This year for the first time I set a few reading/blogging goals and I thought since we are now mid way through 2019 I would do a quick update, see how I am going and what I need to work on for the second half of the year!
My first goal was to continue blogging every weekday and try to produce more fun detailed content – I think I am doing very well with this goal! I don’t think I’ve missed any postings this year which is a win for me and I do feel like I’ve been branching out more and doing some different posts than what I would usually.
The second goal was to read more books that I actually interest me – I think I have definitely gotten out of my habit of just buying books that are super hyped even though I am not interested in actually reading it. Finally going back and utilising my library has been a great means of opening up my TBR and having a lot more options for me to peruse and see what I actually want to read. Also implementing mood reading instead of having a set TBR each month has had a great impact on my reading output!
The next goal was my Goodreads Reading Goal for 2019 which I set at 100 books – I have currently read 89 books in 2019 so far, so I am well on my way to smashing this goal which is really exciting for me!
The fourth goal I set for myself in 2019 is to find a balance between reading/blogging and life – This unfortunately is where I haven’t had the most success. I still feel like I am putting my reading before my health and responsibilities. I have a full time job so at the end of the day when I get home I find I am just shirking everything I really need to do to just sit down and read. I may need to implement some scheduled reading times everyday or have a to-do list I need to complete of an afternoon before I allow myself to be lost in a book!
The last goal I set for myself this year is to just be happy – So far this year has been a bit of a funny one. It seems like so much has changed and also not much has changed either if that makes sense. All I do know is that reading and blogging being a constant in my life has really brought me a sense of peace and calm!