Advent Calendar – Day 14 – 2019 Goals

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As the year draws to a close (HOLY CRAP) I find myself thinking about 2019 and what I want to accomplish not just with this blog but in the book community as a whole. Writing down goals usually helps us keep them so today I am going to share my 2019 goals in hopes it helps me stick to them. (eating less cookies is not one of them because life is short and cookies)

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  1.  Get better at Paint ^  –

Because look at that. I am awful with anything creative but I really want to work on it.

2. Blog at least 3 times a week.

When I started out it was tough to come up with posts but after this month of posting every day I think I can do it!

3. Attend a book festival

Depending on work and schedules this one is really up in the air. But I am going to try my best. I want to experience being around so many other book lovers.

4. Take more Instagram photos

As I said I am the least creative person around. But that doesn’t mean I can’t try. I don’t have a fancy camera, equipment, and props. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take photos. As long as I am proud thats all tha matters.

5. Read the books on my shelves

This is my biggest one. I have so many books and I haven’t read 70% of them (hides). But next year I want to concentrate on reading what I have. And if at the end I am not a fan or don’t think I will ever read it again then I want to trade it, give it away, or donate it.

6. Finally – Not be so caught up in not getting ARC approval

This will be my hardest. I see a lot of people on twitter getting random books in the mail from publishers, or being accepted to bookstagram tours, or big blog tours. I want to accept that I am doing me and I DO NOT need to have any ARCs. I can blog without them and wait for a book to come out. Its a work in progress but I know I can do it. I also want to put in this one that follower count or popularity is something I want to not worry about as well.

The other big thing I want to do next year? Read 150 books. This is going to be the biggest Goodreads Challenge I have given myself. But i know I love to read and I want to set the bar high.

What are your goals? Do you make goals or are you a fly by the seat of your pants person?

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