Monday, 4 January 2021

My goals for 2021

 Well, after a very long 2020, this topic from Long and Short Reviews was quite appropriate, although I'm not going to assume 2021 is going to be much better yet. Here in the UK we're entering yet another lockdown and I'm fairly far down the list for a vaccine. So what would I set as a goal that isn't likely to be scuppered by covid?

My usual New Year resolutions still stand. I always decide to read one new book, watch one new film and try one new food per month. In the case of films I always overshoot that by miles - I got through over a hundred last year - but I stick to that resolution nevertheless.

I also intend to finish seeing all of Shakespeare's plays. Maybe not strictly in the theatre, but there are DVDs of recorded performances, so I intend to get hold of those and finally see the ones I didn't get through last year.

A new resolution is to take better care of my skin. I suffer a lot from dry skin, so I've been on a tour through Boots and picked up various creams and serums which I'll test out this year and see what works. Hopefully it will make up for not being able to treat myself to a facial occasionally.

And writing goals? I've found it much harder to write in lockdown, so I simply intend to finish the two stories I've been dragging out for the last few months. I won't go into detail yet in case I still don't manage to finish them, but I've been reworking my plans for them so hopefully I'll get them done.

So what are your goals for 2021?

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  1. Re: Dry skin -- SAME. I've found using more natural items has helped (I've been using Oils of Life serum and cream from Body Shop and the argan facial bar from Lush). Good luck!

    Re: writing during a pandemic... I feel your pain. My brain just hasn't been in the game AT ALL. I'm hoping the new Friday Five prompt at Long and Short Reviews will get my juices flowing again.

    Best of luck reaching your goals this year. I'm here: http://www.mariannearkins.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-my-goals-for-2021/

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    1. I'll have a look at that, it might help stir my brain. I've got some stuff from the Body Shop which I'm now trying.

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  2. I've had some on the back burner, too. It's hard when you just don't feel the way the book needs you to feel to finish it.
    You'll get there and hang in there. Soon (someday it has to right?) this will be over.

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    1. I can't wait until it is - feels like every day is a rollercoaster.

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  3. I have dry skin, too! I hope your creams and serums help. If you find anything amazing, do share! :)

    My <a href="https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-my-goals-for-2021/”>post</a>.

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    1. The Lush moisturisers are doing a decent job, so I'll see how they work long term.

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  4. Great post, Tanith! I've been using a combination of Boots No. 7 and Oil of Olay Regenerist for my dry skin. I thought I was the only one who had difficulty writing last year. It seems there were many of us...

    Here's wishing us all a much better 2021!

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    1. I've got some Oil of Olay as well. Yes, I think there's something about lockdown that stops the flow.

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  5. I love the idea of one new book/movie/food a month! I try to always find a new recipe every week myself.

    Ugh on the dry skin. I live in an extremely dry climate (our average is about 7-15% humidity) so I feel like I bathe in lotion daily.

    Good luck with the writing!

    My post

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    1. I tried new recipes last year but gave up. I'm just not a cook.

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  6. This was a hard year for writing. Maybe this year will make up for it. Have a good New Year. Thanks for coming by.

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  7. That's a fun collection of goals, even the ones that sound difficult. (2020 was *not* kind to creative endeavors, and I don't expect 2021 to start much easier -- though I can always hope to be wrong about that.) Good luck with all of them!

    My list is here.

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    1. I'm hoping it will get easier - I'm not a person who can force myself to write.

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  8. I have found my skin getting dryer the older I get as well. I've been using Estee Lauder and love it!

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  9. I hear you about the dry skin, especially in winter. Good luck with your goals!

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