Well, 2021 wasn’t the rebound year we all thought it would be, was it?! Although it was one of the toughest years, it was also one of the most accomplished for me. I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a full-time entrepreneur with the launch of my social media business, Sage Media Collective, in September! With that, there have been some ups and downs, but all-in-all it was another healthy, happy year. I’m looking forward to some BIG goals in 2022 – mostly business-related but some personal, too, now that I have a more flexible work schedule!
Your favorite Instagram posts from 2021
Goals for 2022
Workout 160 days. I didn’t quite reach last year’s goal (185) even though I logged 190 workouts on Peloton (!!) because I did multiple classes some days. Including meditations… but this is a stretch goal for me and I really want to achieve it. It will help that I want to train for the goal below.
Run a 5K. So, I really wanted to make a goal to run a 15k… but there aren’t many 15k options. But it will be my goal for 2023 since the Hot Chocolate 5K has a 15K option and it’s in January! I’ve run a few 5Ks and 10Ks in my day, so this goal isn’t scary at all, but I want to make it a point to run more.
Read 12 books. I also didn’t achieve last year’s goal here either… (15) but if you count the number of hours I worked overtime in 2021, I’m giving myself a pass on this one! And setting a more realistic goal for this year. I already borrowed a few books from the library to get me started and finished my last Kindle book of the new year (so that I can turn Wifi back on without my digital loan expiring… yikes). Follow me on GoodReads to see what I’m reading!
Pay off my credit cards completely and contribute to my IRA. I did a great job on paying down my balances last year, thanks to some help from my parents and more income. I also contributed a lot to my retirement fund once I was able to at my corporate job, but now that I’m working for myself I have to go out of my way to save!
Travel 4 times. I really hope this one is easy! Last year I did more traveling than I expected, so I’m really looking forward to traveling in 2022. Some places I want to go: California, Asheville or The Highlands, Michigan, Europe (Paris), Mexico, Portland, OR.
Blog 30 times. This is quite a stretch for me as well, even though I have a big list of posts I want to publish. Ideas are easy for me, but the perfectionist in me (albeit a very small portion of myself) gets so overwhelmed when it comes time to publishing for the world to read.
Take 2 work-cations. This year I went to Athens (see cute house pic above!) with some friends and worked (a little) while I was there. It really energized me and made me feel so much more creative. I want to schedule at least 2 work-cations with inspiration in mind. Even if it’s a close weekend road trip!
Increase Sage Media Collective sales and hire someone on a project. My business grew a lot faster than I was expecting. I’m so happy about that! I want to grow it even more in the new year, and hopefully hire someone part-time or on a one-off project to continue growing.
Of course I have a few more, more personal goals, but I’m tracking all of those on my own. 🙂 Here’s to the new year!