Hello, friends and book lovers!
I know this is late, but Happy New Year! I’m back, and I hope you’re all doing well.
2019 was a great year of lessons and growth – indeed, at least for me, so was most of the decade. I started as a tween and am now a young woman about to enter a new stage in my life, and I am looking forward to it immensely. The first month is soon over, and if there is one thing that I’ve learned so far, it’s that I have to be serious about what I want to achieve, and also be more present and honest.
Right now, I am trying to put my all into my last few months of studying for my degree, and I decided to be more present during the holidays, which I actually really enjoyed. I do think, however, that this time around things will be really looking up, so I promised myself that I would be more devoted to work more on this blog and not stress too much about the content I produce, so I thought I would let you guys in on some of my goals/resolutions for this new year:
I want to read ALL the books – and by that, I mean more books in different genres. I’ve been browsing Book Depository and looking at a few “bookstagram” recommendations, and I’ve found so many books that I want to get into! I think it is time that I start expanding my genre tastes. However, I will also focus mainly on reading the books I have on my shelves and will only be buying new ones on special occasions.
Blogging & Content
As I said, it is a goal of mine to work harder and try more on here, as well as try more on social media. I will also be making a few changes on this blog during the next few months. I feel like I am finally in a place where I am certain about the things that I like, and the things that I want to talk about. I know now that books are a big part of my life, but they are not the only things that I want to create content about. So, this blog will still be about books, but it will also be about my major love of stories, no matter the format.
During the last few years, I’ve been rediscovering my love of books and writing, but I have also opened myself up to other things too; like photography, art, cosplay, fashion, mental health, TV series, yoga, witchy things and blogging itself. I just was not confident enough to talk about these things, as I was too caught up in perfectionism and anxiety. I wanted to feel like an expert; like I could be in a position where I would not be questioned, but the reality is… there is always going to be someone that will. There will always be people who are not going to like me or what I have to say, and I am accepting that. If the last few years have taught me anything, it’s that I have to own my actions and decisions, both the good and the bad; and even if they may disappoint some, I have to accept it.
I am committed now more than ever to focusing on building myself up, as well as focusing on what I can give to others. Which is why this year I will be doing my absolute best to do what I love and be there for the people and communities that I love being a part of, including the Earth. I’m cutting down on the meat that I eat and hoping to transition to vegetarianism completely. I want to be more involved and make a difference. I have been so afraid, but now I know that if I do nothing, that will be even worse.
So, this is to me being more open, more vulnerable, and claiming that as my strength. I hope that you will join me on this journey to see what I can make of myself. I can already tell you that it will be one hell of a ride. And I hope that it will be just as fun for you, dear reader. I know that things are a bit chaotic now, and in a way, there always will be some chaos, but what matters is what I make of it. I hope that things will look up for us all.
What are your intentions for the new year? Are there are goals you have? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,