It’s no secret that 2020 has been a strange year, and one that most of us are glad to see the back of. When I set my goals for this past year I definitely did not foresee a global pandemic, and therefore most of my goals were not achievable. Going to 7 concerts, for example, definitely wasn’t an option.
Although we are hopefully on the road back towards some sort of normality now that we have some vaccines developed, I’m still not sure how normal 2021 is going to be. With this in mind, I’ve tried to manage my expectations and keep my goals for the coming year relatively achievable.
Get the COVID vaccine
I think we’re all counting down the days until we’re called for our vaccination and able to start integrating back into the world. I haven’t been out of the house since last March, other than going for local walks, so I’m definitely eager to get back to civilisation.
Go to a concert
If there is one thing I particularly missed over the past year, it would definitely be concerts. I’m not going to go crazy with my goals on this one, so I’m only going to say that I want to go to one concert (rather than like ten) COVID permitting. Also it would be really great if that one concert happened to be a Taylor Swift concert.
Reach 5000 followers on Instagram
This has been a goal of mine for the past two years, but unfortunately I’ve been running into a very solid brick wall in terms of Instagram growth. I would really like to crack this in 2021 and finally be able to tick 5k off my list!
Read 50 books
Last year my goal was to read 20 books, and I smashed that by reading 51. By setting my goal at 50 this year, I should hopefully keep the same level as last year, or go completely mad and read 80. Who really knows?
Visit Lyme Park
Anyone that knows me will know that I’m a 1995 Pride And Prejudice supremacist, and therefore by definition am absolutely dying to visit Lyme Park. This is the real Pemberley estate, and honestly just I really want to put on a fancy dress and pretend I’m Elizabeth Bennet.
Usually I have ten or more items on my yearly bucket list, but I’m really trying to manage my expectations for 2021 and to take it for what it is. There really is no way to predict what is going to happen with the virus over the next few months, so we all just need to make the best of whatever situations we find ourselves in, and most importantly we all need to stay safe.
Happy New Year!