I’ve wanted to sit down and calculate the amount of words I wrote outside of work over the last year, in part because I had the sneaking suspicion that I was indeed doing plenty of writing. However, it felt because I wasn’t writing for my blog or focusing on my book, that I wasn’t being productive, so let’s do a breakdown:Continue reading “All the Words I Wrote in 2020”
Let me start off by saying that I miss writing for this blog. I love having something that is mine, my own platform, my own community, my own place on the internet for me. In looking back at my blog, I noticed I wrote a lot more in 2017 and 2018, and tapered off in 2019 and 2020. My years have been jam packed, sure, but regardless, my intent for 2021 is to make time for the things that matter to me.Continue reading “21 for 21-My Goals and Resolutions”
I received this book for free to review from NetGalley. On NetGalley, I have rated the book 4 stars.Continue reading “Book Review: What Would Frida Do? By Arianna Davis”
I purchased this book as a treat to myself. I have followed Glennon Doyle for a while on Instagram, and have read of her heartache in her previous books.Continue reading “Book Review: Untamed, by Glennon Doyle”
It’s my birthday. As I have often promised and tried, with a lack of success, I have tried to update this blog regularly and have failed miserably. Not for lack of trying, but by prioritizing things that don’t matter, and not prioritizing my own goals.
The last two weeks have been a challenge. My days have been busy, and I’ve just barely been able to do the deadline based things that I need to accomplish. So here is what I’m working on to try to manage my goals.
Hello! It’s been a while. I’m sorry. I’ve had a busy year and transitioned careers, but this year should be much less chaotic. I mean, I’m staring grad school, so who knows how far this will go, but my goal…well, let’s get in to my 20 goals for 2020.
In 2018, I feel as though I read maybe 15 books through the whole year, and that includes book clubs and book related activities. This year, I am making an effort to read more. Here’s how I’m doing this:
- Tracking: I wrote a post last year on how I was giving up on goodreads, and honestly, while I still dislike the interface on the website, the app is at the very least better, and I can easily input books I am reading and working my way through. It’s better than any other alternative, and that’s what matters.
- Don’t break the chain: While I am not formally using a “don’t break the chain” chart, I am working on reading every day, rather than doing other activities, such as watching youtube videos or endlessly scrolling on facebook.
- Audiobooks: This has been my secret weapon. I know some people don’t consider this reading, but in my book, it most certainly is. I check out audiobooks through an app called Hoopla, and through it, I’ve read so many books I would have never otherwise picked up.
- Abundance: I have been checking out books from the library in masses of 10 or 12, and honestly, doing so allows me to feel like I have options. Options tend not to paralyze me with books, meaning I can pick up any number of choices and just read in my free time.
- Did Not Finish: Sometimes, not finishing makes all the difference. If I am not jiving with a book, or the content is tedious or the story isn’t engaging, I just don’t finish the book. And that’s okay too.
I love that I am reading more this year, and it feels like I have a big of myself back. I’ve always identified as a reader, and this year, I’m living that. And that’s what is important to me.
What are you reading this week? What was the last book you read that made you feel something? Let me know in a comment below!
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I need to remind myself that 2018 was not a wash, but considering that I don’t remember what my word/theme for this past year was, and everything fell apart with my “live my best life” plan in April, 2019 needs to be a fresh start.