It’s not only the beginning of a new year, but the beginning of a new decade…. and I’ve got big plans! 2019 was quite a hectic year (understatement) so I knew that I needed to take a step back and reflect on my life. I’m a super busy person. Between running two businesses, 2 kids, a husband, a dog, baking at a restaurant, reading AND blogging…… I was running myself ragged trying to get it all done. The year started off great and then my planning and organizing fell apart. I ended the year wanting to pull the hair out of my head lol. As much as I wanted my hiatus to be over, I’m SO GLAD I took the time to think about all the things that were right or wrong, and then make some changes. I’m a Taurus so naturally I HATE change, but these ones are for the best and I think this is going to be my best year yet!!
Read 75 books:
The first thing I want to talk about is my Goodreads goal. I was originally going to set it at 52 books (1 a week) but then I changed it at the last minute. I knew that 52 books in a year wouldn’t be a challenge. So I went up to 75 knowing that might push me a little. I plan on reading some longer books this year so 75 might be a tight race!
Expect more sass! And maybe foul language too…..
This is going to be a game changer for my blog. When I first started out I wanted to be 100% professional. I knew that there were going to be teenagers reading my blog and I knew that I was working with publishers. I didn’t think that sass and swearing was right for me. Here’s the thing – I wasn’t being me! I have quite the potty mouth in real life……. i’m talking, I could make even the most foul mouthed of sailors blush! I’m not going to go all out and letting the F-bombs fly all over the place (there will be a few though!), but expect a lot more swearing. My humour is also interesting…… One of my favourite reviews EVER was for Sorcery of Thorns which I wrote when I was really tired and feisty. The amount of comments I got on that post was overwhelming! It just shows me that you appreciate my humour (sick bastards) so you’ll be getting a lot more of it! Be prepared……
Finish my Harry Potter reread!!
In 2019 I managed to read the first 4 books in the series. They’re the ones I’ve read the most so it was easy lol. Now I just need to finish up the series. I think i’ve only read the last 2 books one time each….. this is long overdue!
BE MORE CREATIVE!!!
I felt like the blog got a little stale in 2019….. and the views proved it. I was far too busy to keep up with creating new and interesting content and basically gave up towards the end. I wrote posts just to get them published but my heart wasn’t in it. Thank you for sticking around through that! I have a renewed love for books and blogging and plan to come back in a BIG way! I’ve got a bunch of new ideas floating around (especially when it comes to picking my TBR’s).
Quality over quantity – posting less
Along the same lines as “being more creative”, I want to focus more on the quality of my posts opposed to the number of posts. I also don’t want to publish a post just because I think I HAVE to post 6 days a week. Will there be a blogging schedule? Nope! I’ll post when I damn well feel like it lol. Some weeks, if I have a lot to talk about, I could post up to 7 days a week. That will make up for the weeks I don’t have much to say and only post twice. Point is – I’m not going to run myself into the ground just to post content. It’s not fair to me OR you. I would rather post less and be happier with what i’m posting.
2020 – the year of the reread??
I LOVE rereading books! So many favourites that I miss and would love to revisit. Each month I plan to reread at least ONE book – if not more. I put a few titles of books that I want to reread in a jar, and when I want to reread one, I’ll pull one out of the jar! I’m so excited to revisit some of my favourite worlds and characters! (Also, the Harry Potter reread doesn’t count for this!)
“You actually have an Instagram account?”
You may not have noticed BUT – I actually have an instagram account. The reason you might not have known? I got too fucking lazy and posted only when I had to lol!! Not this year! I wanted to post more and then, by the end of the month, I realized that I hadn’t posted a single thing. I don’t want to commit to a number of posts a week…. I don’t have a death wish…. but it will be a lot more often! I recently got back into bullet journalling so there will be mostly bullet journal pics. If you like books and bullet journals, come check me out! Also – hold me accountable to this!!!! I’m good at making goals and not sticking to them lol.
Those are my goals for 2020! It’s a long ass list and my fingers hurt from typing (call me a baby if you want to – i’ve got thick skin). Like I mentioned above – I’m really good at making goals and then not sticking to them. I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting and made this goals to save my sanity and bring the fun back into reading and blogging. So I really hope I can stick to these! What goals did you set this year???
Until next time, happy reading!