This year, I decided to draft a shorthand list of my goals that I could refer to throughout the year. Some of these goals were tied to longer-term strategies and plans, but others were just for fun.
Now that we’re wrapping up the final quarter of the year, it’s time for a final check in on my goals and see how things are going.
As a reminder, I was able to check several goals off my list in Q1, Q2, and Q3 including:
- Complete a Yin yoga teacher training. I completed this goal in January.
- De-clutter my closet and dresser and donate clothes that I no longer need/want. I completed this in the first month of the year and talked about some of my lessons learned in this blog post.
- Earn a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) credential. I passed the exam in January.
- Complete my 300-hour yoga teacher training. Done! This was accomplished in February.
- Read Anna Karenina. Done! I finished this book in March.
- Start a regular meditation practice. Done! I’ve been meditating daily (and sometimes twice a day) since the beginning of January.
- Hit 1,000 hours of coaching experience (I started 2021 at around 800 hours). Done! I was able to complete this goal very early in Q2. Now that we’re at the end of the year, I can report that I’ve accumulated an additional 170 hours of coaching experience.
- Pay off our mortgage. Done! We paid off our mortgage in May of this year and it felt really great! (And then turned around, bought a new house, and have a mortgage again… looks like that will be a new goal for 2022!)
- Teach 60+ hours of yoga throughout the year — to hit 100 total hours by the end of 2021 — so that I can apply for my next credential. Done! I was able to complete all of my 100 yoga teaching hours by the end of June, and then I applied for my next Yoga Alliance credential!
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine when they become available in my area. Done! This was one of the highlights of my year! (And I recently got boosted as well!)
- Watch all the Marvel movies (there are 24 — and counting). Done! We also watched and really enjoyed Black Widow over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
- Get a haircut. Done! I got my first haircut in over a year at the end of May and it was really nice! I’m keeping my hair longer for now, so no return to the pixie cut any time soon.
- Accredit my coach training program through the International Coaching Federation. Done! So excited to cross this off my list!
- Read 100+ books throughout the year (connect with me on Goodreads to see what I’m reading). Done! I finished this goal by the end of August and it was a great summer of reading.
- Match or surpass this year’s business revenue. This was a goal that I decided to retire. Since Q3 included both a move and starting a new job, I didn’t want the pressure of pushing for more revenue in the side business. That said, we are at about 87% to last year’s revenue goal, which feels pretty good!
- Hire someone to install cabinets in our laundry room. I switched out this goal for selling a house and buying a house. Calling this one done!
- Order a new mattress for our bed. This is also done! The mattress (still) hasn’t arrived yet, but it’s been ordered and is on the way. Can’t wait to feel the difference once it gets here and we also celebrated with some new bedding as well.
- Figure out the next book I’m going to write and make progress on the proposal / manuscript. I switched out this goal for complete my 200-hour meditation YTT & earn a change management certificate. Both of these were completed in Q3 right before we moved to Denver.
- Design and launch a new project management offering for my business. This goal got switched out for start a new job. Check! That one is done as well!
- Take more walks. This is happening! At the moment, mostly these walks are before work on my treadmill and that has been working great for me to get in some movement before I start the day.
I had one final goal that I wasn’t able to make progress on throughout the year, but that I decided to tackle in December:
Finish all the books in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley series.
If you read this post, you know that I dove into reading the five books in this series at the beginning of December. I’m very excited to share that I’ve read four of the five books and I’m about one-fifth of the way through the final book on the list.
I think that I can get this goal done by December 31!
With all the unexpected changes that we’ve had this year, I’m thrilled to have accomplished so much in 2021.
Stay tuned for my 22 goals for 2022 list that I’ll be sharing soon.
In the meantime, what are you most proud to have accomplished from 2021?