I wanted to post this with the Top Ten Tuesday last week, but I was just not in the right frame of mind to be coming up with goals. But now I’m feeling it, so let’s go!
1. Read 60 books. This was also my goal for 2014 and it was manageable, yet challenging at times. I think I’m just going to keep with that number as it seems to be realistic for my current reading life.
2. Attempt the Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge. I’ve actually never done a book challenge beyond the Goodreads one and this one sounds ridiculously hard. But the more I think about it, the more I could use the challenge. And this pretty much covers all the bases in terms of stretching myself. I’ll be impressed if I can manage to complete 18 of the 24 challenge tasks… some are REALLY outside of my comfort zone (A book of poetry? Blech.)
1. Continue posting regularly. I don’t really want to put a metric of success on this, but I do enjoy my blog for the most part, so I want to keep up with it in the coming year.
2. Make better blogging connections. I’ve been blogging for nearly 3 years now and people come and people go and it gets easy to fall behind on reading and commenting on other blogs and it can be hard to meet new bloggers who share your interests. My interaction with the book blogging community has waned a bit and I would like to try to make a point to visit new blogs, tweet with new people, and just generally be a little more involved with the people in this world. For me, this is one of the harder aspects of blogging.
1. Do some yoga. I did quite a bit of yoga in 2014 and I just feel better all around when I am keeping up a practice. I’ve kind of fallen off the wagon since Thanksgiving, but I’m already planning on signing up for some classes through the city, just to try to change up my routine.
2. Get organized at home. I might be putting this on the list because I’ve been promising myself I will clean out my closet for over a year and it still hasn’t happened. But also I have been thinking about reorganizing our dining room, getting rid of furniture to make room for toys, and on and on. It’s time to tackle some of these projects.
3. Make a budget. We paid off a lot of debt in 2014 and would like to make some progress in saving for a down payment towards a house. I think it’s time to sit down, crunch the numbers, and come up with a plan we can live with that actually puts us on track towards our greater financial goals.
What are your goals for the upcoming year? Are you participating in any crazy book challenges?
2 thoughts on “My 2015 Goals”
Great goals! I love that challenge – I was considering doing the Popsugar 2015 challenge that has 50 items on it, but honestly two thirds of them aren’t a challenge for me (they happen every year) and having so many makes it hard to keep track of.
The one you reference seems like it has mostly items that are a stretch but not impossible (although if I do it I’ll be skipping the poetry).
My main goal is on the blogging/interacting front. Discussions with other readers is why I started the blog in the first place, but it seems like its the first thing to go when things get busy.
Yeah, the Popsugar challenge is interesting, but perhaps a little much. And some of that stuff is kind of silly… an author with your initials? a book published the year you were born? Fun, but kind of trivial. The Read Harder seemed like it would actually make me read diversely, which is not one of my strong suits.
Good luck with your goals! I’m looking forward to seeing more of you in 2015!