As 2020 ends, we say goodbye to the craziest year the world has experienced in decades. Although it was a year where everyday freedoms like going to restaurants in groups were stripped away from us overnight; I found we were able to take time to reflect on the things that we were grateful for that we once took for granted. For me, 2020 really signified the turning point in getting my sh** together in life because that’s what I needed most. At the beginning of the year, I heard about vision boarding and how putting your goals in an artistic, visual way helped people manifest their dreams and make them a reality. Even though it didn’t seem like much at first, vision boarding helped me unlock my potential, set my priorities, and get closer to my aspirations than I’ve ever been able to do in previous years. So if you’ve ever tried or not tried vision boarding, I highly recommend you make one for 2021 because manifesting WORKS!!
I have had a lot of accomplishments this year, one was creating my wine blog in February. I created this blog to spread my knowledge of the big world of wine and inspire my audience to become passionate wine connoisseurs. After I created my blog, roadblocks started arising and I didn’t expect to spend all the time and effort it took to maintain it. Nonetheless, through this journey, I’ve been able to find purpose in my life by sharing my passion and continuously learning about wine. That’s when I decided to make my blog official in May by purchasing my domain name wineisseur.ca. Later in November, I added an online wine lifestyle store with my blog, which was yet another milestone in my journey this year. With that, I’m going to share a toast to a challenging, yet meaningful year, and celebrate by sharing with you the 5 most read blogs on Wineisseur in 2020.
I joined the Mark Anthony Wine Career Development Program unexpectedly this summer and went from being unemployed to packing my bags and heading to Kelowna in just a week. Mission Hill Winery was a fantastic place to work at with its beautiful architecture, amazing wine, and the opportunity to immerse into wine culture. Not to mention, the weather is a lot drier in the Valley, so I was able to avoid the rain in Vancouver for a couple of months. This was honestly the best way I could have spent a summer during a pandemic and now the Okanagan has a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed sharing it.\
Rosé and chocolate, what’s not to love. This was my very first blog post to debut Wineisseur. When I published this 10 months ago, I never thought this would be the start of something fulfilling yet involved hours and hours of work. When I look back, I think that I started my blog at the right time because it was a month before quarantining with gyms closing and social gatherings being banned. My blog really gave me a way to spend my time usefully and have a creative outlet. After creating my blog, a lot of people reached out to me saying they wanted to start a blog as well and were inspired by my work, which was really encouraging and definitely boosted my confidence to ride along this journey.