Here we are, at the end of 2021 and what a year it has been. I’m not here to state the obvious but I can imagine it’s once again not been the year we expected, despite this I personally (and hope you have too!) have learnt a lot in this past year; about myself, others, society and life in general. It doesn’t always go to plan, and that’s okay.
At the beginning of the year I wrote a list of goals I had for 2021 and you guessed it, I’m here – holding myself accountable – to review those goals and see how I got on. I will say, in the blog post I only wrote 10 out of the many I had written down ‘offline’ so those 10 weren’t all my goals for the year ahead but they were the majority and main ones. So without further ado…
Here’s the list…
Graduate with 1st Class Degree.Completed – incredibly proud of myself for doing this in the height of a global pandemic! Complete my Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate. Completed Complete my Level 3 Personal Training Diploma.Completed Get a job working in a gym/fitness facility.Completed – Couldn’t have asked for a better place to start my career. Take on 5 PT/Online Clients.Completed – this was one that I’d genuinely forgotten about and until 23rd December was not complete, crazy how the world works ay? Buy a car after graduating.Completed – I am very lucky that I sorted this out pretty quickly as I knew it was a vital part of my post-grad life. Read 12 books.Completed – I will admit I haven’t READ all 12 books as half way through the year I swapped material books for an Audible subscription and completed the remainder of my 12 books on there, so in technicality I read 8 books and listened to 4.
- Once a month partake in a #DigitalDetox Day. Incomplete – I definitely need to work on this as I think I completed it for 3 months and then it trailed off, despite me still taking some occasions to do self-care, journal work and meditation, the idea of a full day away from my phone/social accounts became more difficult (which meant I needed it more!)
- Hit 100kg on my Hip Thrusts. Incomplete – I gradually stopped training my hip thrusts as I fell into a new training regime which I was genuinely enjoying so this goal became less and less important to me. Although, I did hit 100kg on 90* Leg Press
Teach some dance classes/workshops.Completed
One goal I hadn’t written on here (not sure why because I’d have loved to see it on someone else’s goal list) was to get myself out of my student overdraft and have some kind of savings again. If you’ve been a long time reader, you may know that alongside my degree I was also working a number of jobs to get me through the financial side of university and dance school. This did mean however that I practically lived in my student overdraft for majority of the time I was studying, again meaning it was incredibly hard to save money at the same time. HOWEVER, I can now say; 6 months post-grad I am out of all my debt and have (what I’d consider) a decent amount in my savings. Money can be a taboo and uneasy topic to talk about but that’s only if we don’t talk about it.
The next post you will see on my blog will be my 2022 Goals, I hope to see some of your goals posted in the comments and feel free to message me for accountability as it’s easy to set yourself ‘new year resolutions’ and not stick to them, I don’t want that to be the case. We will smash 2022.
Thank you, as always for reading my blogs – I’m aware my posting schedule has become somewhat misplaced over the last year but as you can see, I’ve been busy smashing my goals and I hope you have been too.