20 for 20: How did I do?

My friends and I have been doing annual goals since at least 2018. The idea is in 2018, you pick 18 goals. In 2019, you pick 19. And so on. Last year, I got a great start to the year. But then March came, the pandemic hit and things got a little … weird. Suffice it to say, some of that momentum went down the drain, but I was still able to get quite a few goals done by the end of 2020. I’ll be posting my 21 for 21 soon, along with how it’s going so far.

Here’s how I did in 2020:

  1. Get passport renewed. Done! Nowhere to go, but at least I’m ready when it’s time to travel again.
  2. Join WW. Done! Had some quick success, but really need to get back on the program to see new results. I’m still down about 8 lbs, but was down 15 at one point, so I need to get back on track.
  3. Get TV hooked up with cable. I actually ended up getting a new TV. I already have free cable through my condo, so I just needed a TV to hook up. It’s kind of nice to be able to relax in the evening with the TV on while I’m using my computer for things besides Netflix.
  4. Take a photography class. This one didn’t pan out. I had signed up for a class early in the year, but it got cancelled due to COVID and I just never looked into an online version.
  5. Use up vitamins and find a better solution. I finished all the vitamins that had been stockpiled and am now only taking a multivitamin from Costcos and two vitamins my doctor recommended for my cholesterol: Vitamin D3 and fish oil. Totally easier and taking up less space.
  6. Increase flexibility (be able to touch my hands flat on the floor and work on splits). I’d say I probably increased my flexibility a bit, but I didn’t do a great job of tracking this.
  7. Enter cake show. Cancelled (COVID).
  8. Get clothes tailored and shoes resoled. I probably could have still done this, but I didn’t feel comfortable going into places this year and I’m also not wearing work clothes very often right now, since I’m working from home. Again, I can blame this one on COVID.
  9. Set up projector. Hmmm… I have it out ready to go, but I can’t really say it’s “set up.” I’m more picturing having a nice space to watch movies, possibly including a screen.
  10. Find stylish, comfortable shoes. I think I’ve kind of done this, although it’s much easier when you work from home, since I’m usually just wearing warm socks or slippers around the house.
  11. Brush, floss, swish (all three—already brush this much) three times a day. I still have a hard time flossing and swishing every day. I’d say I do it a few times a week and brush my teeth 2-3 times per day.
  12. Volunteer with SXSW. I’m counting this done even though it was also canceled because of COVID because I did sign up and went to initial meetings, so I was all set to do this, it just didn’t pan out.
  13. Take care of nails weekly. I’ve definitely done better at this, although my nails are not in the best shape right at this moment. I’d say I did this about 70 percent of the time.
  14. Clean out/organize my big closet. My closet is looking way better. I still have stuff I need to sell on Posh and it’s pretty full, but I can definitely get my step stool in there when I need to get to my higher shelves.
  15. Contribute max to Roth IRA. Done!
  16. Read 12 nonfiction books.
  17. Get new glasses. I got new contacts instead, so maybe this year!
  18. Find a new revenue source. I have a new job. Does that count?
  19. Read all books I currently own/have. Nope.
  20. Make a T-shirt quilt. Nope.

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