Jan 2, 2013

Resolutions & Goals

Since last year, I made a quick list of my goals and resolutions, I decided to go ahead and do it again. While I didn't accomplish all my resolutions last year, I did try my best.

Reading goals for this year:

Read 100 books
Okay, so I haven't really accomplished this goal ever. But this might be the year!

Read for fun
I tend to join in on way too many tours and accept so many review books that I am usually overwhelmed and then never finish anything that I actually want to read.

Read only 1 book at a time
I did really well with this one for most of the year. Around October, I found myself reading four books at one point. I definitely want to go back to only one book at a time. I'm reading three right now though.

Blogging goals for this year:

Don't break
Last year, I took several breaks because I was too bored or tired of the blog. I plan on keeping this blog fun for myself so I won't feel I need to take a break.

No challenges
Okay, I might not do so well with this one. I love challenges and I've seen a lot already. But last year, I signed up for a few and then dumped them early in the year. So I think I'll stay away from those this time.

Comment & Comment back
I love checking out blogs and leaving comments. Last year, I didn't do so well, but I definitely want to get back to commenting. Also, I want to comment back to those of you who actually comment here!

•  Keep up with reviews
Like last year, I want to keep up with my reviews because sometimes I fall behind on the books I've read and then I don't even want to talk about them anymore.

Personal goals for this year:

Get healthy!
I eat a lot of fast food and don't work out. I am really unhealthy and I know it. This year is the year I am going to change that. I also weight at least 10 lbs more than I have ever weighed and I definitely don't want to keep gaining. I am planning to take up running to start off. I joined a gym last year, but didn't go enough to make it worth the money, so I quit. Instead, I've decided to try something new.

Write in my journal at least once a week
I was really good about this until this past year. For some reason, I only filled out a couple of pages throughout the year and I was sort of sad about that. I still need to get a new journal though!

Improve my credit
Let's just say that my credit is under 500. Yep, that bad. Definitely needs some improvement for obvious reasons.

Spend more time outdoors
I tend to stay in and watch too much television. I enjoy that a lot, but I would also like to get out more. I live close to the beach, but rarely go, and I'm also close to some great hiking areas and parks. I definitely need to take advantage of those.

Make some friends
I've always been a loner, but it hadn't really bothered me as much as this past year. I noticed that others make friends easily in class, to chit chat with and I always sit alone. My boyfriend has a few friends contacting him throughout the day, every day, and I don't hear from "my" friends for several weeks. I love spending time with my man, but I get lonely. I miss having girlfriends/best friends.

Attend author events
I got to meet some awesome authors this past year, and even went to ALA! It was awesome. I definitely want to continue this. I already have three events that I am planning to attend this month!

I went to Las Vegas, Nevada twice and Mexico City & Guadalajara, Mexico this year. The trips were lots of fun and amazing experiences. I also went to a few new places I hadn't been to in California. I love traveling. I want to do more of it this year.

Lots of goals this year! I don't feel like I am putting a lot of pressure on myself with these though, because they seem so simple. I am looking forward to what this new year has to bring! 


  1. I'm with you on the reading for fun part! Last year was crazy with the blog tour sign ups and I was reading supper fast and not enjoying it, so no book tours this year for me unless the books is amazing and something I can't say no to.

    Good luck with the no break, I always go on hiatus with school. I'd love to leave scheduled posts but *sigh* I never do. and wow, I only read 2 at the same time max. Otherwise I don't ever get into any of the stories and eventually just leave them there unfinished - bad habit.

    Lots of luck on all of them :D!

  2. Good luck on your goals for this year. I'm right there with you on all of them. Even the credit one. I've got work to do with that as well. Good luck to us both!

  3. Good luck with your goals! A couple years ago I made a resolution not to join any challenges, and it was the best idea. I've tried joining a couple since then, but on the whole I've kept myself away from them and it's been so freeing.

  4. We have A LOT of similar goals. I always aim for 100 books, but have never reached it... hoping to this year. I also sign up for too many tours and feel overwhelmed/don't get to read some of the books I really want to. I like reading one book at a time too, but found myself reading more than one book a lot this year.

    I"m really glad you're going to take up running. Let me know if you have any questions.

    I'm kind of a loner too. I have a couple of best friends, but that's it, and I don't get to see them as often as I'd like to.