Monday, January 5, 2015

Goals and Plans for 2015

So my end of 2014 plans didn't go quite as I had planned - I had hoped to get all my reviews for last year finished up and posted and stay consistent during my three weeks off from work.  I got a few reviews posted and stayed consistent for a week or two, but ran out of steam and gave up for the last week.  But it's a new year so I'm claiming a new start!  

This year I've got two specific goals:

  1. Read at least 150 books.  I know I can easily make this number and I'll reevaluate throughout the year as needed, but that's one specific number goal.
  2. My friend Jacki and I are going to use her completion of the Presidential Challenge as a reason to buy a new set of books start a new challenge.  We'll be starting with the letter A and working our way through the Penguin Drop Caps series.  We'll read one classic each month and at the end of the challenge have a gorgeous set of books to display.  I've ordered my first book (Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice) and I'm waiting on it to arrive.
And a few more vague goals:
  1. Go ahead and get my 2014 unfinished reviews written.  The ones that aren't on a deadline can be posted throughout the year when I need filler/don't feel like writing anything new.
  2. Stay on top of my reviews in 2015.  I don't have a plan for this and resolving not to accept books or not to request from NetGalley or (gasp) not to buy books never works.  So I've got no method planned for doing this, but it's still something that would be nice.  I did buy a nice new 2015 planner, so maybe owning that will help?  I mean, I'll actually have to break down and use it instead of just looking at it, but I swear this year I'll change!
And personal goals
  1. Stay in touch with my niece and nephews by Face Timing weekly (if they'll let me) and visiting as often as I can afford to.
  2. Keep going with yoga.  I will admit that yes, I do have a goal weight/size in mind and that achieving that is important to me, but I'm not sharing either number and I'm hoping to focus more on building my endurance and improving my asanas.  Weight loss will definitely help with that, but the goal is to feel better and continually improve my practice, not to just lose weight.
Anyone else have any reading or personal goals for the upcoming year?


  1. Good luck with the goals. I guess I don't set them as specifically as you.

    1. That's funny - I felt like I was completely vague about them this year!