We have reach the ‘Wednesday’ of the year, the mid-way point, the ‘holy cow its July already?’ moment. As such I wanted to look back on my resolutions and see if I still feel the same way I did six months ago and what progress I’ve made. You can see my original post from January here Top Ten Tuesday: Resolutions
Resolution #1 – Read My Own Books
Of the 46 books I have read so far, 17 of those are books I owned at the beginning of the year. If you asked me before I checked Goodreads and added them up I honestly thought I had done better. I was hoping half of the books I read in 2016 would be books I already owned but there is still 6 months to change that!
Resolution #2 – Keep A Reading Journal
Yeah… I quickly lost interest in this one. I am terrible for keeping notes while I read and just write reviews by the seat of my pants so I can say that this resolution is a fail!
Resolution #3 – Change Things Up aka Read Outside My Comfort Zone
This I can proudly say I have accomplished. I would still like to read some non-fiction this year though.
Resolution #4 – Wrap Things Up aka Finish Previously Started Series
Well – I finished one?… That would be The Abhorsen Trilogy, which was really good. I was aiming to finish 7+ series this year so I guess I know what the second half of 2016 will be dedicated to, which is good because that mostly ties in with #1
Resolution #5 – Learn
I wanted to learn more about blogging and ask more questions. I’m not sure that I did this very much but what I need do was find myself comfortable with my blog; it’s appearance and it’s content. I’m happy with that.
Resolution #6 – Map The Books
So here was a little project that I thought would be amazing to unveil at the end of the year. I admit I have not started it but I have been collecting maps from each book and fully intend to fulfill this resolution.
Resolution #7 – Attend Yallwest/fest
I DID! And it was amazing. Beyond my expectations! If you haven’t read it, check out my blog post all about the experience. The #Yallwest Experience
Resolution #8 – Nanowrimo
There have been Nanowrimo camps I could have participated in but I was really aiming for November which we havent come to yet so this one isnt a success or a fail – yet
Resolution #9 – Return To Running
…okay so I didn’t. However, please refer to #10 and know that I JUST unpacked the last box that was piled on top of my treadmill.
Resolution #10 – Buy A House
I couldn’t buy a house because I chose to return to work after Maternity leave on an on-call basis. Instead I found a lovely 3 bedroom for my dog, my son and I to rent and we are settling in nicely. I think this is roughly our two month anniversary in our new place. (YAY!) And I just got new bookshelves so I would say this resolution is a huge success.
So… I can’t say that there are great big check marks on this 2016 to-do list but I am very happy with how far I’ve
come this year and with the direction I am taking. I really want to know how all of you are doing with your goals and/or plans for the year. So please fill me in, and thanks for reading.