Can we just call 2021 another wash? I feel like we tried to get back to normal and it was this sort of half-assed attempt. I’m hoping 2022 is a better year. I have an exciting year ahead with #TBScon finally coming back in person this June. I am working on my biggest blog partnership to date which feels really great. And I feel like my home is going to get a nice refresh with back-ordered furniture that is FINALLY arriving this month (okay, maybe next…). Hoping for a better year than last!
A Look Back At My 2021 Goals
I took a look back at my 2021 goals and just rolled my eyes at how miserably I failed. I think I need a little bit of a different strategy here. This year I think I need to write these down and put them on my desk. And also add a calendar note every quarter to revisit my goals. I’m not super goal-oriented and I think that I need a bit of restructuring. In 2021, I had a goal to read more. Failed. I read a few books, but nowhere close to what I did in 2020. I also wanted to get back into TRIM Bootcamp (a new round starts today!). And while I had a few good weeks here and there. I was all over the place.
However, in 2021 I did work out consistently again and it felt really good to do that after a very lazy 2020. And just a big laugh out loud to getting involved in the community. I guess volunteering is not my thing. However, with a big election here in Georgia this November, I do plan on getting involved in that more. The one goal I did succeed at involved creating more Reels. So basically I just did more work and sat on my phone.
How I Plan To Hold Myself Accountable This Year
This blog post has just become an annual tradition and I want to change it from just a blog post to true actionable items. I live and die by my Asana tasks so I’m putting in a quarterly check-in for my goals. And I’ll be writing these down on a piece of paper and pinning them up in my office for daily reminders. I think this will help me move the needle more throughout the year. So now, let’s get into my goals for 2022.
My 5 Personal + Professional Goals For 2022
Spend More Time In NYC
While I’d love to put on this list, move to NYC, it’s just not going to happen. While I plan to continue to aimlessly scrolling on Street Easy for apartments, I know that $3,250 a month for rent in a studio for me and Pork who can’t do a walkup, is just not in the cards right now. Instead, I’m thinking it may be best to spend more time in NYC to get my fix, work on business connections and hey, maybe go on some dates. I’d like to do longer stays like two weeks at a time. And maybe, just maybe a month at an Airbnb. The goal is to go up maybe once a quarter at most, or twice a year at the very least.
Get To 50K Instagram Followers
Instead of just saying I want more followers, this is going to involve me collaborating with brands and influencers in more unique ways to grow. I know it’s just a number, but I feel like pushing myself to get to a number means I’ll be more creative and collaborative with fellow creatives. And if you’re not following along, go ahead and hit follow below!
Create More Helpful Content
While my blog posts are definitely more on the helpful side, I think I need to transfer this type of content to Instagram or TikTok much better. This means more Reels. I’m feeling more confident in making these and I think this year will be a better year for helpful content on the ‘gram. Which in turn, should help me get to that previous goal sooner too.
Purge My Home
While I did KonMari a few years ago, it was so helpful to purge my home. I knew that my unique job would mean I’d have to do this more often. With lots of items being sent for projects, I tend to hold onto things even though I really just don’t have the space. As much as I’d love to keep everything I get, I just do not have the square footage or enough closets for it. And while my closet needs some work again, I also really do need to purge a lot of other stuff too from kitchen items, decor, and more.
Practice More Tennis
I picked up tennis during the pandemic and love it. Started with some lessons with my friend Hannah and enjoyed it so much. Also played a few times with some friends. I’d love to do this more and actually get decent at the sport. It’s a great workout and a fun way to move your body and spend time with friends. It might be time to join a group that plays so that it holds me more accountable. At the very least, I plan on more lessons and play sessions with friends.
Photo by Hannah Lozano