Wow. It’s been less than a month (12/10) since I’ve started my book blogging journey. Still, I’m really grateful to be accepted into such a loving and supportive community. Blogging has reignited my passion for reading and has given me a creative outlet to share my thoughts after a good (or even bad) book. Thank you to everyone who reads my posts. Thank you to everyone who has given me advice and support. All of your comments and likes really brighten my day. 😊
- Read 25 Books. This number is really low compared to a lot of other book bloggers, but realistically, when college starts again, the only books I’ll be reading are my textbooks. I always feel guilty about reading because I feel like if I have free time at school I should be studying…If I can hit this number in 2018, I’ll shoot for the stars in 2019.
- Complete a Book Tag. Book tags look so much fun! I’ve always been scared to do one of these because I didn’t think anyone would want to read it since I’m a new blogger AKA I’m not cool enough. This year, I’m not even going to care about that, and I’ll just YOLO and jump on the bandwagon.
- Post Bi-Weekly. Right now, I’m on break, so I can basically read books all day and write up a blog post every other day. When school starts again, I’ll be surprised if I even manage to post every other week. Realistically, I think I’ll be posting every month, but I’d like to challenge myself to stay on top of this blog and the latest books by posting bi-weekly.
- Read More Adventurously. No, this does not mean I’m going to start reading erotica or something. My goal is to read more diverse books–books I haven’t normally picked up. I want 2018 to be the year where I’m reading about more POC and LGBT+. The year where I’m reading books that touch upon real-world situations. I want to be more educated about other people’s experiences.
- Attend an Author Book Signing. In my 19 years of existence, I have never attended an author book signing. I would always have to ask my friends to get a signed copy for me. They were always kind enough to do it, but I still felt like I was missing such an amazing experience.
- Land a kick a** internship for Summer 2019. As an ESTJ (formerly ENFP), my academic and professional development are both extremely important to me. Everyone says your junior year internship is crucial, so I’ll be busting my butt during Fall recruiting. Work hard Tiff!
- Get Straight A’s in College. I was a huge nerd throughout high school, but freshmen year, I got lazy. My grades definitely weren’t bad, but they weren’t up to standard. Last semester, I set a goal for myself to achieve all A’s which I didn’t think would be possible because I was taking Statistics (and I suck at stats), but I succeeded! Now that I know it’s possible, I don’t want to settle for anything less. *HWAITING*
- Track My Monthly Spending. I definitely don’t spend as much money as other people I know, but I still could be smarter about my purchases and savings. This year, I plan to keep a Google Sheet tracking where my money is going and, hopefully, adjusting throughout the year to be more financially smart.
- Work Out Regularly. Over the summer, I had a weekly routine of when I would work out, and I felt so much healthier. The past semester in college I worked out twice. TWICE. I’m such a potato!! 2019 is the year for a healthier Tiffany. Of course, this also means eating healthier too. Time to combat that sweets addiction!
- Trust in God More. Every obstacle and challenge I’ve faced this year, I’ve managed to overcome. I truly believe that God has been looking out for me, and these challenges were deliberately thrown in my path so that I can grow more and become a better person. I want to enter the new year being more intentional and loving with my actions.
I’m ending the year with 25 followers on WordPress and 76 on Twitter. Hopefully, I can reach 100 on WordPress and 250 on Twitter when the new year rolls around. Even if I don’t, I’m thankful to be blogging for the people who care enough to read but, most importantly, myself.