The Road to Procrastination: 2020 Highlights + 2021 Goals

Posted January 6, 2021 by Lupe

Road to Procrastination 2020 Highlights and 2021 goals

A new year, a new set of goals that I aspire to accomplish. As a procrastinator, it will be a miracle for me to fulfill one goal on this list. Hence, the sleepy dragon in the header.

At this point, we can all agree that 2020 was a shit show. Frankly, I was hoping it would be a great 2020 considering that I was almost done with school. Then March happened and it all went downhill from there. Besides, we can’t let negativity win here. My goal everyday is to always have a positive outlook on life and to be thankful that I get to live another day.

2020 Highlights

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Although 2020 wasn’t the year we thought it would be, there a few (more like two) personal highlights that I would like to acknowledge. Also, I wish I could get rid of this virus as easily as Elsa created this bridge. Wouldn’t that be nice?

  • Officially graduated in May 2020 – Majored in Supply Chain Management and minored in Cybersecurity. I still remember the last time I walked out of that classroom before they officially transitioned to online classes. It was when I realized that I was not going to walk. They planned for us to walk in December 2020 with the Fall graduates, but that didn’t work out. I was a first generation college graduate and I wanted to walk for my parents. It still bums me out because I am unsure if I will go back to get my masters.
  • Got a full-time job – I took a chance and applied for a job that I’ve been eyeing for more than a year. Although I was rejected, I was given another chance and got the job. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to get a job within my field of study and in the middle of a pandemic!

2021 Goals

Still can’t get over the fact that 2020 is over. Instead of saying ‘Happy New Year’ to Sophia, I said “Happy December 32nd!” It wouldn’t surprise me if 2020 magically decided to add another day.

As the title says, every year I create a list of goals in my head that I hope to accomplish. For a procrastinator, like myself, it would take me years to fully complete my goals. This time around, I will list my goals to the world to hold myself accountable.

  • Change my profile picture – I know. It’s a simple task, but trust me, this will take me a while to fulfill. Quarantine made me lazy and I am not ashamed to admit it.
  • Get back into Bullet Journaling – Recently, I was looking back at my old bullet journals and really appreciated the fact that I wrote down the dates of when Quarantine officially happened. Bullet journaling will not only help keep my life organized and less chaotic, it will allow me to express my creativity and help ease my anxiety.
  • Do some yoga I’ve heard plenty of benefits from doing Yoga. My doctor actually recommended this to help my anxiety. Guess it’s time to put my mental health first.
  • Re-read VA and Bloodlines – This is an extremely important goal for me. I’ve honestly been meaning to re-read Vampire Academy and Bloodlines. After seeing that there’s an ACTUAL read-a-long happening over on Twitter (@va2021readalong), I decided that this is the year to fall in love again with Dimitri and Adrian.
  • Read at least one book per month – The read-a-long will certainly help me achieve this goal of mine. With work and stuff, I believe reading at least one book per month is reasonable.
  • Re-read The Iron Fey series – I guess this is the year of nostalgia. Like Sophia, I am really excited for the upcoming release of The Iron Raven. What’s a better way to celebrate than re-reading the books and enjoying the journey once again?
  • Re-vamp my Instagram – I was active on Instagram for a bit last year until life happened. Then… I disappeared. I plan to start posting soon, but I won’t rush. It will take a bit of time to think of a way to re-vamp my social media in general.
  • Read before bed – To achieve my reading goals, the best way is to read before going to bed. I could potentially lose some sleep over this. Especially if I start a book or get close to finishing a novel. Sleep is for the weak anyways.

Overall, my biggest goals this year is to fall back in love with reading and take care of my mental health. Whether that includes re-reading old favorites or doing yoga, I must take these steps to feel happier and at peace. I’m also trying not to pressure myself by having too many goals. In my head, the more goals I have, the more likely I will procrastinate. I’m being realistic with my goals and tried to make them feel less daunting.

The last 6 months, I lost myself at my new job and stressed over work after working hours. I’m good at leaving my problems at the door when I come into work, but I’m not good at leaving work at the door when I leave for the day. The plan is to arrive home safely and spend time with my family or with a good book.

I thought 2020 was going to be the year I finally get my life together after graduating and getting a full-time job. Newsflash, I still don’t have my life together. Looking over this list made me realize that I have quite a few goals to fulfill. Let’s hope I won’t wait until the last minute to accomplish these goals before the year ends!

Let’s talk, Bookyrms! What are your highlights of 2020? What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Co-blogger at Bookwyrming Thoughts

Lupe is a 23-year-old Mexican-American who enjoys reading and watching movies when she gets the chance to relax. Her all-time favorite series consists of Bloodlines and Vampire Academy (among others), and her favorite author is Richelle Mead.

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13 responses to “The Road to Procrastination: 2020 Highlights + 2021 Goals

  1. A degree and a job you really wanted are such huge accomplishments. Congratulations! Is it wrong that I still want a Bloodlines spinoff based on Declan? I think it would be amazing given who he is. Good luck with all these goals.

    • Lupe

      Thank you, Sam! You are not alone. I totally want a Bloodlines spinoff based on Declan! I’m still hopeful that some day Richelle Mead will announce another spinoff!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING AND A NEW JOB IN YOUR FIELD!!!!! I’m so proud of you! You deserve this and so much more Lupe!

    Also excuse me there is a READALONG for the VA series?! Why did I not know about this? I must do this!

    I still need to read the Iron Fey series (*hides*) hopefully this year will be the year I read Kagawa for the first time? 🤞🏽

    Absolutely love these goals! Very proud of you and I hope 2021 is kinder and brings you so much more happiness and greatness!

    • Lupe

      Thank you so much, Sam! 😄

      I FREAKED out when I saw that there was a read-along for the VA series! I’m glad to share the news!

      The Iron Fey series is great and you should totally give it a go! Highly recommend the series (So does Sophia).

    • Sophia

      *pokes in* SAM I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU HAVEN’T READ A SINGLE JULIE KAGAWA BOOK. Anyways, expect me to bug you and everyone else.

  3. Congratulations on graduating and starting your first job, Lupe! I am sorry that 2020 happened all over these fun life events, that is such a bummer. But I LOVE your outlook and trying to wake up thankful. That truly makes a big difference.

    Wishing you all the best in 2021!

    • Lupe

      Thank you, Kal! Staying positive was how I got through 2020 😄. Must continue this positive mentality this year. Who knows what other disruption will come our way.

  4. Congratulations on graduating! I’m sorry that you didn’t get to walk and I hope you’re able to have some kind of public celebration/ceremony in the future. 🙁 Your goals are awesome and I wish you luck!

    • Lupe

      Thank you, Leah! I’m still hopeful that someday, I can celebrate with my friends and family in the near future! 😁

  5. Jayati

    Congrats on graduating and getting a job!!!
    All the best for your goals! I am hoping to finally get to the Iron Fey series this year after Sophia constantly screaming about how amazing Julie Kagawa is!

    • Lupe

      Thank you so much!!! Oh yes, Sophia is a huge advocate for Julie Kagawa 😂. I highly recommend the Iron Fey series! You should totally give it a try!