

… okay, this shouldn’t really be a highlight, but it was. I won’t apologise.

If you knew me around 2013/14, you’ll know I was OBSESSED with Frozen. I had no excuse to be as I was about 18 and had no family members under the age of 14, but the soundtrack was hella catchy and I got hooked. My boyfriend refused to come with me to watch the second film when it came out at the end of last year, and I was pretty gutted. I mean, I got why – but I’ve watched Snatch SO many times with him that I felt I had the right to sulk. Anyway, we were on babysitting duties last weekend, and it was decided that we would go to the cinema to watch it. I cried.

At the film, not at the decision.

And that’s about it! As I said, it’s not been the best month, so there’s not been many “highlights” as such to talk about. The fact I’m counting seeing Frozen 2 as a high point of my January kind of confirms that.

But tomorrow brings a new month, and with that, I intend on restarting my positive outlook on 2020. Hopefully that means at the end of February I’ll have a little bit more of an interesting post to share!





  • Sumedha

    Your January sounds great! Sub-editor in a news-room sounds great. Hope you have a fun in the job 🙂

    • whathannahwrote

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Hey Little Tulip!

    Love the blog re-design!
    I’m like you and am not someone who watches films/tv series. I’ve heard about You on Netflix as well so might give it a go if you found it good!

    Olivia |

    • whathannahwrote

      Aw thank you! Omg yes please try it, it’s so good! I’m not one who can really sit and focus on a programme, but I was hooked in from the start!

  • The Makeup by Beth

    S2 of You is crazyyyyy! Love this post <3 x

  • katelyn | embark to explore

    Your blog design is adorable I love it! I hope 2020 is good for you as your start to it doesn’t sound too good and i’m sorry for that. I can totally relate. Good luck babe x

    • whathannahwrote

      Aw thank you! I hope yours is good too x

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