Bring on 2020

Blogger Elizabeth of Hard Alee in ChappyWrap & Sail to Sable Tunic Sweater

Happy New Year! I am very much looking forward to 2020 – a new beginning. My personal goal for this year is to become a healthier and happier person. I am going to make several changes that will have a lasting impact on my physical and mental health, and I will share some with you on Hard Alee.

For my online world, there will be a number of important changes.


Work: I will be sharing more work-related posts in 2020. Online blogging is a very crowded space. There are SO MANY fashion and lifestyle bloggers, and I love and follow many of them. What I can bring to the table is a little different. I’ve been working “Corporate America” for over eleven years now, and I have a real passion for helping women in the workplace.

In fact, I am currently working on a product to do just that. I’ve been working on it for almost a year, but I had to put it on ice to take care of some personal business. I am trying my very best to get it out by February.

Wellness: Over the past year, I have become very interested in learning more about individualized medicine, which is what I believe to be the future of healthcare. To start, Eric and I ordered a Viome kit the other day. Why? Because, as per the website:

“One man’s food is another man’s poison. 

While we humans share more than 99% of our DNA, tremendous diversity exists among us when it comes to our unique gut microbiome, the cornerstone of our health and the “second brain” of our bodies. Because no two people digest food the same way, a food that may be healthy for one person may cause inflammation in another. 

Analyzing the function of your microbes allows us to identify what metabolites they’re producing so we can provide food recommendations that are right for your body.”

This interests me enormously.

Additionally, I ordered The 10-Day Reset from Sakara, and I am super excited to start once I get back from my National Sales Meeting in Boca. I travel for work, so I won’t be able to follow the meal plan exactly, unfortunately, but I am going to do my absolute best. I will let you know how it goes.


Clothes: I don’t need anymore clothes. I have too many clothes, and it makes me feel extremely guilty. I often donate things to people I know like family members, friends, babysitters, our house cleaners, and that makes me feel a little better, but still, it’s a problem.

I also don’t really feel great about constantly encouraging other people to buy more and more clothes, and my fashion posts are still super fluffy and uninspiring. I am still just throwing up crappy posts just to churn out content – fail.

I have several more brand-new things to post and blog about, but after that, most of the fashion content this year will be about rewearing and reimagining what I already own.

If you are reading this, it’s probably because you have been following along for a bit. You know that my style is pretty classic and traditional, which means a lot of things I like never go out of style. I really shouldn’t need to buy many new things each year.


Why no 2019 recap like so many other bloggers? Because to be honest, I am really glad 2019 is over. For me, it was a year with many highs and many really low lows. I am going to try to remember the best and forget the rest. Good. Bye. 👋🏻

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