Some 2012 Goals

Now that Christmas is behind me and I’m comfortably hanging at home for this week, I’ve been thinking about 2012. I have a lot of goals for myself in this coming year but I have mainly been thinking about the goals that directly affect this blog. For the most part, I use this blog for my book and movie musings and I’d like to keep that this way. I think I share plenty about myself that way so telling you about what I did at work seems silly (and I have another blog for that).

In July of this year, I got what I called my mysterious illness that it took them until September to decide was TMJ and that I am still dealing with on a daily basis. That sort of threw off my nice groove off on lots of things. However, new year and new goals.

I feel I did well with my reading challenge last year – I got through a lot of books on my list that I felt I should have read by now and found some new favorites along the way. Two of which found their way under my tree this year – yay! I love getting books for Christmas – there is nothing better….except maybe an Amazon gift card so I can do some damage on my wish list.

I also blew my Goodreads challenge for the year out of the water – I clearly underestimated how many books I read in a year – 122 books down last year! So, now I have to come up with a new reading challenge but I am drawing a blank. I thought about reading the books on my to-read list in exact order but I feel like I would cheat on that challenge really fast and it would limit me in a sense. What if I found a new author I really love from one book and want to read the rest of his/her work? I would have to have too many rules or caveats to make that one work. So, I’ll have to work on a different idea or maybe just sort of let my reading go wherever it wants this year.

But one goal I am sure of is this year, and I will make it a rule, is to review a book or write something on this blog at least once a week. I like writing on this blog when I remember to so if I set reminders for myself, I am hoping this will become a habit of mine. I have tons of blog post ideas saved up on things I want to write about – I just need to make the time and let’s face it, I have lots of time on my hands most of the time. I just need to make the effort and I figure by writing it here, I’ll be held to it.

I head back west on New Year’s Day and then the new year will begin. In the meantime, I’m off to enjoy the rest of my time home.

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2 thoughts on “Some 2012 Goals

  1. Well….you could always read all of, say Thomas Merton, or Dostoevsky, or Dickens, or Shakespeare, or Wharton…or all of the Harlem Renaissance writers, or the great Southern authors. You could read all of Jane Austin…oh wait! You've already done that!

    Then there's Theodore Roosevelt's corpus…or Eleanor Roosevelt's. I'd better stop now!

    Your loyal readers look forward to the reviews of the new year and to hearing what you're planning. Happy 2012!

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