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2021 Goals + 2020 Reflections

Well friends, this is my last post for the year. After today there will be no new blog posts until January 4th! I have done this the past few years and honestly it’s a great refresh and allows me to be extra present with my family for a couple of weeks. I wanted my last post of the year to be my 2021 goals and my 2020 reflections. Obviously, when I wrote out my 2020 goals no one knew what 2020 would look like so I am interested to see if I have met them or not.

2021 Goals + 2020 Reflections

In 2020 I wanted to…

  • Read 50 books (2 kids so I’m trying to be realistic): I definitely did this and then some. I have shared some of my favorite books here.
  • Lose all the baby weight in a healthy way and feel good about myself in the process: I am about 3 lbs away from where I would like to be and I feel really good about my progress. I think I could work on getting away from the number on the scale mattering.
  • Do yoga once a week even if it’s at home: This was a big fail. I have done yoga but not consistently.
  • Do barre once a week even if it’s at home: Yes this I did and for a few months its all I did besides walk.
  • Try to be more relaxed with Charlotte than I was with Liam as an infant: For sure did this. That girl is wild and into everything so I kind of have to be more relaxed. But I also stress about things less like dropping naps, or bottles, or is she eating enough.
  • Get out of the house with the baby as much as possible while Liam is in school: Well I was really good about this pre Covid. Obviously with Covid I haven’t really taken her anywhere. We are very strict about not taking the kids too many places.
  • Take a vacation with Andrew: We did go to Laguna Nigel, CA earlier this year and it was wonderful.
  • Take both kids to Houston at least once: We did go to Houston literally the weekend before Covid started getting crazy and things shut down.
  • Cross 15 new things off my 101 in 1001 list: Yes, I have crossed 8 off my most recent one and crossed a lot off the previous one before it ended.
  • Work with 5 New brands: Yes I worked with a total of 32 new brands this year.
  • Have a more successful 2020 than 2019 business-wise: Sadly, due to Covid my income was down. Not a crazy amount but like most people it took a small hit.
  • Spend a lot of time with my grandparents: Yes we see them nearly every week and it has been wonderful.
  • Make myself and self-care/my health a priority daily (walk 10K steps, drink lots of water, take vitamins, etc): Yes yes yes to all of this. But my mental self-care really needs to be worked on.

In 2021 I want to…

  • Read 65 books
  • Get my focus away from the number on the scale and focus on how I feel in my clothes
  • Work on not being a perfectionist
  • If possible take one vacation with Andrew and one with the kids (Covid depending)
  • Get Charlotte prepared to start MDO in August
  • Work with 10 new brands
  • Have a more successful year than the previous business-wise
  • Have more one-on-one time with my parents
  • Make dates with Andrew a priority in our marriage
  • Cross 25 things off my 101 in 1001 list
  • Focus on meditation more and try to meditate 4 times a week
  • Focus on yoga and try to do yoga twice a week

Each year I try to pick a word of the year. This year my word is NO. This sounds really strange but hear me out. I say YES to way too much and overwhelm myself with responsibilities for things I don’t need to do. I do not need to be on every committee. I do not need to go to every event. What I do need to do is say YES to the things that bring me joy and fill me up and say NO to the things that do not.

Well, that’s it friends. I hope this inspires some of you to make some goals for the new year and if you do I would love to know about it!

What is ONE of your 2021 goals??

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10 Comments

  1. Jennifer Prince wrote:

    Oh! I need to check out your 101 in 1001 list. That sounds like an interesting concept for sure!

    Published 12.21.20
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  2. Maria Koss wrote:

    All those plans are really motivating me to create a similar list of my own 🙂
    One of my 2021 goals is to deliver a healthy baby, and perhaps go on a vacation that failed because of Covid.

    Published 12.21.20
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  3. Rachel wrote:

    I need to learn to say no as well! What is a 101 in 1001 list?

    Published 12.21.20
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  4. Stephanie wrote:

    This is amazing. I’m truly so inspired just reading through all that you’ve accomplished in 2020 – especially considering the pandemic! My biggest goal in 2021 is to come into my own with my rebrand! It’ll be so much fun but it’ll also be a lot of work. I’m hoping for the best.

    Published 12.21.20
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  5. Danielle wrote:

    One of my 2021 goals is to make exercising a regular thing. But I think that’s a goal of mine just about every year lol!

    Published 12.21.20
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  6. Kileen wrote:

    These are some really excellent goals to have! Reading more books is on my list as well! It’s something I always want to do but just never get around or have the time to read as much as I’d like.

    Published 12.21.20
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  7. Victoria wrote:

    I love that you have yoga and meditation on your list! I have a yoga YouTube channel – Victoria Nicole Yoga. I’m just starting out! I hope it helps you in your goals!

    Published 12.22.20
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  8. I’d say you did pretty good with the goals, given the craziness that was this year! I like the idea of No being your word, I should do the same. I’ve taken on more this year than usual and it’s been a lot sometimes.

    Published 12.22.20
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  9. Deborah wrote:

    Wow, it looks like you got so much done this past year. Woohoo on your reading list!
    I think my biggest goal for 2021 is to go back to school to get a post-graduate degree. I’m still debating if I should get an MBA or something in Policy as that’s where my career is.

    Published 12.29.20
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