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My Goals for 2021

I’m not one to make resolutions. I do, however, have an idea of what I’d like to work on this year. This is a bit overdue since we’re already in the month of February, but here goes:

1. Clear out the Legos – We have a big bin of Legos. I have two older daughters who have since outgrown Legos but over the years, they’ve accumulated over 20+ sets. The bin has been sitting in the closet for years and every time I take it out, hoping to tackle it, I get a headache just looking at it.

I have enlisted the whole family to put these sets all back together. After they complete it, I’m really debating if I should kragle them. If you’ve seen the Lego Movie, you would understand the reference.

The living room is a mess!

2. Continue to read at least 1 book per month – Although I didn’t meet my goal in 2020. I did surpass the 12 minimum books, so I’m pretty pleased with my results.

3. Make pinch pleat curtains for the master bedroom window – I bought some Ritva curtains from Ikea and I’m planning to turn them into pinch pleat curtains. I’ve already washed and iron them but I’ve yet to stick a needle into the fabric! I think they’ve been sitting on top of my dresser since August 2020.

4. Crown moldings for the master bedroom – All of our bedrooms have crown moldings except the master bedroom. I’m hoping my husband can install them before I hang the new drapery rods that I have sitting on the floor.

Also, I was not careful and splattered some paint on the ceiling when I repainted the master bedroom. I’m hoping the moldings will cover it, otherwise, I’ll have to repaint the ceiling.

5. Simplify my finances – I have many accounts with small amounts that I need to consolidate. Also, I have accounts that I opened previously to take advantage of bonuses that I no longer find useful and will look into closing. I use Personal Capital. It’s a great way to monitor all my accounts. It’s great if you’re like me and have accounts scattered all over the place. You can just link all your accounts once and instantly see your net worth, asset allocation, and spending. Best of all, it’s free. You can also use their investment services for a fee but I just use the free service. If you’re interested in trying them out, consider signing up thru my link. We’ll each receive $20 once a qualified investment account is linked.

Example Account – Not mine

Personal Capital recently reminded me that I’ve been using them for three years now! How time flies.

6. Get moving – Last year, I did really well with my walks, so I want to continue with it. Because the beginning of the year was so cold, wet, and windy, I didn’t keep up with it these last few weeks. I want to commit to walking at least 5 times per week. I also need to make sure I close all the 3 rings on my watch — Move, Exercise, and Stand.

7. Get more sleep – I blame K-dramas and C-dramas for my sleep deprivation. I guess it’s good that my kids are still attending school remotely because I think I would be a walking zombie if I continue this schedule and had to drop them off at school by 7 am. I’m going to slowly work myself to get to sleep by 12am. I think this will be a tough one for me.

What are some of your goals for 2021?

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