Setting Your Career Goals in 2021

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Have you set your career goals for this year yet?

This January isn’t exactly the typical fresh start that we all desperately needed following 2020. It’s the ultimate “new you” month, filled with fresh plans and excitement. However, it’s a little different this time around.

Luckily for me, I have housemates to live with making my lockdown a little more bearable. But this is a testing time for everyone and is pushing us all to our limits in one way or another.

Finding ways to stay motivated in a time like this is a challenge. There are little ways to make even the worst situations manageable.

As hard as it’s been to do the typical beginning of year goal setting, it’s the best thing for me.

Career Goal No 1

My most prominent upcoming goal would have to be finishing my (virtual) degree in April. And finally becoming a qualified Journalist.

It’s been my whole life for the last 3 years and has definitely come with some character tests. Although it’s been such an influential experience for me, I’m not sorry it’s coming to an end.

Being online for half of my university time really did put a downer on things and I think I am more than ready to take my first official step into the adult world.

Career Goal No 2

My second goal is to be able to put more solid time into my work with the Academy. I’ve not been able to fully concentrate on a single aspect of my life for about 5 years so it’s a very exciting time for me.

I’d love to be able to have some hands on experience in the Wedding Industry (Covid permitting). I get more excited by it every single day. But I would love to be able to see how the magic happens, in person. I want to put myself to the ultimate career test this year and hope that I can come through.

Career Goal No 3

Another scary yet momentous event coming up for me is finally living on my own! It seems that at 22 years old, I still don’t feel grown up enough to be hunting for a place of my own.

I lived with my mum until I was 19, and for the last 4 years I’ve been in a mix of house shares and university houses. I know lots of people that try and hang on to Uni living for as long as possible, but I’m actually really excited to move on and maybe grow up a little bit! (Not too much though.)

2020 was an absolute whirlwind for everyone. It feels like it’s been one lockdown after another. But hopefully 2021 will bring us some positivity and that there’s some sort of light at the end of the tunnel for all of us!

Set your goals, and plan ahead, because things will be easier soon. If you want some help on setting goals then this blog post will absolutely help – All Those Goals You Have Let’s Make Them Happen >>>

You might also enjoy the video below that we did a couple of years ago on setting goals to become a wedding planner.


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David Tutera

Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle.

He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business.

Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. David Tutera has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.

Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.

Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.