Random Quote of the Day: “Of those who say nothing, few are silent.” – Thomas Neill
Hello sunshines! 🔆 Happy First Day of 2017! I thought I’d start this year off right with my 2017 Goals & Challenges, just to
make it look like I actually have something to do with my life have something to look forward to at the end of the year!
Reach 600 WordPress followers! I am currently at 439 WP followers — 1,159 if you are taking into consideration my Twitter followers.
Blog at-least 3-4 times a week! I did exceptionally well last year with this goal set at 2-3 times a week (except those few weeks where school got in the way), so I wanted to increase it a little bit.
Keep my blog clean & organized. Last year, I would get behind and forget to categorize my posts. I already fixed this so it wouldn’t be a hassle, but we all know once the year proceeds, sometimes we get lazy (or is it just me?).
Comment more! This is always a goal of mine, and because of this I will be taking part in the seasonal 2017 Commenting Challenge hosted by Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense. I was too late in signing up for the January Challenge, but I will be signing up for February. Details here.
Read 10 novels! (this is my GR Reading Goal) I know, 10 is such a small number and YOU can probably read 10 novels in a week/month. But, I found that setting my goals low and then gradually increasing the goal is the best way to not get discouraged. So, 10 is the golden number right now! 🙂
Venture outside of my comfort zone. I want to read more classics and novels with diversity. This does include series, just because I was never a series fan unless I owned ALL the books in the series first — then I would read it. This will be represented later on with my Challenges!
Complete the Read The Books You Buy Reading Challenge hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date. I will be striving to read 41-60% of the books I buy, including those bought after July 2016. However, I am only listing novels that I’ve purchased (+ subscription boxes)– not those sent for review, won in a giveaway, or received at a book event. My progress will be documented using Goodreads; you can follow my progress HERE. Details here.
Complete the 2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge hosted by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales & Shelly & Read.Sleep.Repeat. I am really excited to start this challenge, and if you are unaware of this Challenge, check it out HERE. You can follow my progress HERE.
Get a job & my driving permit/license! I’m 16 and I still have yet to get both of those. My license will take a while, but as for a job & permit, I can get those mid-2017 (or will try to).
Limit my spending (especially for books). I’m putting myself on restriction and ONLY buying books maybe every 2-3 months. This shall be interesting…
Balance life, blogging, and reading. Once again, a constant goal of mine just because time management is a struggle. Next mid-year, I’ll be entering my Senior year of high school, so we’ll see how this goal goes xD
Go to YALLWest 2017, The Bay Area Book Festival 2017, and many more book events! I’m really stoked that I already have events planned for January — a blogger & author speaking panel & a blogger & author brunch!
Be completely vegetarian! Since July 2016, I was a pescatarian. But, I’ve decided that one of my 2017 resolutions is to go big or go home — no seafood!! This will be difficult for me, since I’ve found many meals that include fish, tuna, etc. So, again, we’ll see how this goes. RECIPES ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!!!
I tried to stay within reasonable grounds for my goals, so I listed 4-5 goals for each aspect of my life. 2017 should be interesting! 😁
What are your plans/goals for 2017? Do you have any vegetarian recipes? What challenges are you joining? Chat with me in the comments because your voice matters! 💬
Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…
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