Being about a week into 2022 (still mind boggling that we’re here in 2022) it’s time to look back on my 2021 goals and resolutions and see if I accomplished what I set out to do. Usually I do well with maybe a few goals, but many are contingent on me making something a habit, which is harder for me and so I don’t complete that particular goal or resolution.
But that’s okay, but I still think that the whole process contributes to growth (hopefully).
Goals and Resolutions | Non-Bookish
Add at least one additional workout to my current 2x a week routine
Yeah this didn’t really happen. I did do yoga few times, but I would rather find a way to safely go into a studio. I also didn’t hike as much as I thought I would have.
Continue to save money each month
I did do a lot of saving in 2021 just not as much I had hoped.
Declutter my closet and dresser
Because of COVID, I thought I would push this to another time.
Travel/ Take a trip
I did do a road trip! It was a lot of fun, I got to see a few National Parks for the first time and take photos. I ate and drank at new places … it was great.
Cook a new recipe each month
Definitely did not happen haha.
I did 2 out of 5 .. not terrible I would say.
Goals and Resolutions | Bookish
Make 2021 a (mostly) book buying ban year
I definitely stuck to only buying books for my birthday and a couple ebooks in December. Overall, I mostly read books and audiobooks from the library or ARCs.
Read 75%-100% of books off my backlist
Looking at just my owned books, I failed. Only 12.6% of books read in 2021 were ones that I owned. However, if I’m looking at my general backlist, I would say a win since 78 or 70.3% of my reads were published 2020 or earlier.
Increase my diverse reads to at least 25-50%
This was mainly for me to read more BIPOC authors … I didn’t quite make it with only 20.7% of authors read being BIPOC. However, it is an increase from where I was at for 2020.
Yes! Finally! I was waiting for the Ikea shelves I really wanted, but with everything backordered or whatever, I caved and bought shelves from Target that there almost the same size. Overall, I’m just really happy to have shelves to put my books on.
Start a monthly ‘what are you reading’ get together with my girlfriends
Completed and still going! It’s also a general catch up call, but it’s been really great to get together with whoever can each month.
While I technically didn’t complete all 5 of my bookish goals, I still say I did great as I definitely completed 3.
Not too bad even though I really only completed 50% of my all my goals. Still better than 0!