My Goals for 2021

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I am trying not to get too wrapped up in goals, especially since last year. There were many big changes in work, so I had to adjust to the new realities of my job and keeping my family ok, and my child educated. Most of my year felt like survival mode. I have gotten much better at the work side of things, which meant learning a lot more new computer skills. And I absolutely loved spending more time with my family. Our family outing became bicycle rides and my husband repaired all our bikes and bought new tires. I treasure these times.

Health Goals:

Everyone always wants to lose weight. I do, but I’ve learned that the pick a weight loss number approach doesn’t work well. So, I decided to change my diet about three months ago. I have high cholesterol, so I want to get that under control. A local market sells locally grown produce (some organic) and has special sale days and recipe cards. So each week, I try to learn a new vegetable dish to make. So far, the one’s that were successful were ginger and honey carrots, roasted beets, and zucchini carbonara. I also found a place that sold more wheat and grain bread rather than plain white. Hopefully, with better eating habits an more family bicycle trips I can improve my health this year. 

Family and Friend Goals: 

I want to improve my contacts with writer friends. I hope to be better about blogging, but also about beta groups. Currently, I joined a Japan based groups for writers. We meet on Zoom an that was fun. 

Writing Goals: 

Last, my writing goals did not go as planned. I had a hard time with it. On the positive side, I read more craft books. I was making outlines, but I needed to learn how to make effective outlines for characters. I did get another book in my series published (Terran Attraction)  and I wrote two novellas. One of them turned out fairly well, so I’d like to try a follow up. My writing goal for this year is writing, writing, writing. I want to submit to a lot more short story anthologies this year.  Mainly, I want to stay positive and focus on my accomplishments rather than my failures. 

Rewatches/ Re-Reads:

Blake’s 7. At the Horizon fansite, they have just started doing group rewatches from Season 1, Episode 1. 

The Twilight Zone. I want to rewatch all of the originals. I have amazon points cash in, so maybe I will purchase the set. It’s a bit pricey for my region at the moment, but we’ll see.

Bugs. This is a somewhat obscure TV show (iTV?) from the 90’s, but I really enjoy it.

 I did my annual New Year’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy watch but haven’t read the books in years. Perhaps, it’s time. 

What are your goals for 2021? Large or small.

23 comments

  1. We get the Twilight Zone on Amazon Prime Video, and I’ve rewatched several of them… it’s fascinating, honestly.

    Best of luck with your goals. Re: weight loss vs. healthy changes … the ultimate goal with weight loss is to be healthier, yeah? So you’re really on your way. Eating less/better and exercising more is the best way to take care of yourself.

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  2. Honestly, I think we’re all in the same boat when it come to being knocked off-kilter last year and keeping goals small this year.

    Your weight loss plan sounds super attainable and realistic. Good luck with it.

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  3. You have the right idea with the weight loss. Nutrition is everything! Good luck with that and the bike trips. Ugh, and keeping your kids educated. My younger one was a senior last year when everything shut down. While it sucked for her, I was relieved she was at an age where she could handle herself while I worked.

    Good luck with the writing, too! Hoping that this year is more conducive to creativity! Last year kind of sucked the life out of all of us.

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  4. Here’s hoping all goes well for you this year. I like your list of goals; they look low-pressure and attainable. Best of luck!

    (My list is here.)

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  5. Best of luck with your goals. I gave up trying for a weight loss goal, I never manage to meet it.

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