This is the time of year when people make New Year’s Resolutions. Some of them are realistic and some aren’t. Some you can keep for a couple months, some for a day or two. Some are for some really weird things. But have you ever made a resolution to read a certain number of books the next year?
I can see you now. You’re jaw on the floor, a look of shock on your face. “A resolution to read books? Why would you do that?” you ask. “I already know I’ll read books, so why make goals and resolutions for that?”
I am so glad you asked! There are a few reasons I can think of now, but if you know of more, feel free to leave a comment with those reasons.
Reading Resolutions/Goals can give you a particular number to aim for. Continue reading
Last year about this time, I made 10 goals for 2016. This year I have a few more. But first let me share with you how last year went.
- Publish two novella collections, three novellas, and two novels. (One collection, three novellas, and one novel were published as well as a few short stories. The second collection and novel will be published in January and February, Lord willing.)
- Read at least half of the writing books I own. (Not quite, but close)
- Be more conscientious of the time I waste on the computer.(Yes)
- Finish the study of Revelation. (Yes)
- Read through the Bible in a year. (I missed too many days and couldn’t quite make it. I hope to finish sometime this year though.)
- Learn at least one new classical song on the piano. (I did learn Schubert’s Impromptu op. 142 #3, but it isn’t quite polished yet).
- Be better about responding to emails. (Yes, mostly).
- Finish the sewing projects I’ve put off, including my quilted dress. (Eh, not so much. And the quilted dress has been changed to a skirt, and still isn’t finished).
- Write at least one informational blog post every other month. (I believe I did manage to do this one).
- Keep on top of the church activities I am involved in. (Mostly).
At this time of year, it seems like everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions they won’t be able to complete. I prefer making goals rather than resolutions since goals are things aimed for rather than resolving to do them. Last year I made ten goals. Check out last year’s post to see how I did. In case you are curious, here is the review of 2015 that WordPress made for me: https://faithblum.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/. It’s pretty interesting to see some of those stats.
And now for my goals for 2016:
- Publish two novella collections, three novellas, and two novels.
- Read at least half of the writing books I own.
- Be more conscientious of the time I waste on the computer.
- Finish the study of Revelation.
- Read through the Bible in a year.
- Learn at least one new classical song on the piano.
- Be better about responding to emails.
- Finish the sewing projects I’ve put off, including my quilted dress.
- Write at least one informational blog post every other month
- Keep on top of church activities I am involved in.
I would love to hear from you to help me keep accountable. Feel free to ask me to help you keep accountable as well. What are some of your goals for 2016?