Monday, January 16, 2017

Looking Forward 2017


One last year end looking back/looking forward post. I promise. 

Reading
This year, I've set my Goodreads goal to 60 books. That's 10 more than I've managed in the last two years and I really want to reach my goal this year, dammit! I can do this, right?! 

I have no idea what this year will bring but I hope I still can read through whatever comes. 

Last year I read more adult books than YA which hasn't happened for some time and I see the trend continuing through this year. Does that mean I'm growing up? Eeep! I hope not. 

My only other goal for myself is to set aside a book if it's not making me happy or working for me with zero guilt! I've already done this on one book so hopefully I can continue. 

Blogging
I like having a place I can review the books I've read. Whether anyone else reads it or not means very little to me. I like to look back at my old reviews to remember what I thought of a book. Sometimes I read so much that I forget the more detailed thoughts I had for a book. So, I plan on still reviewing books here. As for discussion posts or any other kind of post, well, we'll see. Sadly, this might me my last year of blogging....maybe. 

Personal
2017 is the year of no guilt! Seriously, guys. I have lived my entire life saying and doing things so other people are happy. I worry so much about what people think of me that I actually let it effect my mood. What?! No one can effect my emotions! No one! I finally realized this a few days ago and I'll be damned if I'm going to live my life for other people any more! 

So, this year I'm going to do what makes ME happy, read what makes ME happy and live so I'M happy.  I know that sounds selfish but after 35 years of trying to make everyone else happy, well, I just don't care. I think it's about time I took care of me.  

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  1. I love being able to look back at past reviews for a reminder of how I felt about a book. I'm glad I'm writing reviews again for that very reason. I hope your 2017 is amazing.

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  2. Good for you! Screw everyone else and do what is good for you! Woo!

    I hope this isn't your last year of blogging! Maybe simplifying the blog? But I guess if it doesn't make you happy then. . . LET IT GO!

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  3. I say good for you! You need to take care of yourself and make yourself happy. So, I'm glad you're doing this. :) And, I understand about the blogging thing (as you know). Good luck with it and I hope whatever you decide make you happy. :)

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    1. Thanks. I'm still not sure what I'll do.

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  4. Good luck on all your goals for 2017. They're great ones, especially that last one. And I'm selfishly glad you'll be continuing your blog for at least one more year. :) Here's to a happy 2017!

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  5. It's taken me a long time to do things for me and not to make other people happy. In the past year I've said "no" quite a bit and while there is still a little part of me that feels guilty I know that what I am saying "no" to is right for me.

    Good luck on your goals in 2017. And no matter what happens with your blog we must stay in touch!

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    1. I agree! That's why I haven't quit yet. I don't want to lose touch with anyone.

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  6. Yay for making you happy! That is the important thing!!

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    1. Right?! I don't know why it's such a struggle.

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  7. 60 books is nothing for you! You'll slay, I'm sure :D Be a reading and reviewing ninja!

    While I'd be so sad if you decided to stop blogging, do what makes you happy :)

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Thanks! I'm still not sure I'll stop completely.

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  8. You go, girl! Best of luck with your goals and with discovering and doing what makes you happy. I will miss your blog if it goes away, but I understand why you might be done with it. I'll continue to enjoy it while I can!

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  9. I wish you well on your goals for 2017! I too am a people pleaser, and sometimes I make a lot of silly rules for myself, but every year I get a little better. I try to ask myself if I'm apologizing or saying yes to something just to keep the peace, or if it's something I really feel sorry about, or something I want to do. And when it comes to blogging, you have to do what makes you happy! I'll be here whenever you feel like posting, no matter how frequently!

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    1. Thank you. Glad I'm not the only people pleaser.

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  10. Good for you for making this year about you and no more guilt! Saying no is hard at first but soon it will be flowing off your tongue so easily and you won't even feel bad. As far as putting a book down, I really need to start doing that, it is so hard for me to walk away with a book unfinished, maybe I will have to start a pile of Not Right Now books that aren't working instead of totally NFRing them.

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  11. Now that we've almost halfway through the year, I hope it's gone as you wanted? At least partly? I seriously need to remind myself not to let other people's opinions affect me as well. And yay for more good books to read! :)

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