When 2018 began I was determined not to do this post because every time I declare my goals out into the universe they never succeed (almost as a rule). Pretty much all of my goals for 2017 were not successful and the fact that I wasn’t surprised about that fact is a problem in itself. However, as someone who has mentioned a lot of the issues and restarts in my blogging life (as well as my personal life) in 2017, I have decided I might as well explain my goals for this new year.. even if it is really to explain that I don’t have any real ones.

The thing is I have found that the problem with setting these huge goals to be healthier, do more reading, write more stuff, dedicate time to learning another language..etc. Etc. Is that when they pile on top of one another they become overbearingly unrealistic and even if you only fail one or two of your goals it feels like you failed and in 2018 I’m devoting myself to celebrate my wins, especially since 2017 was such a difficult year for me.

However I can’t help but hope that I do accomplish a few things this year if only to validate for myself that I can follow through:

FINISH A NOVEL: technically I have already authored a complete novel in my when I was 17. However, as someone who wants to be a published author in the future that one (not even fiction) novel isn’t going to cut it. I have so many ideas for novels in my head. Some of them ideas that I would be dying to read if I saw them in a bookstore off the premise alone. Right now I have one book in the works that I hope to put on Wattpad that will be a book that I write for myself for so many reasons. But the point is… I have started writing many a book I need this year to be the year I finish something.

Read a book a Day: this is something that I don’t want to declare because it is probably one of the most time consuming worst things I could want for myself, but I started before the end of 2017 and have kept it up for the past 11 Days And I just don’t want to give it up. It means that this blog will be mainly reviews for a long long time, but I will do my best to remain posting varying contents as much as I can.

One thing is for sure, I will NOT be doing any reading Challenges this year. Or any definitive challenges at all. Challenges tend to break my resolve when I don’t complete them and it does more harm then good. I need to read books as I feel like reading them, even if I am reading a book everyday. If I’m not happy with the books I’m reading I eventually give out and having something extra having me read certain books is another added weight that makes reading unenjoyable.

But most importantly, I’m going to let myself be. I’m not going to get angry at myself when I don’t accomplish everything I want to in a day. I’m not going to let myself be lost in wanting too many things. I am going to do instead of say and stop loosing myself in any planning.

If I complete any of these goals I will have good reason to be accomplished, but if I complete none of them the important thing is to celebrate the things I did do. I hope I never loose sight of that in the new year.

Thanks for reading! What are your New Years resolutions? What are your hopes for 2018?

-Till next time!

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13 thoughts on “New Years Resolutions: 2018 (Let’s do this Thing!)

  1. I am the same way with writing! I have so many ideas and start so many times, but never finish anything! I made it a goal last year to finish something, and I never got close. I’m trying to make it more of a priority this year.

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      1. I would like to work it into my schedule in the morning, like before I leave for class. Because then, even if I only write a sentence or a paragraph, I already feel like I’ve done something, so everything after that is a bonus and would feel less ‘big’

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  2. I set those big eat better, exercise more type of goals most years and rarely keep at them past February. The one goal that I achieved a few years back was to stop purchasing magazines. I used to buy a pile at a time and boy do those add up quickly. Now I rarely ever buy them unless I’m sitting at the airport without a book!

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    1. It’s so hard to commit to goals that are essentially big life style changes. Honestly, it is so much better when you let yourself make mistakes and then make sure to try again as soon as you can. Giving up is easy and I think we all forget that we are only human and that we must fall before we can get up.

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