New Year… New… Anything?

I’ll be honest friends, I’m not great at resolutions.  Sure I’ve tried all of the normal ones: I’m going to eat better, I’m going to be fitter, I’m going to be happier.  Problem is: prolonged motivation is a bitch.  Excuse my French, but I’ve just never been good when the lure of the pie/couch/guilt sets in.  So what am I going to do for 2018?  Allow myself to be more organic.

In 2017 I started this blog.  I hated work and needed something to focus on outside of the too many hours I spend there.  I had all of these “rules” for myself regarding it.  But what I found was that being more fluid about the whole thing was way better.  My inner control freak is not happy even as I’m just writing that.  Not try to anticipate every possible outcome and keep it from happening?!?  I don’t understand!  To be honest, this will still happen way more than it should.  But I’ll keep working on it.

As for blog goals, I saw a challenge that seems fun, so I’m going to participate… The Ginger Mom Reads is hosting a challenge to read at least one book that starts with each letter of the alphabet.  There are some nuances they go through that you’re welcome to check out, but mostly it just seems like a way to add fun to the year.  Adding MORE fun to reading?  I know, this is insanity.  Reading couldn’t be anymore fun.  But maybe the interacting after we finish a book can be!

AtoZ Reading Challenge

A special thanks to Ashley at The Thrifty Bibliophile for having this in her goals list and bringing it to my awareness.

So, my fellow bloggers, what are your plans for 2018?  Or even your plans to ring in 2018?  I hope you all have fun, safe, and happy times ahead!


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