I really hadn’t thought at all about resolutions up until I realized it was 11:56 on New Years Eve, and so I took the next four minutes to reflect on the past year, and what I wanted to change or improve about the next year.
So here are some goals that I’m setting for myself, which I’m going to work hard to accomplish!
1. Read more frequently
Lately I haven’t been much of a reader and I’ve missed that. I really do love it, and I would like to do it more often. This year I missed my goal by six books that I could’ve easily squeezed in, but I’m determined to reach my goal of 80 books this year, and I won’t let anything get in my way!
2. Review more consistently
Just in case you’re curious, out of the 79 books I read this year, I reviewed 37. 37. How pathetic is it that I reviewed less than half? I’m doing my best to catch up quickly so I can focus on 2014 books, but it’ll take some time.
3. Be a better challenge host
In the past, I’ve done a fairly good job of keeping on top of things. For the first month or two. This year I’m trying hard to do better. Hopefully the whole quarterly thing will help so that it isn’t so overwhelming.
4. Grow my blog
This is something that I’ve really gotten stuck on in the past. I know that in the end numbers don’t matter, but numbers are nice, and I’ve been blogging for nearly three years without the numbers to show for it. Instead, I have a handful of amazing friends, who I wouldn’t trade for anything.
5. Explore new genres
Lately I’ve been interested in reading some books in less familiar genres, mainly literary fiction and YA contemporary. And beyond those, I want to be more spontaneous and adventurous.
Other goals of mine, which didn’t make it into the graphic!
- Keep up with challenges
- More giveaways
- More commenting
1. Be healthier
I’ve always had a thing for chocolate, and as a result I’m a teensy bit rounder than I want to be. I’m comfortable in my own skin, but I want to work hard to be healthier for all the other benefits. I really enjoy jogging, and I don’t like most junk food, so I think if I just make a little bit more of an effort, I can succeed!
2. Get back into theatre
I love musical theatre so much, but I haven’t actually performed in at least five years. If you haven’t heard, I’m moving, and so I’m hoping that will provide me with the opportunity to find a new community theater to participate in!
3. Get a job
Money has never been a huge deal to me, and I’m naturally pretty thrifty, but things like books and college sort of cost money. And more money than I get from babysitting twice a month.
4. Run a 5k
Going along with being healthier, I want to start seriously running again, and hopefully get to the point where I can do a 5k! I’ve never done one, but I’ve heard that they’re really hard and really fun!
5. Time management!
I am so horrible at managing time and keeping up with everything that life throws at me, so that’s one of my biggest goals of 2014. If I can learn to manage time better, pulling off all of this other crazy stuff will be so much easier!
Those are my goals, but what are yours? Let me know in the comments!