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Hello! And 2021 Goals

January 2nd, 2021 at 08:23 pm

Well hello all! I'm going to catch up on everyone's blogs, but thought I'd get a post of my own up before I get distracted.

Not really much to report. Life is marching on pretty much the same as always. Unfortunately, with one less cat in our family - our 19 yo Baby finally couldn't keep going any longer, so he took his journey on the Rainbow Bridge on Dec 20. He is definitely missed.

I turned the big 45 on the 15th ... yikes. Time stops for no (wo)man.

DH and I are starting to have more serious discussions about his retirement timeline. He's wanting to look at the possibility of going part -time. I'm not convined that'll make sense ... but we're in discussion mode. (He's 54 - our thinking is he'll be retired by 60, unless our finances make sense to do it somewhat earlier. Maybe by doing part-time ...)


Okay, so goals for 2021. Most of these are what
I would call micro-goals to build habits. The main idea is to just START and then see what happens from there. Some days it may morph into MORE and some days it may just be the START and nothing more.

Like the guy who wrote Atomic habits. it's about changing your view of who you are. If you are a reader, then of course you're at least going to open up a book every day, right?

I'm a Healthy Person who is:

Completing 18 StepBets

Not eating sugar/dairy/oil at least 300 days

Completing 60 20+ minute non-treadmill workouts

I'm a person who enriches my life:

By opening a book (physical/Kindle/Audio) every day

By opening my journal to write in/a new blog post/a new forum post every day

By sitting at the piano every day

By opening a language app every day

By starting a Bible podcast or reading one verse every day

I'm someone who keeps her home clean:

By scooping 1 litter box a day

By picking up one item out of place

By spending five minutes on a cleaning task

By taking hangars with me to the dryer

By completing 12 2021 projects*

I'm a Financially Savvy person:

Adding $3500 to DHs Bridge fund

Who only spends an average of $30/week for groceries

Who posts 12 items for sale on sale sites

Who puts items on a 30 day waiting list (non-replacement/repair) before deciding to purchase


2021 Projects

*Put up file organizer in office

*Create file system

*Clear out and organize bathroom cabinets

*Clear out and organize kitchen drawers

*Clear out/shred/organize office file drawer

*Clear out/shred/organize second office file drawer

*Create an If I'm Not Here file

*Clear out/ organize office closet

*Get rid of old non-working tv

*Hang mirror in bedroom

*Hang curtain rods / curtains in bedroom

*Choose photos for Nostalgia wall

*Find frames for Nostalgia wall

*Print photos for Nostalgia wall

*Hang photos for Nostalgia wall

*Research prices of waterproof flooring for bathroom

*Determine budget for bathroom flooring

*Hire someone to do the bathroom flooring

**Nostalgia wall is an idea I saw on a YNAB videocast talking about gift ideas

**Our bathroom is carpeted ...

10 Responses to “Hello! And 2021 Goals”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Condolences on sending Baby to the Rainbow Bridge - we had to send our dog Jessie at the end of October to join our cat Gemma who went there in March; both are definitely missed. Wishing you healing as it is so hard when we lose our furry members of our families. Good luck with your goals, especially the bathroom flooring, that sounds like it will be really good to complete!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks VS, I'm sorry for your losses as well. It's not easy to say goodbye, even when you know it's time.

  3. Wink Says:

    Hello! Sending you comforting thoughts after the loss of your Baby. I like that you linked your goals to building good habits.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sorry you lost your cat.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so sorry about Baby.

  6. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks all. Baby was a really good cat.

    Wink , Late Start
    I haven’t actually read Atomic Habits yet, but have watched a couple interviews with the author about it.

    I really like the idea of focusing on a perception of who you are. It’s much easier to say what’s the point of making my bed, I’m a slob! Much harder to say, i am a neat person and so of course I’ll start my day with a made bed! (Even if a cat their way under the covers!)
    I’m probably working on too many at once (based on other habit building books I’ve read) but it’s worth a try. Smile
    So far, so good. Smile

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about losing Baby. You were a good pet parent though.

    A nice list of goals with the correlating habits.

  8. Turtle Lover Says:

    it is good to hear from you although sad about the kitty -
    I hope you will be posting all your progress for 2021 :-)

  9. ceejay74 Says:

    Hello again! I love your goals -- I've found habits to be GREAT ways to feel better and get more done, and best of all if they falter a little during non-routine patches of life, you can pick them back up again relatively easily.

  10. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I am so sorry about the passing of your beloved pet. I am hoping you guys are okay. Good luck!

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