Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is proving to be spectacular for everyone so far (…and if the five days of the new year have not been kind to you, I’m sorry). The past few years I have made resolution posts, where I discuss my bookish goals for the new year. This year is the same, expect this time, my resolutions are a little different.
Let me preface this post by saying that I’m incredibly type-A. Making plans and sticking to them is quite easy for me. It’s not having a plan that is difficult.
I mentioned my bookish/blogging slump that I had in the second half of 2018 that made me consider abandoning the bookish world completely. I’m not quitting; however, my resolutions are a direct reflection of that slump. Instead of walking away, I’m just taking a step back.
Bookish Resolutions for 2019:
- Read less (again). This was my resolution for last year, and I happily achieved it. This year I’m going to take it a step farther and set my Goodreads reading goal to ONE BOOK (*gasp*). That doesn’t mean I’m only going to read one book. Instead, it means that I can read as many or as few books as I want. (..I know you’re probably wondering why the hell I would even bother setting a Goodreads goal. LISTEN: BABY STEPS, OKAY?)
- Blog as often or as little as I want to. If I don’t have any post ideas for a few weeks, then I won’t post anything. If I have lots of ideas, then I’ll post ’em! Basically, my goal is to have no goal. Guys, that is going to be hard for me!
- Decrease screen time. This overlaps with my real life, too. I’m sick of being on my phone/computer so often, and a HUGE portion of that is blogging social media: instagram, twitter, facebook, etc. I’m going to be majorly decreasing the amount of time I’m on those platforms. I’m hoping to rarely visit twitter and facebook (<1x/week), and Instagram I’m allowed on only 3x/week for my bookish account.
- Have no writing goal. I will work on my novel(s) if I want to, but if I decide I don’t want to touch them for the entire year, then NO PROBLEM!