Last year I decided not to make any New Year Resolutions, short of a few reading challenges.
This year I've decided that it might be a good idea to make a few New Year Wishes, that I can see if I've completed at the end of the year.
Why not resolutions? Because resolutions suggest that I have to keep them, and that doing so is meant to be hard work. Wishes sounds less challenging, less like goal setting, and more celebratory should I achieve them. Plus, whilst I need to try my best that doesn't have to be hard.
So here are my 4 blogging 'wishes':
- To look ahead in my reading to the next month's theme so that I always have something to post.
- To schedule posts in advance so that I have no more than 1 day a week where I miss posting.
- To update my reading challenge progress at least every 2 months.
- To remember to add a picture and question to my posts. I'm told this a good way of helping you, my readers, to enjoy them just a little bit more.
My 3 reading 'wishes':
- Never to feel forced to read a certain book, or keep reading until the end of it.
- To complete at least 1 reading challenge (set by myself or others).
- To read some more 'Ursual Le Guin' and 'Jasper Fforde' books- I seem to have neglected these recently.
My 5 fitness 'wishes':
- To go to the gym 2 or 3 times each week.
- To keep a track of when I go to the gym, and my weight loss.
- To weigh myself once a week.
- To keep a range of healthy snacks in the house, and get rid of the chocolate.
- To go walking at least one day in the Easter holidays, and twice in the summer holidays.
My 4 writing 'wishes':
- To attend my first writing course.
- To write a least a paragraph each month.
- To write an original character into a story.
- To post at least one short story on my writing blog.
My 4 music 'wishes':
- To do some more conducting.
- To perform a horn solo.
- To perform a singing solo.
- To learn to play the cornet.
Wow, I didn't realise how much I wanted to achieve. Wish me luck.
What are your New Year Wishes?