Goals and Achievements for 2021
Based on what I said under 2020 about setting myself up for a fall by setting arbitrary goals, I'm going to set one this year, and that is...
Keep in contact with friends and family
Anyone who knows me is fully aware at how crap I am at keeping in contact with people. It's nothing personal, it's just me. So I will make a concerted effort to keep in contact with friends and family. The measurement of success with this one is if I have friends and family who are still talking to me.
Yes, I've set a target to lose weight, and to read a certain number of books, and finish reading the Bible... all things that I had set as goals last year, but these will appear as Achievements below as an incentive for me to do them.
- will appear here when they happen.
This page last updated on 2021-01-08
Goals for 2020 - Result
Read the entire Bible by December 31, using this plan
Finished 2020 about seven weeks behind, but I will finish it.
Participate in the Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge
By the end of 2020, I was 93% of the way through my 8th book, meaning I only managed to complete 7 out of the targeted 18. See 2021.
Lose 3 stone by the end of the year
To be fair, I can't remember what my starting weight was, but I can say with all certainty that this goal did not happen. That said, we did make a fairly sharp turn in how we manage our food, and the weight is now slowly coming off.
Learn the drums to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
I started with good intentions, but I think I saturated myself with other things.
I realised that I've been going about this all wrong. I'm setting myself arbitrary targets for things that are essentially challenges, therefore setting myself up for a fall if I don't achieve them. Whereas what I should be doing is celebrating the things that I have achieved over the year, and be happy with that.
- The Big Slurp
I finally started my solo podcast, kicked off with NaPodPoMo - 30 episodes in 30 days. I haven't done anything else then, but I'm not concerned, as I have two episodes planned and ready to record when I'm ready.