Thursday, December 30, 2021

Goals - 2021 and 2022

I know a lot of people don't make New Years Resolutions, I set annual goals, goals that are reasonable, and within my control. These give me a roadmap a plan.  I read someplace, "if you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." 

So how have I done this year? Here are my Goals for 2021

  • Read 24 books, two a month is a healthy goal. I kind of blew this one out of the water, 64 books finished.  I have found ways to integrate reading into being home. 
  • Continue 45 minutes to an hour per day of physical activity.  Restart the daily activity log, what gets measured gets done. This one has faltered, not as much moving and the daily log worked well for a while, then started gathering dust.  5 out of 10 on this one. I have excuses for this, someone told me excuses are like assholes, we all have one and most of them stink.  
  • Blog daily. Mission accomplished. 
  • Add another 5,000 photos to the archive.  10,011 - over achiever 
  • Start to learn to identify birds, flowers and trees.  Good progress 7 out of 10 
  • Reach out to at least one friend per week, even if just to say Hi! About a 5 out of 10.
  • Develop my storytelling - putting a lifetime of adventures into words.  Great progress 
So I didn't master all of these.  I did make progress on all.  I also traveled a little, New York city in August, and Reno / Tahoe in October.  That was not on the goals list. Usually is. 

Goals for 2022
  • Read 50 books 
  • Blog daily 
  • Try to remodel / replace the kitchen
  • Reach out to at least 2 friends per month 
  • Ten Hotel Nights, I see a little travel on the horizon
  • Get back to walking 45 minutes or more, 5 or more times per week.  
  • Tell my sweet bear I love him, at least twice a day
  • Pause at least once per day, to think about what is making me happy today  
Any goals for 2022? 


  1. To use two limes in my gin and tonic, instead of the one.

    1. Measurable and achievable, within your control unless here is a lime pox

    2. Excellent goal; vitamin C is important for health!

  2. Anonymous12/30/2021

    Re your NYC holiday, I was reading about Metroliners today, that kicked off the high speed corridor from your city to NYC. Pre Covid it had a huge number of business people using it. Fast and less fuss than driving or flying.

    2022? Give up my vices and become thoroughly boring, and resist the urge to shoot people for minor social failings, bad driving and stupidity.

    1. Amtrak needs to build some high speed railbed on the northeast corridor, long section of the line were designed 175 years ago. Sounds like you are taking all of the fun out of life,

    2. "resist the urge to shoot people for minor social failings, bad driving and stupidity" Now, now... mustn't overdo this virtue thing. How else will they ever learn?

  3. Stay healthy.

  4. Goals 3 and 7 are the most important... and in that order.

    1. LOVE YOU! How long to get that new dishwasher?

  5. That's an excellent list of goals! Something tells me you will do well with those.

  6. I don't do resolutions. I do have goals though.
    1. Don't smother, officially retired Balder Half, with a pillow.
    2. Don't BH with a soon to be purchased baseball bat.
    3. Don't change gun free house status.
    4. Hide kitchen knives.
    5. Stop looking at bungee cords as weapons.
    6. Remember rat poison is for rats.

    See, simple stress free goals.

    1. Good thing you LOVE him. Thanks for the giggle

    2. Oh, yeah! Thanks for the reminder.

  7. I like your goals because they are attainable. And kudos to you for reaching them. My goal for 2022: Don't sweat the small stuff, and appreciate life everyday.

    1. Good goal, it's all small stuff

  8. I like your last two goals in particular!