Personal Reflection

General Resolutions 2016

Are you tired of these resolutions posts yet? This may or may not be the last one you’ll get from me in 2016.

Without further ado…

  • Stand more
  • Sleep more
  • Stretch more

On a more serious note…

  • Dance more

Okay I’ll be serious now…

  • Be kinder
  • Learn a new skill
  • Travel outside of Toronto

Make full use of those extra 24 hours.

Don’t take no for an answer. Don’t settle for less.

You can do this. Show 2016 who’s boss!

Reading

Reading Resolutions 2016

Of all the resolutions I made last year, I stuck with my reading resolutions the most. And while I’m proud of my 2015 reading journey, I’m hoping to feel even prouder in 2016.

  • In an ideal world, I’d read an entire book in a day, but I’ll settle for 15 pages a day. Even on my busiest, craziest days. I have too many of those.
  • For my Goodreads reading challenge, I put down 32 books. I don’t understand people who refuse to read a single book for 365 days. I also can’t wrap my ahead around the fact that some individuals read 500 books in one year. There are three types of readers.
  • I want to touch non-fiction books and actually open them. What a difficult resolution! I’m so hard on myself.

Also, Rachel, Kristen, and I are keeping track of how much we spend on books. You should too if you want to cry on December 31st, 2016.

Happy reading!

Don’t cry too many tears over fictional characters this year.

Blogging

Blogging Resolutions 2016

I made three blogging resolutions for 2015. I figured I’d do the same for 2016.

This year is going to be the year for my blog. I feel it in my bones. I wish the same for you.

Above all else I will work my hardest to create the best content I possibly can.

Maybe my blogging resolutions will inspire you to make your own. If that isn’t the case, stick around for my reading and writing resolutions.

  • I’m aiming to publish 350 posts this year.
  • I want to write 10 articles for other blogs or sites.
  • I hope to enjoy every moment and learn from every experience.

Have you thought about your blogging resolutions yet?

Happy new year! All the best for you and your blog.

Reading

Reading Resolutions

Happy second day of 2015. For some of you, it may be the third day already. Are you keeping up with your resolutions so far?

Of all things, reading is very easy to neglect. That’s probably why I wasn’t the avid reader I would’ve liked to have been in 2014. This year I’m working to change that by making and (hopefully) sticking to my reading resolutions.

Here are my reasonable and realistic reading resolutions. We’ll see in 2016 if I manage to achieve all three.

I don’t know why I don’t already do this, but I seriously need to start tracking the books I read. I’m using a tiny pocket notebook to do this. In it, I’m writing down the title of the book, the author, the date I started it, and the date I finish.

I aim to read something meaningful every day. Text messages don’t count. Emails don’t either.

I hope to read at least 22 books this year. In the past, I’ve read more. But 2015 is not like any other year. I’m blogging on multiple platforms, I am trying to write more, and I’m in my last year of high school. That said, I think I can still manage to read more than one book every two weeks.

These are my reading resolutions for this year. What are yours?