Happy new year’s eve everyone! As the year comes to a close, I’ve been feeling the need to reflect on 2014 and make new resolutions for the coming year. Yes, I am definitely the type of gal who makes resolutions every year.
This year has been an incredibly fulfilling year for me. I finally feel like I can call Toronto my home (rather than feel like a tourist), and this blog has had a lot to do with that. I’ve met so many wonderful people, attended some incredible events (thank you for all of the opportunities!), and, of course, read some life-changing books. I couldn’t be more thankful for this little space on the internet.
But while I feel proud of what this blog has accomplished over the months, I’m even more excited to continue to improve on it in the new year. So, without further ado, here are my blogging and reading resolutions for 2015:
10. Be more organized and get better at scheduling posts.
I’ve always admired those who have enough foresight and will power to plan their posts ahead of time (instead of writing it and posting it immediately after). Next year, I hope to be a better planner!
9. Don’t worry about surpassing this year’s reading goal.
Unless I finish a book tonight, my final reading tally for this year will be 83 books. Even though this is my first year keeping track of my books read, I know for a fact that this is the highest it has ever been for me. I tend to be pretty competitive with myself, so I’m resolving to learn to relax and go with the flow.
8. Be more creative with my photos and experiment with graphics.
I have always loved photography and I am happy with my photos on this blog most of the time, but I really want to push my boundaries next year and be more creative!
7. Don’t rush through books.
This is kind of tied to #9 and I’ve commented on this before in a previous Monday Musings post. I want to make sure that my quick reading pace doesn’t sacrifice my enjoyment of a text. In 2015, I’m going to try to be more aware of when I’m skimming instead of reading.
6. Make more time to visit and comment on other blogs.
I’ve made so many great blogger friends this year, I want to dedicate some time each week (hopefully every day) to read what others are posting and contribute to the discussion! I will not comment just to comment, but I sincerely appreciate every comment I receive on my blog and I want to pay it forward!
5. Read at least 5 books that are already on my shelves.
This is every bookworm’s problem, isn’t it? We accumulate books at a faster pace than we can read them. (Well, that’s the case for me, anyway!) I’m pledging to read at least 5 books that I have already purchased.
4. Be more diligent about cross-posting.
Sometimes I am forgetful and don’t do this! I hope to be more diligent next year.
3. Participate in more readathons and book events.
I always have a great time chatting with fellow readers during these events, so why not make an effort to do it more?
2. Keep a physical record of what I read.
While I’ve been loving tracking my reading on Goodreads and HarperCollins Canada’s 50 Book Pledge, I would like to have a notebook so I can keep forever and ever. (I have already bought the notebook – woohoo!)
1. Keep having fun.
I really can’t stress enough how wonderful it has been writing this blog and meeting other readers and bloggers. You have been a huge (positive) part of my year and I am so, so thankful. I am so excited to continue on this bookish journey with you all. I’m sure it will be filled with a lot of fun and happiness!
I wish you all the happiest new year’s eve and here’s to an even better 2015! xoxo
Did you set any resolutions this year?