New Year Reboot 2021: New Goals and New Directions

(This will be a short and quick update of how this blog will function moving forward. If you are looking for practical advice on New Year’s Resolutions, try this post instead.)

A New Year

Whew! What a year 2020 was! But it’s over now right? Well, not exactly. As people, we tend to have the idea that the start of a new year automatically means things will be different without us having to make any real effort. We expect circumstances to change, hopefully for the better, just because we put a different number down when dating our checks. But this is not the case. In order for any real change to take place in our lives, we are required to take action. So what are your goals for 2021?

A New Direction

At the beginning of 2020, I wrote a post about setting and achieving New Years Resolutions. This is not a repeat of that post, so if you’re here looking for that sort of advice, I would suggest reading that post instead of this one. 2020 was a big year for all of us, and it held a lot of changes for my small family. Near the end of May, I had to let my blog go for a while in order to focus on the challenges of finding a new job, working with a smaller budget, and getting through my own bout of COVID-19.

I’m happy to be writing again, but I’ll be taking this blog in a slightly different direction over the next year. This post is a little update about how things will look moving forward. I will be using this next year to personally tackle a lot areas in my life where I am falling short. I will be setting small goals and doing new things week by week. Through my blog, I will share my progress–both failures and successes–with my readers (that’s you!). I will also be sharing any tips or tricks I learn along the way that I hope will helpful to you guys!

A New Goal

Some of my goal categories include:

  • Learning to meal prep and menu plan
  • Improving my personal relationships
  • Keeping up with a healthy workout routine
  • Creating an organized way to keep up with household chores
  • Dealing properly with my various medical concerns
  • Having better self-care habits

This may seem like a lot right now, and I have to admit it kind of is, but as they say–aim for the stars and maybe you’ll land on the moon. To make it easier for myself, I wrote out about 45 small goals that fall into these categories. I will be working on them slowly, one by one, and adding new ones into the mix when I feel ready. My hope is that through this blog, I will be able to share in your own goals for the year and hopefully we can all help each other along the way.

The first goal I will be working on is Meal Prepping for lunch and breakfast. Up until now, I have made myself oatmeal every morning before work, and I have taken leftovers for lunch every day. Because of this, I have not been getting all the nutrients I need, and I’ve been eating very boring and repetitive diet. Starting this week I will be making and refrigerating simple lunches every weekend for me and my husband. My hope is that this will help eliminate some bad habits we’ve started to pick up, like eating out for lunch too often, skipping lunch, or eating too many unhealthy snacks. In my next blog post, I will be sharing how well this idea has worked, what things I’ve discovered need tweaking, and how successful it has been overall.

(If you are interested in joining me with this goal, I found this article extremely helpful and plan to use some of these tricks as I start meal planning and prepping.)

Happy New Year!

Until then, I look forward to hearing from you about your own New Year’s goals! Please share with me in the comments, or on my Contact Me page, what things you are hoping to accomplish this year. I would also love to hear about any exciting things happening in your life this year, or any especial progress you made on your goals for last year. Remember, just because 2020 is over doesn’t mean you’re done working on those goals!

I wish you all have a wonderful first week of 2021, and I will hopefully be talking to you again soon! Good luck in all your goal making!

–Kori H.


My name is Kori and I like reading, crocheting, and walks in the sunshine. I live in Northern Wisconsin with my husband. My favorite way to spend the evening is taking a long hot bath and curling up on the couch with a cup of cocoa.

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