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2020 is almost (finally) behind us, and the world will breathe a sigh of relief. As we step forward into a brighter future, J and K have a few things in mind that they hope to accomplish in the year to come.

J Like many, I have had my workout routine disrupted by the pandemic. Once I get settled into my new home (moving from CA to TX), I want to find a new gym and get back to lifting. While I’ve enjoyed getting outside and going hiking, kayaking, and a number of other things, I’m ready to push some metal again.

On the writing front, I’ve been working on a solo project while K and I forge ahead with our collaboration. Finding the energy for both can be daunting, but I enjoy having a mixture of projects to tackle. My goal is to have it completed by the end of 2021. For those of you wondering, the solo project is a military sci-fi novel.

And finally, I have to pick out a new car. As K can attest to, I have a weakness for sporty, less-than-economical cars. The pandemic has made me re-evaluate the importance of that particular affinity, seeing as I barely drive these days. So, I am resolving to make a practical choice this go around. My short list currently includes the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, and Mazda3. Any recommendations?

K Traditionally I’ve shied away from New Year’s resolutions, and I don’t think I’ve set one in over 10 years. I always think if you want to change do it as soon as you think of it. My resolutions are more of a revolving set of life goals – which if you know me I often get very interested in a particular topic, to the point of obsession, which can then switch to something else just as quickly. But, it keeps things interesting and always involves some element of creativity.

Like J, I’ve been working on a solo writing project. It is a YA Fantasy novel in the sub genre of Steam Punk. I hope to have that finished by the end of 2021, as well as a poetry + photography book.

Other than that, I really just want to keep myself and my family happy and healthy. Which includes going on long walks, playing on playgrounds with my toddler, and continuing to get better at running. I still haven’t reached running a 5K nonstop so maybe that’ll be a goal, too.

And then I guess just find time to dabble in some hobbies. I just got a Cricut machine so I want to make lots of customized and person-specific gifts through the year. And I haven’t played my trumpet or ocarina much lately so I should definitely do that. Thanks blog post for helping me set some goals!

If you are struggling to find a goal for yourself, try out the below image. (There’s nothing too hard on it we promise.)

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