21 Things That Would Make 2021 Better

  1. Letting go of the worry.
  2. With that said, letting go of caring about what others think and their opinions of me. It’s not bad narcissistic to not listen to everyone. I have a few people I can confide in and I will stick with them if I need help.
  3. Also with that said, letting go of shame that I feel for my past. People can change and even if I wrote about controversial things, I never acted on them. Action matters more than the word. We’re also capable of growth and a teenager has a different thought process than a 31 year old.
  4. I’m getting promoted! I start on 11 January 2021 and with that, I won’t have to go into the office until we are called back. Let’s hope that things won’t get called back until 2022.
  5. Continue paying off debt and being almost debt free.
  6. Investing! I plan to put a little into Acorns each month (my goal is $50 each month).
  7. My spiritual journey! I’m going to start the process forward in 2021! I’m really excited about it!
  8. Joining OCJAC, the Jewish Arts Council that I posted yesterday. I decided I’m going to join.
  9. Making new friends over Zoom.
  10. President Biden!
  11. A new cabinet filled with people from all walks of life.
  12. Peace and unity.
  13. Scrapbooking and card making – monetizing card making (or hope to).
  14. Roller skating!
  15. Travelling, even if it’s local travel.
  16. Getting together with friends, even if it has to be eating outdoors.
  17. Working on a manuscript for the Happiness Box Project.
  18. Getting poetry published.
  19. Leaving City-Data.
  20. Instagram take over of my favourite places, my favourite places loving my photography.
  21. We have survived 2020, and now we know how to have a good time indoors in 2021!

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “21 Things That Would Make 2021 Better”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I enjoyed reading your list of New Year resolutions. I hope you derive satisfaction from checking them off one by one as 2021 unfolds. The combination of a promotion at work and your ongoing habit of paying off debt will pay big dividends. Paying off debt and putting money in a savings account is one of the hardest principles for younger people to adopt, but it is essential. If you continue to have the discipline required to save regularly, you will thank yourself. In the coming year I urge you to continue to “sort by self,” let go of the baggage of the past, find ways to help others and have fun. Whenever you start losing faith and momentum, think how much 78 year old President Biden has on his plate. The challenges are enormous for a man his age, and he will surely be attacked and criticized no matter what he does, yet he continues to have a “can do” attitude and to call for unity. He is an inspiration to us all.

    Best wishes for peace and progress as your journey winds its way through 2021.

    HNY, dear friend JM!


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