This post contains affiliate links.  This year I decided to arrange my goals differently.  Every week, I set weekly goals and share how I did on those goals.  I think of them as micro goals.  Then, once a month, I’ll update you on my yearly goals.  This is my fourth monthly update post.

My Goals for 2021
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Concrete Goals

Read 26 Books

This goal is 54% accomplished.  As of the end of April, I had read 14 books in 2021:

Betty Greene: Wings to Serve

When Breath Becomes Air

Under the Tulip Tree

Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society

The Institute

The Rosie Project

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

A Higher Call,

Elisabeth Elliott: Joyful Surrender,

Forty Autumns,

Blood & Silver,

When We Meet Again,

Charles Mulli,

The Book of Lost Friends,

Complete Half of The Bible in a Year Program

This goal is 46% accomplished.  As of the end of April, I’d listened to 85 days of Father Mike Schmitz’s podcast, The Bible in a Year.  My original goal was to complete 1/2 of this in 2021.  Then I thought I could complete the entire podcast in a year, and now I’m back to thinking I will complete 1/2 of it.  We’ll see.

Complete & Utilize Two Trainings for My Blog

This goal is 0% accomplished.

Live a Healthier Life

Sure, live a healthier life is vague, but here’s how I break it down:

Track my points on WW’s Green plan every day

This goal is 16% accomplished.  I took two months off from tracking my WW Green Plan points every day, but now I’m back to doing it!

Exercise at least five days a week

I didn’t do much exercise in April, but improvements will be coming in the May update!!

Lose weight


I didn’t lose or gain in April, so I’m still down 30 pounds total since I started losing weight last year.

Watch videos and read books on how to stop emotional eating

I really didn’t do this in April, but again, improvements will be coming next month!

Find and Eliminate Time Wasters

This year I plan to be more efficient.  This means finding and ruthlessly eliminating time wasters.

In January, I found ways to reduce my time in the kitchen!

In February, I started limiting my social media time to 30 minutes a day.

In March and April, I had my kids taking cooking classes so they could cook a few times a week and give my husband and me a break!

Research My Ancestry

This goal is 83% complete.  I’m loving this and will be sad when my subscription ends in June!  I found my first criminal in the family.  Good times, good times.

Declutter the House

This goal is 35% complete.  Working on it, working on it!  I’m spending time decluttering our bedroom, which is a huge project because that’s where all the clutter seems to land.

Complete Home Improvement Projects

This goal is 45% complete!  We’ve completed all of the indoor painting projects, and now we’ll take a break until the weather cools down in November:

Here are our completed projects:

The ugly livingroom:


The kids’ bathroom cabinets:

This year, we’d like to:

  • paint the livingroom,
  • paint the kids’ bathroom cupboards
  • paint the kitchen cupboards,
  • paint PB & J Girl’s ceiling,
  • replace the carpet,
  • replace the sliding glass door handle, and
  • paint the outside of the house

There’s more we’d like to do like replace some light fixtures, fix our rusty wrought iron gate, put in back splash, and replace our bathroom mirror, but we’ll wait on the other items.

Maybe Teach Bookworm to Drive

No progress on this one.

Overall, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far on my yearly goals, especially since some things were at a standstill in March and April, but are now improving.

What are your goals for 2021?  How much have you accomplished so far?


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