2021: Intention(s)

I’ve had a hard time figuring out my goals for this year, let alone how to talk about them.

I’ve been tempted to just write last year off entirely, to look at the admittedly ambitious targets I set a year ago, the things I still want to accomplish, and start fresh. Pretend that—as far as my personal and professional goals go—2020 just never happened. Go back to zero and start again.

But that’s not going to work, is it?

2020 in Hindsight

Rather than focus on everything that didn’t happen this year, I’m going to focus on what did: the things that brought me joy in 2020. The things I want to carry into 2021 and beyond. That one (1) goal I definitely achieved.

2020 in Preview

The year—the decade—isn’t even two weeks old and it’s already testing my optimism. I keep sitting down to write this post, and I just stare at the blinking cursor, trying to figure out what to say about my goals for the new year, trying to figure out how to say that I’m still hopeful. That despite everything, my goals for this year are more ambitious than they have been for the last few.