Posted in Year Review

Looking Back at 2021

2021 was pretty much a lot like 2020. The pandemic is still going on and many things are still closed. However, last year I was finally able to do some in person races, starting in San Diego, where I was able to do a 10k and spend the weekend there. Here are the things I did in 2021.

Quit my job

This was probably the biggest thing I did in 2021. I’ve quit other jobs before, but this was my first time quitting my job without having another job lined up. I quit to focus on Athena Rose. I am hoping this year i can bring in more sales. I plan to spend more time making video content for social media.

Turned 30 Years Old

I turned 30 years old last year and I had wanted to throw myself a big birthday party, but couldn’t thanks to the global pandemic. Instead, I just stayed at home with my family as usual.

Selena’s first time at Disneyland

I originally planned to wait to take my daughter to Disneyland because I figured she was too young to have any fun. I was so wrong. I am very glad we got to go before she turned 3 years old. We had so much fun, even with the long lines. She loved all the rides in Fantasyland and the Dole Whip. I might even make this an annual thing.

Started Selena’s Sweets

I have always loved baking and selling my baked goods is something that I’ve wanted to do for the longest time. Last year I officially started Selena’s Sweets and even had two pop ups. I’m hoping to do more events this year, including birthday parties.

Opened my Shopify shop

After seeing so many people have success with their Shopify shop, I decided to make the leap and open my own website as well. I’ve had my shop open for 1 year now and it’s been great having so much control over my website. I am very happy to have left Etsy, which just didn’t work very well for me.

Big Bear with family

My family and I go to Big Bear almost every year for the weekend during summer. It’s always so much fun. I love being in the outdoors with Selena, going on walks, and going to the lake. I really hope we get to go again this year.

Universal studios with family and Selena

I went multiple times to Universal Studios Hollywood last year. I got the annual pass and it has been so worth it so far. I first went for their Taste of Universal event and got to try some really tasty food. I have gone with Selena many times, by myself a few times, and once with my family. The best thing about having the pass is not having to worry about not being able to go on certain rides because we can always go back the next time. I plan on getting Selena an annual pass as well because she loves it. We usually go for like 3 or 4 hours.

Knott’s Berry Farm with Selena and family

Knott’s Berry Farm is another place we go to very often. I have been a season pass holder since 2014 or 2015. My favorite time of the year to visit is Knott’s Merry Farm, when everything is decorated for Christmas and they have delicious seasonal treats. I bought a season pass for 2 of my sisters so we got to go a few times. I think in October or November, I actually went to Knott’s Berry Farm 4 or 5 times! I didn’t even get bored, believe it or not. Of course I’ll be getting Selena a pass for this as well.

Ran 1 Marathon, 3 Half Marathons, 2 10k, and 4 5k races

After not running in person races for a year and a half , I was finally able to run races again last year. I ran a total of 10 in person races. I didn’t do such a good job in my longer races, the half marathons and marathon because of my lack of training. I was just not motivated to do much last year. I am hoping to train more this year and stay motivated.

I don’t want to jinx anything for 2022, it would be nice to travel but with the way everything is going, I won’t be planning things as much as i tried the past two years.


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