New Year, Same Me

Before i start banging on about my bookish resolutions for this year (yes, that’s right, this year i’m making bookish resolutions), i wanted to talk a little bit about the goals i’m going to set myself for 2018.

I’m not a fan of new year, i never have been. There seems to be so much pressure regarding what is ahead of you, who to spend the big night with and what to do with your first day of the year. I always end up crying and mourning the loss of the year past, no matter how bad it’s been. I’m the type of person who sees past a bad event and does not mark it as important to a year. It’s just an event. So new year seems incredibly pointless to me.

I gave up making resolutions years ago. I never stuck to them and i’d find it too much pressure that i had to change myself, even though i felt myself growing away from those changes i originally wanted to make every day.

However, after having spent a lot of time in the last few months of 2017 trying to better myself and set myself opportunities for 2018 to better myself, i wanted to create a list of goals for me to achieve that will hopefully make me a better person. Currently it is 15:38pm on new years day. I spent last night with one of my favourite people, had a lovely relaxing morning and am now sat with a cup of tea writing blog posts and reading. 2018 seems to be off to a great start, i’m very happy and content with my lot in life in this moment, so i’m feeling positive about achieving these things:

  1. Visit at least two new countries.
  2. Read 52 books in the year (and not complete it at the very last minute).
  3. Apply for my Masters.
  4. Do more activities with my friends.
  5. Live a vegan life style for at least a total of a month throughout the year – i’m attempting a week a month being vegan to ease my way in to it and see how it fits my life style (i’m already a vegetarian).
  6. Learn to drive.

Those are my six things that i hope will make me in to a better person in 2018. I might not achieve them all, but i’ve made sure that they all are achievable in some way.

I’m really excited for what this year might hold. I feel very positive about everything, including the blog and my reading life. In that sense i’m going to aim to read less books and focus on making my way though the books that i’ve had on my shelves for a very long time. They’ll be a lot more on this when i upload the new years bookish resolutions post.

Let me know some of your personal goals for 2018 away from your reading life.

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