Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolutions/Goals for 2012

It's that time of year again. Sometimes, I dread making New Year's resolutions, sometimes I like it. It's a fresh start, a chance to try again, or to try new things. I don't always stick with my resolutions but that's okay. I have a few different resolutions/goals for 2012, some reading related, some personal.

Reading Goals:
  • Read for 1 hour each day: I attempted this in 2011 with my boyfriend as a way to get us to read together but it didn't last long. I'm going to go for it this year. I may allow myself to read in blocks or add time to other days to make up for the days where I just can't manage to squeeze the hour in.
  • Read at least 10 percent more books than I read in 2011. I have read 104 books this year, so 2012's goal should be somewhere around 111 at least, though with one of the challenges I'm doing if I were to complete that, I would reach 150
  • Read at least 35000 pages this year
  • Use my book journal more often when reading to make writing reviews easier, and so I don't forget key points or quotes that stick out
Personal goals:
  • Get a job that I enjoy
  • Become more active- Planning on buying a pedometer to help with this and keep track of fitness info
  • Lose Weight -I'm not overweight by any means but I've moved up over the last year and a half and I want to be back down where I was at
  • Continue baking/cooking (Without being counter intuitive to my weight loss goals)
  • Drink more water
  • Write More Often: Writing is both recreational and therapeutic and I've been neglecting it lately.
  • Buy a netbook -my big clunky computer is heavy and I want something slightly more portable
These are just some of my resolutions though I'm sure I could come up with some others if I gave it some more thought. What are some of your goals for the new year?

Happy 2012 everyone!


Jennifer said...

Hey Melissa, I really like what you have done with your blog. Looks really nice. =)

Melissa said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Daydreaming_Star said...

Good Luck on all of your resolutions! I agree with writing more often! That was on my resolutions this year as well! :-)

You asked how I liked Netgalley and I thought it would be easier to reply here.

I'm still new to Netgalley myself and you really have to go through the publisher requests to make sure you have everything they need (a lot prefer your blog to be running for six months or more) but once you've done that and put things out in separate lists, it's really easy to use. You simply request a title and then get an e-mail to say whether your request has been approved or not. Then you get a download link to the e-book and that's as far as I've got but you then read, accept or deny the review and then write it :-)
Hope that helps you somewhat!

A Daydreamer's Thoughs

Melissa said...

Thanks Faye!

And thanks for explaining Netgalley to me as well. I'll probably give it a try starting in February as this month is going to be a bit hectic for me.