Closing out 2021

Good morning, here I am just like everyone else, closing out 2021 and making all kinds of plans for 2022. Will I keep and do any of the plans I make for the coming year? Have I done so in the past? If I be honest with myself, I have done much better over the years at doing what I say I am going to do. That itself makes me smile, I used to be concerned if others saw in me what I was seeing, then one day none of what they saw mattered. That too makes me smile.

The beginning of 2021 I held a small Zoom session with a few people on why I prefer Vision Journaling vs Vision Boards. I gave each person the opportunity to give a word or a phrase that would describe how they would move through 2021. As I looked back over those words and phrases, I see that a few people did what they set out to do, here I am smiling again.

The word I used for myself was INTENTIONAL. This word was going to help me do things on purpose, with no hesitation. Did I always hit the mark, NOPE but at least I was more aware of what I was supposed to do and decide if the reason I didn’t do it was valid or me being lazy. Being lazy was the winner the majority of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I knocked out so many more of the things I didn’t the year before because I was dead in my tracks with fear. Not in 2021 and most definitely not going to be the case in 2022.

Starting this blog was a desire of mine for so long and finally in the late hours of April I finally hit publish and went to bed. Well, not before making my cousin check it out first and give me her honest opinion. Being intentional in my thoughts and actions in 2021 helped me to move past a lot of insecurities I was facing not to mention I had a lot of people encouraging me and speaking positivity into me.

I think I am going to use INTENTIONAL again as my word for 2022 and see how far it will take me, because if it pushes me anything like it did in 2021, y’all better hold on because I am about to do some big things.

Be Safe and Happy New Year!!

Chi’s Pen

5 responses to “Closing out 2021”

  1. I am confident that what you set out to do you will get it done even when you may face obstacles, you will find your way around them, when you have lazy days you will get a burst of energy and get going again. You are creative, driven,loving,encouraging, supportive,positive,funny and beautiful inside and out❀

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    1. Hey Norma! I agree 100%! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ€šβ€οΈ

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  2. Chi, congratulations on setting/meeting many of your goals this year!

    Just do it were my words for 2021. The pandemic slowed a lot of doing for most of us. It has also taught us ALOT about what we don’t want and some of what we desire. No matter what continues to happens with the pandemic, many accomplishments will be met in one form or another.

    We talk about not being able to travel due to the pandemic. I have found myself getting creative with the word β€œtravel.” Does it mean that I need to have money or book a flight to relocate myself? Maybe and maybe not.

    I live in Florida with many options, however, where we live is relative. Go with me on this for a minute.πŸ€ͺ I have traveled my neighborhood, yard, garden, kitchen, new restaurants, listened to new music artist, put together puzzles from the Dollar Tree, tried new recipes, visited local parks, and found projects inside my home, too. I have even started conversations with total strangers! Doing all of these things has created new mini-goals for me that were not previously set and allowed me to focus not so much on the goals that have been postponed due to the pandemic. πŸ˜„πŸ‘

    How can you be creative with traveling? πŸ™ŒπŸ½

    Thanks for getting me going this morning, Chi!

    Have a great day, y’all. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸŽπŸ«‚πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ


    1. This is everything! I noticed as I tried to reach my reading goal I set for the beginning of the year, reading these different books has taken me on a traveling adventure. If you really focus on what you are reading and allow yourself to not only see and hear the words but be transformed into those exact places and times you are actually doing some traveling. Never thought about just the things in my immediate space as traveling yet that is a good idea. I have come to the stage in my life where I don’t mind doing something by myself and the things you named are perfect. Trying to get somewhere yesterday I stumbled on a park I had never seen before, but soon as this snow makes an exit, I think I’ve found a new reading and writing spot.

      Make today a great day!

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  3. Here you have another intentional post. I look forward to the big things of 2022. You can do this! πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ½β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

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