Wow, can you believe the ’10s decade is just about over and we will be starting the ’20s?! I’m greatly looking forward to the upcoming decade. I see it as a chance to make new long-term plans. I’m thinking about big questions like, Where do I want to see myself (family, career, and personally) at the end of the 2020s?

Those long-term plans start with some big goals I have for myself in 2020. The goals are all still related to my current passion of encouraging and promoting STEM/STEAM for kids.

On the top of my list is to write a children’s STEM/STEAM book!

There, I said it and put my goal out to the world. Now you get to help hold me accountable to achieve it! 🙂

In order to work on projects to help me reach that and other goals, I’ll be spending less time on the blog in the coming year. I will still post when I have something relevant, exciting and/or useful to share. But I wanted to let you know that you won’t see a post from me every week like I had been doing for the last few years.

Since this is my last post of the year, I wanted to share a wrap-up of 2019 at Engineering Emily.

Merry Everything, from my family to yours!

For you fellow engineers and list lovers like me, here’s my 2019 stats:

Top 5 Engineering Emily Pages in 2019 (source: Google Analytics):

  1. Exploring the Five Senses for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Sense of Taste
  2. Exploring the Five Senses for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Sense of Sight
  3. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Earth Day STEM Activities for Kids
  4. Teach Kids STEM Concepts Making Rice Krispies Treats
  5. The Engineer Stereotype

My Instagram page has grown from ~500 followers to almost 1,000! I added some exciting things on Instagram this year, including posting more frequently, regularly using stories, and 6 GIVEAWAYS!

The giveaways were STEM/STEAM themed toys, books, and clothes that I had personally reviewed and recommended on my blog. It feels wonderful to be able to share these products that are helping my kids develop a passion for STEM with others!

I was honestly shocked to see how much my blog has grown in the last year, compared to the statistics in my 2018 wrap-up post. One statistic I loved is that my Rice Krispies Treats post made the top 5 list last year and this year. It’s still one of our family favorites, because we turn cooking a sweet treat into an opportunity to learn STEAM concepts!

Thank you for following along on my blog and social media this year. I appreciate all of your support, and as always, I’d love feedback on my posts and ideas for future posts!

I want to wish you and your family Merry Everything, and Happy New Year! Cheers to a memorable and successful 2020!

What big plans do you have for 2020? Are you setting long-term goals for yourself too, now that we’re starting a new decade?


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