Thoughts and Ideas About 2021

Hello beautiful humans,

I’m ridiculously proud of myself for posting two weeks in a row, even if it took convincing the child that a nap was, in fact, needed to get the chance to sit down and write. Why do I feel like the bar is extremely low for me right now? Rhetorical question, please don’t answer that.

Anyhow, last week I rambled on about how life had been over the past few months or so, and mentioned that I wanted to talk a little about the things I wanted to do this year. So let’s talk about it!

Plans/Intentions for 2021

After the circus that was 2020, I was hesitant about setting any kind of goals for this year because if there’s anything that last year proved, it was that plans will almost always fall through. I’m taking that lesson to heart this year and trying to keep any kind of goal stuff as much under my control as possible. Obviously, things change, but still, I’m trying here, okay?

I want to read. So I decided that I intend to read 24 books in 2021. Two a month. Doable, right? Should be, I hope.

At the time that I was writing this stuff down, we still had my handsome kitty, Giovanni, but he wasn’t doing so well. So I told myself that I wanted to give him the gentlest and most loving ending that I could. That intention came to fruition much sooner than I would have hoped, but I have no guilt about how any of it happened. He was and still is very loved.


My biggest plan for 2021 is, plain and simple, to just write. I have a book project I want to finally finish, I have 6 school terms to crush, and a part-time writing/editing job that I love. If I do nothing else this year, I want to blow my writing goals out of the water because they are all building up to what we have planned for 2022.

I say the biggest plan, but maybe the writing stuff is the second biggest. I don’t know, but the other big goal for this year is to finally land our own place. Fingers crossed that we can get approved for the land/building plan that we have because we are so ready for this to happen at last.

Beyond that, it’s just the little day-to-day things… I want to ride my horse more, I want to keep the Tiny Princess happy and healthy, I want to feel better health-wise, I want to be more conscientious with my spending, etc. Overall though, I simply want to end 2021 feeling more confident and more in love with myself than I ever have before. 2020 was a pretty major shove in the right direction, so I have high hopes. Weekly therapy helps too though.

Other Things

I had a couple of other things I was going to write about today but they have slipped my mind. I’m kind of mentally done at this point, so this is what you get! We’re in the middle of a nap transition stage with the Tiny Princess right now and I didn’t realize how much it would throw me off too, but hopefully, we’re back into a routine soon and my writing will become more coherent. Yay!

For now though, much love and support from me.

Spread kindness,

Katharine Marie

Posted by Katharine Espinosa

Katharine is a freelance writer, editor, and aspiring author. She loves coffee, chocolate, cats, and riding her horses on the weekends. She lives in rural Texas with her husband and daughter.

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