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Goals for 2014

I hope you have all gorged yourself on turkey and mince pies, whiled away the days with the people you love and have generally had a FANTABOLOUS Christmas. And I also hope you have a splendid News Years Eve and a truely magical start to 2014.

To see 2013 off, I thought I’d do the obligatory resolutions post, mainly because I love these posts! So first of all I’m going to have a look at the goals I set for myself last year:

Bookish Resolutions

  1. I am going to aim to read 50 books this year, which is the same aim as last year, but this year I have got the added pressure of tonnes of uni work! – I have read over 50 books this year so I have completed this goal! I actually raised my goal to 100 on Goodreads and I am a bit behind so I need to have a last minute sprint to catch up! I’m really pleased with the amount I read this year though, I feel like I discovered some real gems of books and authors this year.
  2. I want to read more classic novels.  – I think I made some headway on this goal (I read pride and prejudice and sense and sensibility) but I definitely want to read more.
  3. I want to read the books I already have before buying more –
    COMPLETELY failed at this one – I have a HUMUNGOUS book pile at the moment due to my book buying!
  4. I want to start listening to audiobooks – After a few false starts, I really got into listening to books on my Ipad this year. Definitely something I want to continue.
  5. I want to visit the library more often, and shop at independent bookshops more too. – ashamedly I didn’t complete this goal either. I need to go to the library soon though, so hopefully 2014 will be the year I become a frequent visitor.

Writing Resolutions

  1. I want to write whatever I want to write at that moment and be more flexible with my writing. – I love this goal – it’s such a good one to have and I think it really helped me in developing and maturing as a writer! Good thinking, past Laura!!
  2. I want to write frequently. – This one was a bit on and off. I almost hardly wrote from February to April, mainly because of my exams. I wrote loads during the summer and then not much since I started Uni again!
  3. I want to finish redrafting my project and move on – I finished that project and have locked it in my drawer and am currently working on the first draft of a MG fantasy that I’m very excited abou!!

Tea Resolutions

  1. DRINK MORE – I am still an obsessive tea drinker *takes sip of tea*
  2. DRINK DECAFF!! – Actually I am crazy about Earl Gray tea at the mo (I know I can’t get any more British) so De-caff it is!

Life Resolutions

  1. Stop spending money!! Save for a rainy day – Yeah, I’m still a spender! This one did not go very well for me this year!
  2. Be more spontaneous – I’m pretty proud to say, that as someone who loves order and careful planning, I’ve let myself go and have been a lot more spontaneous this year!
  3. Have fun!! – I have to say, although this is the biggest cliche going, 2013 has been the best year yet for me. I had a tonne of fun with my lovely friends and family, read loads of great books and generally had a blast. I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

So that is the 2013 resolutions out of the way  – I think I did pretty well! Anyway on with my new year goals for 2014.

Books

  1. Read more classics – I want to read 6 this year!
  2. Read some upcoming 2014 movie adaptations (I’m looking at you Vampire Academy!!) – I hate watching films based on books if I haven’t read the book first!!
  3. Have a, very loose, theme for each month. One of my favourite Book-Tubers, The Readables, does this and I think it’s so cool!
  4. Read more debuts!
  5. Continue listening to Audiobooks – my goal for 2014 is 6
  6. Be up to date of A Song of Ice and Fire

Blog

  1. Be more consistent with my blogging – I have been very bad these past few months and I need to get more organised with my blogging schedule.
  2. Blog about what I want to – I feel like my little blog had a bit of an identity crisis this year, but in 2014 I want to branch out a little and blog about anything and everything that I want to!
  3. Get better at Social Networking – I think I am finally getting the hang of and becoming obsessed with twitter! I want to continue that in 2014!!
  4. Take more pictures on my blog.
  5. Do a givaway!

Life

  1. Spend time on hobbies other than reading and writing, because sometimes they take over my life!
  2. Finish my draft of my current project!
  3. Finish (and pass) my second year at Uni
  4. Be less of a negative nelly!!

 

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