Rest and Rejuvenation Day 9: Life Goals

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Topic of the Day: 
Life in 2021 

When I was doing the planning for the number of posts I wanted in January, I knew that I was going to be breaking down most if not all aspects of my life. I have posts coming up for my content goals and I have goals for my education and even in my career. However, I knew that there was one aspect of my life – – the overall life goals-– section that I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with. If I was willingly breaking down so many aspects of my life in separate posts and really giving myself tangible goals that I could definitely work towards, was there anything that I could have a goal that would encompass everything? Somehow I came to this singular goal in my life for 2021: 

Focus on myself 


I know that in the grand scheme of things this probably sounds utterly ridiculous. The more I looked at all of the goals that I had, and everything that I wanted to accomplish this year, I came to understand that I was attempting to better myself. I was trying to have a better life and a better understanding of who I was as a person and what I wanted out of this world. I came to understand that I was making myself the focus of my year. For someone who is such a people pleaser and cares so much about what others think of her, somehow getting myself out of those mindset was my biggest goal for 2021. And that is why this is the only life goal I have. I want to focus on myself. I want to focus on my growth as not only a person but as a daughter and as a friend and as a student and as a writer. I want to stop giving a crap about what others think about me or why they don’t like me or why they unfriended me on Facebook. Ironically, I want to be the embodiment of that saying “keep your eyes on your own paper“ because I have a tendency to ask people to share what’s on their paper. 

This post is the beginning of several posts I have coming up where I lay down all of the goals I have in my life. I hope that you all will be able to see the common thread that I see in them. I want to be very honest and admit that this is terrifying for me to put it out into the world. This is an even a series of posts that I could archive or delete if I wanted to because it would completely ruin how I am a year of contact. I am excited to see what this year has in store for me and how the simple goal of focusing on myself changes who I am as a person. Over the years I have had to deal with very hard lessons and after the hell that was 2020, I am eager to see the positives in store for 2021.

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