Goals for 2021

With what seems like remarkable foresight, but was probably just forgetfulness, I did not set any goals for 2020. For several reasons, including the obvious two, it was mostly a rubbish year, although there were some upsides, such as improving my French from “haven’t written/spoken for 20 years” to A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

2021 looks to be another year of uncertainty, but some things I hope to achieve are:

  • Read 50 books. I’ve managed 70 (2018), 117 (2019) and 79 (2020) in the past so I’m confident I’ll achieve this goal.
  • Launch at least one of my side projects, using the Laravel framework. As always, I need to pick one to focus on.
  • Clear-out of flat. I’ve accumulated lots of stuff over the years, much of which I never use (e.g. books I haven’t read, and am unlikely to do so). As soon as charity shops are accepting donations again I’ll be giving away a pile of stuff.
  • Improve cookery skills. Living by myself and having an M&S and takeaways nearby have meant I’ve been a bit lazy in this department, but I would like to start cooking some meals for myself on a regular basis.

There are lots of other things I want to achieve as well, but the above goals are ones that are both high on my list and, I hope, achievable.