Happy New Year! | Goals & Stuff

Happy New Year, peeps!

I can’t believe it’s already the new year. 2018 FLEW by, and I bet 2019 is going to go even faster. Oh joy.

But with a new year comes new year’s resolutions and promises that you won’t keep (maybe lol), so here’s my list of goals that I hope to achieve this upcoming year:

Reading & Blog Goals

  • Read one book per week. That’s 52 books for the year, which is entirely doable for me considering I’ve read 50 books in the past. This includes manga and comics, just so we’re clear.
  • Have half of those books be ones that are already on my shelves. Look, I recently did a large unhaul of unread books that had been sitting on my shelf gathering dust because I knew I wasn’t going to read them and I’d rather them go somewhere I know they’ll be well loved, so this year I want to focus on reading at least 25 books that are already currently on my shelves. Doable. Achievable. Awesome.
  • Post twice a week on my blog. I’ve already been doing this as I wanted to start the habit before the new year, but I’m going to try to post on Mondays (reviews) and Thursdays (chats/discussions/fun things). So far it’s been working, so that’s good. So that’ll be 104 posts for the year. Again: doable.

Personal Goals

  • Reach level two Japanese by the end of June. So I’ve been trying to learn Japanese for a while but I really suck at studying, so I’m going to try to make it my mission to study daily and reach level two on the app I use by the end of June. Again: doable. This also includes reviewing and practicing and all that jazz.
  • Lose at least ten pounds by the end of June. I’m not going to set the bar too high for weight loss goals. This one is entirely doable, and I’ve been working on it more this past month that I have in the past. Let’s hope for some good results!
  • Find work that’s more suited to me. This one is one I’ve been working towards, but I don’t know how it’ll go yet, so I’m going to keep this one kind of vague lol, but I do hope to find a job either in my field, teaching abroad, or something entirely different.
  • Finish the first draft of my book by the end of June. I have a lot I want to get done by midyear lol, but I really want to finish just the very rough first draft of the novel I’ve been trying to work on.
  • Work toward a better well-being and state of mind. It’s been a rough couple of years, friends, and I just want to get to a place of joy. This one is ongoing, though, so it’ll be for a lifetime.

I think that’s it for my goals. They’re all attainable, all doable, and I think that’s the best part of this whole thing.

Let’s chat!

What are some of your goals for this year? What are some of the things you achieved last year, but still want to continue into this year? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Resolutions For 2016

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely peeps over at The Broke & the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about our resolutions for 2016.

Now, I know I already posted my resolutions a few days ago, but I wanted to participate in this week’s T10T and go into more detailed resolutions that I’d like to accomplish for this year.

I’m going to separate these into five bookish related resolutions and five personal ones. So, here we go:


1 . Complete the Mortal Instruments & Infernal Devices series. Like, seriously, I really want to finish these, and since I’m reading them in the order they were published I’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone and finish reading both the TMI series and TID trilogy.

2. Complete the Harry Potter series. I still have yet to finish reading the HP series for the first time and so I really want to try to make a point in finishing it this year. I love the movies and I’m loving the books, so I don’t see why it’s taking me so long.

3. Actually finish A Game of Thrones. I’ve been reading this book for about three years now and I really just need to finish the dang thing. I’m half way through and I really want to make it a goal to read at least one book in the series per year.

4. Get back into manga. I was HUGE into manga as a teenager, and sure I may dabble in it here and there, but I don’t read it nearly as much anymore when I used to love it.

5. Get more book shelves! And I’m talking the tall ones, not these small ones that we have stuffed places. Both my husband and I need more shelf space (mostly me) and so I’m thinking of downgrading my desk and making more room for some shelves.


6. Eat healthier. Okay, yeah, I know a lot of people make this resolution – “New year, new me!” – but I really do need to eat a lot healthier. I’m overweight and people¬†are concerned for me so I need to improve my diet.

7. Finish writing a novel and edit it. I really want to get a jump start on one of my passions and I really want to further my process in writing and working toward getting published.

8. Save more money. Don’t we all need to do this? Well, for me personally my husband and I want to buy a house and start a family sometime in the near future so I really need to watch my spending and do my best to save.

9. Rebuild my relationship with God. I don’t go to church or really read my bible that much, and I want to change that. Having that relationship was important to me a year ago, so why isn’t it now?

10. Be happy. I think this is probably the most important one for me to really remember and succeed at. 2015 was a rough year for me emotionally and mentally, but in other ways it was still great. I want this year to be even better and I just want to be happy with the decisions I make and whatever it is that I do.

And that’s it! It’s a pretty simple list, but I think that I can accomplish all of these as long as I try hard enough at it.

What are some of the resolutions you made for yourself? Do you think you’ll be able to stick to them? Let me know!