Happy New Year!

We made it to 2021! I am sure many thought that was never going to happen. Good thing the clock didn’t just keep on ticking into 2020 and it did as it does every December 31st. Now the hard work of 2021 begins. It’s going to take a lot for everyone to do their part so that we as a planet can get back to what can possibly be considered a normal timeline.

So what is in store for me here at St. Louis Dad? Well, I heard a rumor that if you want something to happen writing down your goals helps create a vision in your mind of how you want to be in the future. You can visually see the goal and understand the difference it will make in your life. With something clearly in focus it creates change in how we act as we have clarity and direction.

Therefore here are my goals for 2021.

Write and sharing more. I need to get these thoughts out of my head, and I figure the best way to do that is by writing.

Exercise! 2020 messed up my routine of going to the gym, and while I have not had a soda in 188 days, my body really hasn’t dropped the weight from when I was pounding down 60 ounces of Mountain Dew a day.

Hiking and camping. Our little family had a blast on all of our hikes and camping trips over the last few years. Making more memories like these are exactly the kinds of goals I want for 2021.

I am sure there are more goals that will pop up through-out the year but for now, I think it’s best to stick with just a couple goals to start with. I don’t want to over commit myself and then not do anything. That would be just silly.

So here’s to 2021. I wish for everyone to have a safe and healthy year. Be smart and be kind.


My name is Richie and I am a 36 year old father of two. My daughter is ten years old and my son is six. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network security administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.