Aha, hello. I started this blog back in August of this year and promptly never did anything with it. That is why I want to begin by discussing my year in gross procrastination and my goals for 2016.
2015 has been a year of procrastination for me, as I said. I have had very little motivation to do much of anything this past year, and something that has really taken a hit has been my reading. In 2014, I read 95 books, which was an all-time high for me. This year, I have so far managed 66, with an alarming amount of books that I started and then abandoned.
66 is not a bad number, but personally I have felt that I have been unmotivated to do much other than sleep, troll Twitter, and read fanfiction on my phone. Basically, I have subsisted on comfort food all year, with little to show for it.
I have decided, on this day 26 December 2015, to make 2016 my year or renewal. I am going to set myself certain goals for this year, some book related and some not. Here is what I have come up with:
A. Maintain this blog on some kind of regular basis, be it weekly or biweekly. I want to have something for myself that I have consciously kept up.
B. Though my reading goal on goodreads will stay at 50, I will try to at least double that number this year.
C. On that note, I want to mainly stick to the books I already own, with library books intermixed.
D. If I buy a book, it must be something that I am planning to read immediately and that is not something readily available at my local library. I will also come up with a monetary restriction here, like a monthly budget not to be exceeded.
E. Interact more with readers online. I have a bad problem with lurking that I have never managed to kick, and I want to make some progress on that this year.
F. Get out more. I have been such a homebody on my days off that I have gotten stuck in this wallowing, self-pitying mindset that I really need to kick.
G. Be more active. Maybe download a ton of podcasts and walk my apartment complex a couple times a week. Would try audiobooks, but they’re hella expensive.
H. Clean out my bookshelves so that I am not so overflowing in books by the time I have to move in September. On that note, find a good place to live.
This is only the start of what I want to work on this year. I have some other, more personal goals (like finding a better job, being a better pet parent, etc) but I think this should work for now.
Hopefully, I’ll be making another post really soon.