January 7, 2022

2022 Resolutions, etc.

Now that we are fully into 2022, let's review my 2021 goals and set new ones for 2022. These are my goals as stated in a blog post from January 13, 2021.

Read 150 books - Hahahahahahaha! I barely got to 100. There were too many months when I just couldn't bring myself to pick up a book.

Read 75 Award Books - Also laughable. I didn't even make it to 50. This was a rough reading year.

Complete the PopSugar Challenge - Nope. I think there were 4 prompts I didn't get to. 2 of them were about things I couldn't fulfill with YA books, so I knew I wouldn't get to those. A couple more, I just didn't get to.

Pay off 2 more lines of credit - So not quite. I did pay one off, but then we used it again, so we're paying it off again. I am paying a big one off this month. Hopefully that will help pay off the smaller ones?

Get a Promotion - Well not for lack of trying. I applied for like 7 jobs, but only got one interview. I had an interview yesterday. Hopefully, it will pick up soon.

Daily Routines - Yeah, I forgot about this goal. I have a routine, but it doesn't include everything I need to do. Just the very basics. I have no skincare routine.

So my goals for 2021 were basically and epic fail. I'm okay with that. It was a rough year.

For 2022, we're going to try some of these again.

Read 100 books - We're going to scale back our expectations on this goal this year. Since I'll purely be reading at whim, I won't be forcing myself to speed read. I can read at a leisurely pace. 100 books may still be a stretch. We'll see.

Re-Read 12 Books - I have so many books I want to read again! I haven't had time in the last 5 years to do any re-reading, so I want to make this a priority. It's self-care!

Read 25 of my 50 by 50 Books - You already know about my goal to read 50 certain books by the time I'm 50. So, I am going to make it a goal to read  half of them this year. I'm short a month because I'm still reading for the award in January this year. Then again, I turn 50 at the beginning of November next year, so I'll lose 2 months next year.

Complete the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge - In 2020, the Read Harder Challenge was extremely difficult. Things like "Read a book from an indigenous author from Australia." That's why I chose the PopSugar challenge last year, even though it had twice as many prompts. This year, the Read Harder challenge has scaled back the difficulty of the prompts, so I am going to do that one again.

Get a Promotion - This one is obviously a repeat from last year. But it has to happen eventually right? Don't answer that.

Pay off 2 Lines of Credit - This is kind of cheating since I'm definitely paying one off in a couple of weeks, and it will be pretty easy to pay off the one I've paid off several times before. But hopefully, I can get one more done and dusted this year.

Exercise - I really need to move more. It's hard when everything hurts all the time, but I can do it. I already dance once a week, most weeks. I have a glider in my house that is easy to hop on and do 10 minutes. My goal is to work up to 30 minutes and work up to exercising 3 times a week. Right now, I'm at twice a week. If my fitbit picked up my glider exercise as steps, I would have a step count goal, but it doesn't, so this will have to do.

Ok. There we are. My goals for 2022.