29 December 2020

2020 - Goals Recap

Well, well, well. 2020 has indeed been a little bitch, amiright?

That being said, I don't know that I'm any worse off than I was a year ago - thank you privilege. I am, admittedly, a homebody. So stay home, stay safe? Heck yeah! I'm still not enticed by the idea that my life needs changes. I'm pretty good with where I'm at. So goals? Whatever.

 Here we have, my 2020 goal list, updated with comments on whether or not they were met:

  1. Paint the front door. See, it's dark green right now, and I really feel another color will do better to offset our green holiday wreath. And painting in the winter seems like a bad idea, so I'll need to remember/follow-up with this one in the summer, more or less. Oops! Had the paint ready, and the note in my planner when to do it, but COVID anxiety had me waiting by the computer through spring, waiting to see what would happen next, but not painting my front door. We did hang the wreath this season on the house with a white background instead of the green door, so win?
  2. Bake regularly. Sure, whatever. And I did finally get a second baking stone and cooling rack. While I don't know if I'd call it regularly, we're going for easy victories this time around. 
  3. Yell less. Same as last year. Letting more just slide by helps me yell less, right?
  4. Complete a counted cross-stitch project. I've got two to choose from. Well, heavens. I did carry my cross stitch project from room to room several times, but I don't think I did a single stitch this year. I will keep trying!
  5. Wash my vehicle at least monthly. Hahaha... There may have been whole months when I didn't leave my house - and certainly not to wash my truck!
  6. Drink at least four glasses of water daily, on a regular basis. I will give myself this one again. And yay for my flavored Cirkul water. 
  7. Set up my Erin Condren notebook as a recipe book. Nope. Not even close. 
  8. Complete at least 40 Yelp reviews. More than half? I finished 21 Yelp reviews this year. May adjust my goal again for next year, but I love to Yelp!
  9. Feed birds through the winter. Absolutely. 
  10. Put hanging flower baskets at front porch for summer. Yup! 
  11. Continue unpacking office boxes from the basement. I think  I grabbed a few things out and rehomed them, but I don't think I unpacked any whole boxes.
  12. Score for Pearson. Sadly, COVID struck. There was no work with Pearson for me in spring of 2020.
  13. Work elections. I certainly did! But this is off my list going forward. I usually work in a very conservative township and despised seeing who won there each time. I can't do that to myself anymore.
  14. Do family holiday cards. Mail them in November 2020. Oops. Not this year. 
  15. Blog regularly. Yes! Mostly book stuff lately. I did participate with the Show Us Your Books link-up every month, as well as books pitched to me outside of those shared with me via Books I Think  You Should Read.
  16. Walk regularly when it's warm outside. We actually did quite a bit of this in the spring.
  17. Read more books. 2019 saw me reading 87, so 'more' means 88! Heck yeah! I'm at 134, I think, and expecting to finish the two I'm reading now within the next couple days, which will make them 2020 reads as well. 
  18. Do the 52 week savings challenge for holiday shopping at the end of the year. Nope.
  19. Save enough from my school-year paychecks so we can still do fun stuff this summer. There was no 'fun stuff' allowed this summer. Thanks, COVID! Hahaha... Just kidding. We still had fun, but it was cheap and at home.
  20. Burn more candles. Yes! Especially through the fall and holiday season. 
  21. Update the kids' bedroom doors (currently still decorated from Valentine's Day, 2014, I think). If it ain't broke, don't fix it! LOL The hearts are still on the doors. 
  22. Re-organize office with a goal of redecorating and doing more of my usual work in there. Ima say I get credit for this. We moved the giant corner desk down to the basement now that hubby works from home. I got a new, smaller desk and moved stuff around. Still a work in progress, but there's progress.
  23. Keep working a job outside the home. Yes, more or less. I am still employed by the schools, although we've been closed more often than open this year. I did collect unemployment for a few weeks in the fall, and will be furloughed again in a few days.
  24. Do something fun with my hair (cut/color) at least once this year. Finally an earned, resounding yes! I got rid of my long locks for a pixie cut in June, and dyed the front of it blue in honor of elections in November. I'm still wearing it short - getting it trimmed every five weeks. 
  25. Finish paying for our Disney trip this spring break. Our biggest disappointment from the pandemic. I have almost $3K in credit with Disney, waiting to rebook our trip.
  26. Save enough money to have a $1K cushion before our Disney trip this spring break. Grr.... 
  27. Appreciate that my life is pretty wonderful with or without these goals accomplished. Of course. 
  28. Believe in my ability to complete these goals. Undoubtedly. 


Liz Parker said...

Your intro to this made me laugh, haha! 2020 was indeed bitchy and hopefully 2021 will be better. Thanks again for all of the book reviews you do ... otherwise my book blog would be very empty for 2020 reviews!

Trin Carl said...

I hope you make it to the disney trip. Sounds fun. Glad to see all your goals and Im inspired to write a similar post @theglobaldig.blogspot.com