At the beginning of the year, I had some goals and resolutions written down that I wanted to accomplish and you might be wondering why I am reviewing them right now instead of at the end of the year and my reason is simple, I feel like I still have time right now to be able to accomplish some of them so why not do this and be held accountable.
At this point I will be going over a few of the goals I had, to see which ones I achieved, which ones I didn’t, and what can be done to probably achieve them before the year rounds off, so here they are.
- Join a department in the church: as a Christian, we are taught about how service is important in the church and this was on top of my list for 2021, and it was actually the first thing I did this year. I joined the editorial department in my church and I have actively been serving so this was a success.
- Take better care of myself: I always felt like I neglected myself so I wanted to do better this year which I don’t think I did well enough but I guess I didn’t fail at trying to do this.
- Read more (at least a hundred books): I think I started the year doing this very well but then I fell off when I got to book 33 because I was trying not to read just fictional books so I kind of got tired especially since I hated reading non-fiction online. I don’t think I can read up to a hundred books before the year ends but maybe next year I will do better.
- Be intentional about my Christian life: well, I would say I haven’t been perfect at doing this but I have been trying and even though I get sidetracked on this journey, it has been pretty good.
- Have a better social life: I failed at this one, period. I put this down because I realized that I was spending too much time indoors and I wasn’t socializing enough and my brothers tagged me ‘the house hermit” which I think I just have to accept at this point because this was so hard to do. I think I will still try from now to go out more and make friends with humans.
- Save more: I was on the track with this but then I had an emergency and had to pull it out but I will still continue doing this.
- Get into a stable relationship: The only reason this was in my goals was because I had a phobia for relationships and I couldn’t keep one for almost 2 years so I really wanted to get in and not want to get out which I think was a bit of a success, I guess.
- Finish the Bible: a big success because I am almost done, I read the new testament and I am in Micah in the old testament.
- Avoid sticky situations: I have always found myself in situations I regretted in the previous years so this was important to me and I successfully did this by learning how to say no.
- Work on my finances: I guess this one is a process because I am currently on it and I am not yet where I want to be but I know that soon enough.
- Change my style: for the longest time I haven’t felt comfortable in my skin and I know one of the reasons was this so I have been trying to spice it up a bit which I did a little bit but I believe I still have more to do.
- Be happy: as someone who has dealt with depression and faked happiness for so long, this was important to me and I did amazing here even though I had times where I was miserable and unhappy, I think this was the first year that I wasn’t suicidal.
I probably had more goals but I feel like these were the most important and I am grateful that I could achieve the few that I did because I have never actually tried to accomplish the goals I had put down in previous years.
I would try to accomplish the ones I haven’t if I can and start working towards putting down goals for 2022.
So to you, did you have goals for 2021, and did you achieve them? Also if you didn’t achieve them, why do you think you didn’t?
Thank you for opening this box of passion