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”
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.
I have been in a creative slump. No, that’s inaccurate. I have been overwhelmed to the point of tears and can’t mange to do anything other than work and mindlessly scroll social media, so needless to say, a creative slump was inevitable.
Dear Reader, I should add to my New Years Resolutions a plan to keep up with my GoodReads account. Because this year, I read quite a few books, and I should probably organize them…somehow. I read 34 books this year, which is WAY UP from the 7 I read in 2015, and that’s something to be proud of. I don’t have dates for when I read these books, but I started reading this year around April, and read pretty consistently after that. So let’s get into it:
Dear Reader, I’ve blogged quite a bit this year. More consistently than I used to, not as consistently as I wanted to. But I read a lot more than I have any other year that I have been blogging, so I wanted to talk about the best book I read this year.
I don’t know if I have ever done a proper book haul on this blog. I know I’ve done library hauls before, but I think this is slightly different. However, I have found myself purchasing some books, and because of that, I wanted to share them with you.
In June, I talked about wanting to take on a Happiness Project, as modeled off of the book of the same name by Gretchen Rubin. So whatever happened to that?
I only started reading books again in April, and so far this year, I’ve read 27. Since we’ve got about 4 months left of the year, I figured now was a good time to break down what I’ve been reading, why, and what’s next.
I’m going to start outlining what books I read over the week, both writing about what I started, and what I finished, as well as my TBR for the following week. Let’s do this!
I have now read through Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project three times over the last month, and I love it. The book focuses on incremental month to month changes building over the course of a year that is the culmination of research and simply living her life. Rubin’s happiness project was unique to her, her life, and what mattered to her. Her focus is on her energy levels, her marriage, her kids, and her career.