Lilly’s 2018 Resolutions

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A little bit late in January I decided to put on paper my goals when it comes to my book blogging activity. Since I am trying to optimize my free time and to use it wisely, I need some planning ahead, or at least some guide lines. So here is what I plan to do in 2018, bookwise:

  1. Follow these resolutions! Because I have a tendency to make lists, then not follow them…
  2. Reducing the TBR pile is a MUST – finishing all outstanding books from 2016 and 2017
  3. Buy a domain for my blog – because it’s time
  4. Dedicate more time to graphics for my articles – maybe buy some Time from the supermarket…coz it’s a rare commodity
  5. Write at least one article per week that is not a book review – chances are I will forget to do that
  6. Write reviews for all the books I read – MUST
  7. Read more classics – there are a lot of classics I have not read… need to start that
  8. Read more books outside my comfort zone – which is now mostly Romance
  9. Buy more bookish goodies
  10. Read at least a few nonfiction books
  11. Keep the blog and books organized

Yup… these are my 10 resolutions. I want to respect the first one, and follow all of them. They don’t seem so difficult, do they?

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Books, books, books and then more books. Bla bla bla! How about something else? Here is what I plan to do, outside these paper or electronic amount of words:

  1. Read at least 100 books

Oh, sorry, no bookish stuff. Ok, here we go:

  1. Finish all my crochet projects. I have an entire basket of projects I’ve started for a couple of years now and I must finish all of them before starting a new one
  1. Finish all my sewing projects: same as my crochet stuff, I have a lot of sewing projects that I’ve started ages ago and they are still standing there, occupying space…
  1. Keep on practicing sewing. I am not an expert at all, but I like sewing and unfortunately I have not touched my sewing machine in months. That needs to change
  1. Crochet a sweater. My worst fear: sleeves, neckline, any part that is not a square and involves increase or decrease
  1. Learning hand embroidery. I like it a lot and I hope to learn it and use it for my other projects
  1. Post one non-bookish article a month: let’s get to know each other a little better.
  1. Start a clothes up cycling project: I have a lot of shirts and T-shirts I don’t wear or like that much. So maybe I can try and change them a little (Alarm bells! Danger ahead, proceed with caution!)
  1. Experiment more with cooking: I love cooking, but I usually stick to the few recipes I know well. It’s time to prepare something new
  1. Take more pictures (preferably good ones): I love photography and it’s an activity that relaxes me very much. So I need to do it more
  1. Become a better version of myself: more organized, more relaxed, do my best to keep that negative energy at bay

These are my hobbies, besides books. I hope to find the time to enjoy them more and explore that creative side … that I’m not sure I have, but anyway… Let me know in the comments below what are your hobbies and how you manage to combine them with reading. Until next time, happy reading!

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