Personal: May and June Update of My 2021 goals

Better late than never, right? Phew – how did June get here so fast? And leave so fast, too? Since I missed my May update, I’ll combine the two months into one update post.

How did you do this month with your 2021 goals?

Here’s where I’m at with my goals.

  1. Eat more vegetables. I know I didn’t get enough veggies in me in May, and I was feeling terrible. I ate too much fast food and take out, and I didn’t make enough time for grocery shopping and cooking. I changed things in June, and I got back on track with lunchtime salads and veggies at dinner.
  2. Travel. Still on hold.
  3. Save money. Not quite. I had a major life change in May/June (I moved!), which meant that my expense tracking went out the window! Now that we’re in our new house, I’m back to tracking our expenses.
  4. Pass on magazines/books/clothes/puzzles. Sort of. I did a major clean-out (on account of the move), so I had plenty of boxes for donation. It felt good to pass things on that are high quality but no longer needed.
  5. Crochet a blanket. I made some progress at the beginning of May, then put it on hold. For now, I have a great child-sized blanket.
  6. Reduce social media consumption. This one is still a challenge for me. I scroll Instagram for no reason.
  7. Renovate my bathroom. This one is now off my list because, you guessed it, I sold my house.
  8. Play games. Games have moved to the park these last couple of months – frisbee and soccer, mostly. I’m eager to break out the croquet set though!
  9. Edit my magazine subscriptions. Getting there! I didn’t renew one magazine recently.
  10. Read more. Yes! I listened to My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite on audiobook, and I really enjoyed it. I read Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults, and I thought it was fine. It wasn’t nearly as good as her Neapolitan novels. I also started to listen to Barack Obama’s A Promised Land. He narrates the audiobook, which makes it even that much better! I made it through a few parts before my borrowing time was up at the library. I’ll request it again to continue to listen to it.
  11. Blog. It was really tough to keep writing in May/June.
  12. Bike ride regularly. Not quite. I took a pause from biking, for much of May and June, but now that my bike is at my new house, I’m using it regularly.
  13. Cross stitch. No progress here. I may have to move this to my 2022 goal list.
  14. Have fun! There have been some very stressful days these last couple of months, and it was tough to find time for fun. Move-in weekend, however, ended up being quite fun because friends came to help!

Previous updates: January, February, March, April

1 Comment

  1. Julie June 30, 2021

    Jordana, I got off IG in Jan and haven’t got back on. You are one of the people I miss! But that first step was awful, I must have clicked the app 30 times a day that first weekend. But I haven’t felt like getting back on yet and it’s so amazing to take a picture and not worry about having to post it. Maybe someday I will return?! Hope you are well x love the update


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