My 2021 (and beyond) Goals

I have the same old goals. I just like reflecting and making lists of things. I’m not adding anything new because I already have enough on my plate with the goals I’ve had for years. So–here are my plans for 2021.

We are nearing the end of crazy 2020 soon. I hope that 2021 will bring an abundance of good news and good health for all of us. My older child is planning to return to his college campus in January. The population living in my house will then be reduced by one. My younger child will be finishing up her final year in high school and is making decisions for her future right now. That means in fall, my household may be reduced by another, leaving only two people in the home. I want each of my children to become independent and self-supporting adults and find the path to the lives they want to lead. But still — my heart is feeling a little tug — as I think about my soon to be no-children household. This means two things to me. First, I want to be sure to spend as much family time as possible with my children before these big changes. COVID craziness has afforded me that opportunity and I am grateful for that. The second thing is that I want to plan for the future and determine what my goals are for myself once my children are both out of the home. What will I do? I suppose this means that I will be able to do more of what I have started on and maybe do a little better at it. I will still be working for a few more years so that will take a lot of my time. When I’m not working, I plan to garden, hopefully travel, clean the house, read a book, cook (although in smaller quantities), exercise, and blog.

To help me keep track of all these things I want to do, I make lists in a planner. I plan to be more intentional with positivity and gratitude in my life. I’m going to try and make note of what I’m grateful for in this planner. I also want to be better at my gardening and will make notes of what I plant, what I harvest, and what I make with my harvests in my planner. I hope this will help me be healthier by keeping me eating more plant-based dishes.

As far as being healthier, it recently made economical sense for me to subscribe to Apple One. This subscription gives me access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+. I was already paying for the music and iCloud subscriptions and share this with my family. I had to upgrade my iCloud storage recently and so it just made sense to subscribe to Apple One rather than to pay for the upgraded iCloud storage. I’m not very excited about the tv and games but I do think I’ll use the news app. I am SUPER EXCITED about the Apple Fitness+. Yes, SUPER DUPER excited! It was released on December 14 and I installed the iPhone and Apple Watch update as soon as I saw that it was released. At least one of the instructors for Apple Fitness+ is one I have “met” through my Nike Training Club workouts so I know I like her style. If the workouts and support I get through this subscription is good, I might even be able to remove different workout app subscription that I currently pay for. I’ll give it a little while and see how I like it.

So, in short, I’m excited for 2021. I’ll have more time to focus on myself and fulfilling my purpose and passions. I’ll be fit and healthy so that I can travel the world. And I really do believe that my house will get a little bit neater this year. Really. Plus – I’ll try to remember to take pictures of moments I love, I’ll support our community, and will make sure to connect with the wonderful humans in my life. I’ll also continue to learn and grow by reading and by taking advantage of the Masterclass subscription my brother shared with me. I am blessed and grateful to live the life I’m living. Living Hilo Style.


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