The New Year is here and I guess that means it’s time to look forward and set my goals and intentions for the year. I’ve never really been big on resolutions, but I do often use this time to set milestones or hopeful achievements for myself. I’m not looking to change who I am or seek a huge life discovery, but I do like having a plan. (Insert joke about always needing a plan)

None of these goals are new or changing the course of any key parts of my life, but I want to share them mostly to hold myself accountable. If only I know about my goals it’s easy to sidetrack and slip up. 

So, here they are – my goals for 2021.

Read 30 Books.

This really shouldn’t come as a surprise. For the past two years, my goal has been 20 books, so I thought it was a good time to up the count. I plan to dive into new books from my favorite authors, pick up some based off #bookstagram recommendations, re-read a few I haven’t visited in a few years, and push myself to read outside of my standard genres. 

Of course, everyone who reads the blog will be along for the ride. I’ll post updates and reviews along the way. I’m also hoping to host a Disappear Here Book Club! If you are interested, let me know!

Shop Local.

Throughout this year, I’ve made more of an effort to shop local whenever I can and support the businesses I like. Some highlights include Old Town Books and Doodlehooper 4 Kids, among others. As we move into 2021 and (hopefully) out of the fog of COVID-19, small businesses are going to need our support more than ever. 

I will continue to highlight local bookstores when providing links to where you can buy books. Do you have a favorite book store or other small business? Let me know in the comments below!

Blog. Blog. Blog.

Starting the Disappear Here Book Blog has been so much fun and a great opportunity for me to focus on something outside of work that I really enjoy. This year, I’m not going to set a goal for the number of posts or types of content, but I will say I want to post regularly and often. That will likely shift throughout the year depending on what I have going on, but I’ve promised to be kind to myself and not let this be another stressor in my life. 

Work Toward My 200 Hour Yoga Certification.

I’ve been practicing yoga since college (around 10 years), and it’s been such a key part of my physical and mental health. Working toward my 200 hour certification is always something I’ve wanted to do ever since taking 5am yoga classes a decade ago. 

After I stopped dancing I floated around a bit, trying to find my place to “move” and found it at the yoga studio across the street from UNC Charlotte (now closed). 

I’m finally at a place in my life where I think I can dedicate the time (and money) to getting my certification. I’ll keep you all updated as this plays out a bit more. 

Do you have any goals for 2021? Let me know what they are in the comments or on IG!

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