Oh look, it’s the end of another year. A year that really feels like it’s only been three months long. I used to set a word of intention for the year with goals plus a year-end reflection on them. Obviously, 2020 didn’t count as a year. So, here we are for a 2021 recap.
This year, I tried pretty hard to not overwhelm myself with work so I did not actively seek any new clients. But things still happened:
- Signed on two new coaching clients
- Wrote and presented a set of private education modules for a client
- Wrote at least 50 articles, which is really just mind-blowing to me. A handful will be published in 2022.
- Took a birthday glamping trip and two weekend getaways.
- Reached a 1000-day streak in Duolingo Spanish
- Sprained my ankle, which took around four months to heal.
- Nominated for a Sprudgie in the Best Coffee Writing category
- Went on Ever’s In Good Taste podcast to talk about corporate apologies. I also did a few other podcast interviews that may or may not come out.
- I tried out a new-to-me lactose intolerance pill called Dairy Care (a daily dietary supplement that creates & maintains active lactobacillus acidophilus cultures). For the last six months, I’ve had maybe one lactose intolerance reaction (and I love dairy!).
- Got really into wallpaper and contact paper and revamped my kitchen & bathroom.
- Helped launch an industry mentorship program with GoFundBean. We completed the beta and are reworking it for 2022.
- Learned about the existence of low pressure-induced headaches and I am still figuring out how to manage them.
Of the writing I did, these were a few of my favorites:
- The Big World Of Tiny Cafe Miniatures
- Free template: Tracking your press mentions
- F—k email etiquette: This issue had the most responses of anything I wrote in the newsletter this year.
- Mental health tip: Keep a kudos document
- The Nostalgia And Beauty Of Vintage Camper Van Cafes
- I don’t want to know about your Asian wife
And that’s the end of the lists. The year wasn’t terrible but then again, I think I did the best I could with what I had.