It's time to make those New Year's resolutions
Eat better? Save more? May your goals in 2021 be realistically attainable!
We are about to close out this treacherous 2020 and burn all evidence this year ever existed. That’s right. We are ready to jump into 2021, and many of us may be doing so hoping to make up for things we lost or got sidetracked from in 2020…. for reasons. Every year I use this week to begin thinking about a number of my own goals, both personally and professionally.
In the interest of being held publically accountable if needed, I wanted to share a few of my resolutions with you.
Updating my newsletter regularly
I started up this newsletter as a chance to keep active with some form of writing when I lost one of my jobs this year. Little did I know at the time, my workload would not slow down as much as I anticipated, and my day job was giving me plenty of overtime opportunities for much of the year after being hit by the pandemic. As much as I am grateful for those opportunities, I was disappointed I was not able to carve out the time to keep the newsletter moving as I envisioned.
This is a common problem I have dealt with before, so I cannot say I was terribly surprised at the development. So, get ready. I’m going to try getting out a newsletter once a week in 2021. If all goes to plan, that will be a minimum of one newsletter per week, and no fewer than 52 newsletters in the new year.
My apologies to your inbox ahead of time.
It’s time to get back to streaming
Last year, I was gifted a stand that can hold an iPad and a phone for streaming live video. I used it twice. This year, I was given a ring light.
So, if you could not tell, I am about to clean up and re-organize my desk area with the intent of doing some more live video streaming. I am already at work revamping my Twitch channel behind the scenes (http://twitch.tv/KevinMLive") and I plan to do some more with Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. there may eventually be some game streaming, but I also just want to interact and talk with people too. And now I’ll have better lighting so my video feed isn’t so dark!
I respect the importance of video in today’s online world, which is why I want to get back to doing some streaming and maybe some other video projects. But I still enjoy banging away at the keyboard and sharing my opinions and thoughts in a more literal method. And I have a handful of website outlets I want to utilize more in 2021.
From my personal blog to my college football blog and my gaming blog, there is plenty that can be done to get each site kicking again. So, beginning January 1, my goal will be to write at least one new blog post per day for at least one of my websites. And that doesn’t include my other writing obligations and commitments on other outlets.
Back to running
I had some fun plans to continue running in 2020, but I let them go off track in a big way. I’d like to run another marathon in 2022, which means I want to get back to a more regular running routine in 2021 before training for a marathon to be determined in 2022. Ideally, I’d like to travel somewhere for my next marathon, and I don’t anticipate that will be an option for me in 2021. So, all eyes will be set on 2022.
Hopefully, many of the runs I typically look forward to during the year will be able to return to a non-virtual approach.
I’m aiming to run 500 miles in 2021. It feels pretty ambitious for me, especially with my running opportunities limited in the winter months. But hey, it’s something to aim for!
I have a few other resolutions in mind, but I will not bore you any further.
The biggest challenge I have is keeping to these resolutions
And now comes the hard part. That would be sticking to these resolutions and goals for the new year. I’ll admit I got lazy on some goals and projects in 2020. That’s on me. And it will only be up to me to find a way to stay on track with these goals for 2021.
Have you found ways to stick to your resolutions in the past? Do you think resolutions are stupid (they may be)? I’d love to hear what you have to say.
I genuinely hope this newsletter found you in good health, and here’s hoping you all ring in the new year with nothing standing in your way in the near future. Let’s make up for all that we lost in 2020 when we get rolling in 2021!
Want to check out my LEGO Christmas Village?
If you don’t already follow me on Instagram (what are you waiting for?), then you missed my daily posts in December leading up to Christmas that shared a snapshot from my LEGO Christmas Village. I had a lot of fun putting this together this year and wanted to share it one final time with everybody.
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