Moving on and into 2021. In many ways saying that brings with it a breath of fresh air. In other ways, the realities of 2021 come flooding to the forefront of my mind. If 2020 was the great pause and slow down, 2021 is the year of patience and transition. Patience as we wait for the vaccine to roll out, transition as we welcome a new President, patience as we determine how life looks after a global pandemic.
I’ve said it to myself many times, but I do not think we’ll be fully into a new normal until 2022. To me, 2021 brings with it much of what 2020 was filled with, but with a new hope. And that, I’m ok with that!
As I shared a few weeks ago, 2020 was a year of change for me and my family. As for 2021, I want it to be a year where I enjoy the fruits of 2020 and build on the change that happened last year.
I love setting goals for the new year, always have, so this year is no different! I took some time back in December to sit with my thoughts, vision, and goals, finalizing them right when I moved into 2021. Now that I’ve had a few weeks with my goals, I’m feeling really good about them!
That’s one thing I want to do differently this year, I want to review my goals at least once a week! So far, I’ve done it every Monday, but some days I pull them out and review them just because I need to refocus my energy. Goals can’t just be something you write down and forget about 2 weeks later (been there). So let’s dig in! Here are my goals for the year ahead. I hope they’re inspiring as you continue to move further into your year.
Save as much money as possible! This year I really want to push myself to save money! I’ve said this in years past, but then didn’t really put in the work to be different and to save.
- Have Neal do all grocery shopping with a list we’ve created
- Continue to post items for sale on Ebay and Poshmark (Here’s my closet)
- Don’t shop for entertainment or to cope with emotions! That means not going to Target just to walk around
- Remove shopping apps like Target, Amazon, and Costco from my phone
- Continue to create a monthly budget by the first of the month (I use the Everydollar App)
- Invest in stocks
Prioritize my family. 2020 made this a reality, so I want to continue to prioritize them in 2021. Before last year, I allowed structures and systems to dictate where my family fell in my list of responsibilities. I fell for the, “well this is just how it has to be” mentality, and that just isn’t true! My family can by my top priority and other things will adjust.
- Go on regular family getaways to national parks, on hiking excursions, and to Airbnb rentals
- Watch big movie series I’ve never seen with Neal. Lord of the Rings, Star Wars (currently watching), The Godfather, Bourne Trilogy, James Bond, Twilight series, Jack Ryan, and X-men series.
- Meal plan for the week on Saturdays with my kids
- Cook more simple favorites from my childhood that my kids will enjoy (casseroles, pasta dishes, soups/chili, breads, desserts)
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- Attend 1 professional development training each week
- Read an article, part of a book, a blog, whatever that focuses on my own growth and mindset
Home. Last year we did a number of renovations, so my goal this year is to just enjoy! Enjoy our new deck and put the finishing touches on some of our indoor spaces. I also want to have fun in the garden this spring and plant lots of flowers for the summer months.
- Print family photos and hang around the house
- Hang art that has been sitting in storage
- Continue to downsize and go through our things (Books, loft, attic, laundry room, storage spaces)
- Design our garden and plan out in advance of spring
- Finish decorating our deck space
Health, Wellness, and Organization. Man, I’ve come so far over the years! I’m starting this year feeling so great about my health and wellness. I lost a lot of weight last year, found clarity in what wellness really means to me, and have created daily habits to support those goals.
- Plan out the week ahead’s schedule and to do’s every Saturday
- Continue my Peloton streak (doing any Peloton workout once a day)
- Cook more and enjoy the process!
- Create an evening routine that is centered on self care and wellness
- Use my room and loft more for self care and wellness (Taking baths, reading, working on my business and blog, watching tv shows/movies)
- Not using food or shopping to cope with emotions
- Continue to focus on my health as the root of my weight loss.
- Do a tarot card reading every Monday before the week begins (posted on my Instagram)