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January 2021 Goals

It's a new year, and I've got new goals to focus on! Well... kinda new. I have seven goal themes, and many of them are similar to last year's goals. The big picture things that matter to me haven't really changed, though I may have different mini goals and action steps associated with them. I'm excited to start digging in and making progress! 

December was a special month of happy memories, such as our baby's first Christmas and our favorite holiday traditions. I accomplished all of my goals, which ended the year on a high note. One of my favorite things I did was recap the progress I made on my 2020 goals, and it was really powerful for me to look back at where I started and see how far I'd come. It made me even more excited to sit down and make plans for 2021.


On My Calendar:
– Finishing up my 2020 reflections
– School starting back for my big boy
– Planning my baby's first birthday
– Getting my highlights refreshed

Currently Obsessing Over:
– All the amazing books coming out in 2021. There are so many that I can't wait to read!
– Nick and I are re-watching New Girl, and I forgot how much I loved this show! Two current shows  I typically love (Grey's Anatomy and This is Us) have been too heavy for me lately. New Girl has done the trick.
– I love this charging stand that I recently bought for my Apple Watch and Airpods.  
– I'm obsessed with my Bearaby weighted blanket. The 15lb cotton napper is just heavy enough to help me sleep better but not so heavy that I feel claustrophobic. And the fact that it's knitted means it isn't too warm either.
– Ellie Holcomb's children's worship music has been on repeat in our house. We love it!

Yearly Goals:
(These should stay the same all year, so I'll just do month-to-month progress reports!)
– Read a devotional every morning.
– Do Soulspace meditation every night.
– Blog 2x per week.
– Complete the Contentment Challenge (Q1). 
– Maintain monthly photo organization + daily delete.
– Use the 1 Second Everyday app.

December progress on 2020 yearly goals:
– Read through the Bible in one year. / Finished in November!
– Read a devotional every morning. / I finished New Morning Mercies and highly recommend it. 
– Track my spending in the Goodbudget app. / I missed one week but was better consistent again after that.
– Blog 2x per week. / Yes! I ended the year on a high and was very productive.

Revisiting My December Goals:
Schedule a monthly planning session. / Done! This won't appear on my monthly list of goals anymore, but I do plan to continue this routine. It's been one of my favorite habits to come out of 2020 and has been so helpful.
Cull, download, rename, and backup November 2020 photos. / Completed. Pretty early in the month, too!
Complete Ten Months in the baby's journal + take monthly photo. / Almost to the end of these monthly sections, and I'm so proud I've stayed on track. The photo was a challenge this month (bad lighting + wiggly baby), but I got it.
Complete Nine & Ten Months in my big boy's journal. / I'm finally all caught up!
Design and order 2021 photo calendar. /  I finished and ordered it in time for Christmas gifts. 
Complete 2021 PowerSheets prep work. / I set aside several days to go through the prep work, which worked for me. Finalizing my goals, action steps, and word of the year took the longest. You can read all about them here!
Celebrate our favorite Christmas traditions. / Making December special for our boys was important to me, and I loved continuing some of our favorite holiday traditions. I love seeing the season through their eyes!
Set up my 2021 bookish bullet journal. / Updating my bookish notebook for 2021 was probably my favorite goal of the month. I was in nerd heaven working on my favorite pages and making a few new ones, too.
Write all of my end of the year blog posts. / I posted six recaps as part of my My Year In {2020} series, some of my favorite posts to write. I still have a few miscellaneous recaps to post on the blog, but they're pretty much done!

My January Goals: 
– Watch church online every Sunday.
– Only drink one Diet Coke per day.
– Complete Eleven Months in the baby's journal + take monthly photo.
– Complete Eleven Months in the big boy's journal.
– Cull 2020 photos and videos from my phone.
– Make our 2021 family bucket list.
– Prepare for the baby's first birthday in February!
– Watch Backup Bootcamp course.
– Break down my meal planning goal into action steps.
– Blog about my 2021 personal and bookish goals.

Do you have any goals for January?

4 comments

  1. Congratulations on reaching your goals for 2020. I know the year wasn't what any of us had in mind, but I think there was actually a lot of positives to come out of it. I'm looking forward to continuing to connect regularly with my family (our weekly facetime calls are one of my favorite things to come out of the year) and also to slow things down and appreciate what I have. Happy New Year!

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    1. Love that you have a weekly Facetime call with your family! And I completely agree -- it was a hard year, but good things grew out of it. Happy New Year to you!

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  2. Totally buying that Airpods/Watch charging stand!!

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    1. YAY! I hope you love it, too :) If it seems like there's no possible way the AirPod charger will fit through the small hole, I promise it does. It just takes a little effort. Haha! It's a tight fit but works well because the cord doesn't slip out/down.

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