My 5 Goals For 2021
While 2019 was a year I was so excited to bid adieu, I didn’t realize how much MORE eager I’d be ready to do that with 2020. This past year has been well, I don’t need to tell you. But we sort of survived. Here we are in 2021 and hopefully a year of hope. A year of change and a year of new beginnings.
When I look back at the goals I had for 2020, some were physically impossible to even attempt come March 15th. My goal of spending 2-3 months in New York City crushed. Although rent prices are at an all-time low so maybe I should’ve just done it and ate my weight in bagels. Then there was visiting a new continent, or even a new country, also not an option. I canceled a couple of flights in 2020 for planned trips with friends and hoping to get to use those credits up in 2021. Fingers crossed for that!
A Look At My 2020 Goals
Looking back at the 2020 goals that I did accomplish, I’m actually pretty impressed. Mostly because I realized they’re things that brought me joy and so they were easy to do. Which I didn’t expect. I managed to read way more than my four-book goal. I didn’t realize I actually set another goal in Goodreads to get through 12 books this year and hit that one on New Years Eve. Plus listened to half a dozen audiobooks on top of that. The only personal goal I didn’t achieve was the french class. There were about two weeks in quarantine that I upgraded Duolingo to practice my french, but it didn’t last long.
For my business, I honed in on my elevated everyday, so much so that I revamped my entire brand. As in, got rid of it and created something that’s more all-encompassing to what that even means to me. I literally said fuck it and went all in to create An Indigo Day. And It was the greatest thing I ever did. The last goal that I did manage to do and do quite well may I add, was creating more newsletter content for my subscribers. And on that note, have you subscribed yet? I have a new winter capsule guide that just launched with 30+ outfit ideas. Sweatpant outfits included too!
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Although 2020 totally sucked, I’m thankful for so much and know that’s a position of privilege. I’m not going to sit here and count my blessings on the internet as I know not everyone got through 2020 the same. This past year and the months ahead will be a challenge for many. And that’s something that weighs heavy on me. It’s also where I want to kick off my goals for 2021.
My 5 Personal + Professional Goals For 2021
Become Involved In The Community
This past year taught me that I want to be more involved in my community and activism. I clearly got vocal on my social media channels, but I’d like to channel that even more this year. Maybe in donating my time and energy to a cause. I’m still figuring it out and what that would even be.
I learned in 2020 that reading is actually enjoyable. And a great way for me to stop working and actually do something for myself. While 2020 was the year I read more books than ever imagined, it was also the year I learned what types of books I enjoy. Trying different genres helped me discover what I liked and absolutely hated. Dare I say, I found an author or two I like?! Give me all the murder thrillers in 2021. And anything that’s similar to The Idea Of You.
Create Better Work Habits
I am constantly saying “I’m working” all the time. Because I’m always aimlessly working on something that doesn’t really require much thought half of the time. Busy work that isn’t hard is not productive or going to propel my business forward. And this year I really want to get better at focusing on the harder tasks first and leaving the mindless busy work for later. Part of that will require me to finish my Blog Profit Accelerator program I started at the end of the year. And really leaning into Asana which I did in fact master to organize my week but haven’t implemented.
I have noticed though that I do best with writing a to-do list down and checking it off. So I did purchase a planner for the first time in ages to help me look at Asana, decide what I need to do that day, then write it down. It may be redundant, but I think knowing that physically writing it down just proves to be more successful.
Get Back On TRIM Bootcamp
Two years ago this week I started TRIM Bootcamp which is a healthy lifestyle program of eating and working out in a balanced and healthy way. It changed the way I look at food, diets and even fitness. In a few months, I lost 12 lbs and felt amazing. I sort of managed to maintain that until quarantine and things just went right out the window. Which is fine. But I’d like to get back on track because it makes me feel better and that’s the best benefit of the program ever. Learn more about TRIM Bootcamp here.
Create More Content For Reels
Our little blogger group text has been chatting about Reels quite a bit lately. It’s something I’ve been fighting against doing because I just don’t wanna do it, you feel me? I know what I know, I do what I do, and I’ve been doing it for 9 years. But Reels are clearly here to stay and I’m hearing such great things about them. I tried my hand at a few and people seemed to enjoy it, so it’s time to step it up and make this part of my content creation routine.
On that note, I’d love to know what you’d like to see on Reels the most. I don’t think I’ll be doing any jumping into shoes and outfits. But think I may bring some of my everyday tips to life, cocktails, recipes, and maybe one day, travel.
I’m keeping this year’s list short because I have no idea how much longer we’ll be sitting at home. Will I really get to leave the country at all in 2021? And will I spend even two damn nights in New York City, let alone the 2 months I was hoping for? I’m not sure, but at least I have a few goals I can work towards at home in the meantime.