So we’ve officially turned the page on 2020, into a new year, with hopefully a better outcome. And while I realize the new year did not just snap us back into pre-pandemic existence, there’s a part of me that’s hopeful for 2021.
While I rarely ever set resolutions, I sometimes set loose goals or have a bucket list for the new year. I don’t know about you, but I’m personally choosing to set the bar low this year, and simply have a little list of what I’m looking forward to in 2021.
When I look back at my 2020 to do list, it’s easy to dwell on the things we didn’t get to do. However, we did get the opportunity to tackle the number one goal on my list: to be super intentional about spending our free time together.
If there was one thing that came out of the pandemic, it was that Rick and I got to spend tons of time together – going on plenty of bike rides and walks, binging tv shows and movies, spending time at home talking, cooking and slowing down. A truly bright spot to our 2020.
What I’m looking forward to in 2021
Not sweating the small stuff
I think we can all agree that sweating the small stuff is so pre-2020. Certainly living through the last year we experienced made it clear that our health, well-being of ourselves + family and our relationships, they’re what’s most important. It’s not about the amount of likes we receive on an Instagram photo or the designer handbag we’re carrying. I’m looking forward to continuing to not sweat the small stuff in 2021. It’s truly helped my everyday outlook tremendously.
Taking a road trip to somewhere new
While we were pretty much grounded last year, road trips became a new normal. Rick, Sadie and I road tripped to California, Arizona and Florida last year. I’m hopeful that we can add another destination to our travel log. I’m dying for Sadie to run in the snow, but not sure if we can make that happen this year. I’d also love to road trip to a new-to-me southern state like Tennessee or Alabama. We’ll see where 2021 takes us.
Finishing our flip house project… and hopefully another
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you’re most likely familiar with our townhome flip project. My mom, Rick and I closed on a townhome late last year in the Galleria-area of Houston. We’re currently working on remodeling the unit and hopefully listing it on the market later this quarter. I’ve been functioning as the interior designer and it’s been a huge learning experience, but I’m really enjoying seeing my decisions come to life. Stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing a before + after blog post once renovations are complete.
Tackling larger needlepoint projects
Last year brought me a new hobby, needlepoint! A total blessing in disguise, as it’s given me new friends, a welcoming community and a hobby that I can continue for the rest of my life. I completed a bunch of small projects last year, and am looking forward to tackling some new projects like a pillow or two, a belt and perhaps my first family Christmas stocking. Be sure to catch a few of my needlepoint blog posts including my beginner’s guide to needlepoint and 10 needlepoint canvases for beginners.
Growing our little family
This month Rick and I will have been married for four years. Time sure flies when you’re having fun! And while I’m not the type to delve totally into our personal plans, I will say that 2021 is the year we’re going to try and begin to start growing our family. We’re hopeful and trust in God’s plan for us and our family. But in the meantime, we’re continuing to cherish our time together as three peas in a pod – Sadie, Rick and I.