I have to admit, 2018 was a rocky year for me. So many things happened! I graduated college, started my first job, had some roundtrips to the hospital (not just for me, my direct family too), but all in all, it was a great year!
But now it’s 2019 and I need to think about this years goals. I have been thinking about them, my life goals, my book-related goals. And what better way to try and reach those goals then to publish them here so everyone can check up on me and guilt me into doing the ones I don’t want to do.
My reading goals for this year are pretty simple and directed to accomplish a few goals, which all basically point to one big goal: getting rid of my huge tbr pile. I plan to do that by:
- reading at least one book a week
- not buying books unless it’s a special edition, or I need to complete a series I already own (subscription boxes are excluded from this)
- stop reading from my e-reader and instead focus on my physical copies
Reading one book a week may not seem like a lot, but as I will explain later I won’t have much free time on weekdays. But I hope to at least finish one. Of course I want to read more and if I do it’s a bonus, but I have so much to do already, I just don’t want to put too much pressure on what should be something I do to relax!
I started my first ‘real’ job in November! I’ve worked retail since I’ve been 16, so I’ve always been busy. First when I was in highschool, and then during college. When I was graduating I even worked two jobs (one being at night so it kinda worked but I was always tired)! But now I have the weekends off and I can read during my commute to work. I do have some goals to make the most of my first year at this new company:
- accompany colleagues on quickscans
- do batwork in the summer
- work on my writing skills (I haven’t written offical reports in Dutch in years)
- ASK QUESTIONS DAMNIT.
I sometimes have a hard time asking for help when I need it because I don’t want to come across like I don’t understand things. But in this business, time is money and I can afford to waste it.
My personal goals are mainly to ensure that I don’t lose my way working a 40h job while I also have to take care of myself. The past few months have been hard, I had surgery, my dad had surgery, the mental state of my family hasn’t really been improving after it being torn down to the ground. So these are goals for me, that I have to reach in order to survive the year:
- have one night a week (at least) where I do nothing but sit on the couch to catch up on my tv series
- plan more dates with friends
- or actual dates-dates
- prepare food for multiple days during the weekend so I’m less stressed when I come home after work
- sleep an average of 6-7 hours a night
I pretty much suck when it comes to sleep. I’ve had months in college where I didn’t sleep for more than 4 hours a night. While I got used to it after a while, I’m now older and I have more responsibility. I can’t afford to not take care of myself. And who doesn’t like sleep, right??
That seems to be the condensed version of my goals for this year! How are things going with you? Have you set any goals for yourself this year? Let me know!
See you next time,