I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions. In my life I have successful "resolved" twice--once was to floss regularly and the second was to make my bed every day in 2012. True, there were many, many times that I made my bed and then promptly got into for the night, but I did make the bed!
Anyway, while I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions, I do believe in setting goals. So, in that spirit, here are my goals relating to this blog:
Read at least 6 hours a week
When I was working and commuting, I had an hour and a half each day to read while on the train. I would also read in the evenings and, at times, during my lunch break at work. Once I became a stay at home Mommy (especially one with mobile children) my reading time has become much, much tighter. I think 6 hours is a reasonable goal--I try to read every evening before bed and if I can get an hour most nights, that would be my goal.
Complete at least 51 books this year
Notice I said "complete." I am reading a pretty lengthy book right now and I want to count it in 2013!
I really questioned myself about this goal. I had 50 books for 2012 and it added a lot of reading stress at the end of the year. However, the goal itself really kept me on track with me reading through the entire year, so I'm going to give it another shot.
Post at least 150 times this year
That's a little less than 3 times a week...it shouldn't be hard, right? And, hey, here's post #1. Only 149 more to go!
Write a "personal post" at least twice a month
Ideally, I would do this on a weekly basis, but let's stay in reality, okay? The kind of post I'm talking about is a simple update on what is going on in my life outside of a book. Yes, the mundane stuff.
So, there you go. Happy New Year to you all and good luck with your own goals for 2013.