2014 New Year’s Resolutions

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Well, it’s that time of year again, friends. The time that we all reflect on our past year and how it didn’t go how we had planned, and that we realize it never goes as we had planned. And then, after we have thought long and hard about 2013, we decide that we are going to make some serious changes in 2014. We are going to follow through with out plans! WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN! At least, this is how the year always starts out for me. I’m all gung-ho about my resolutions, and I stick with them too! For about a week or two… and then it’s back to square one. But this  year I’m feeling good. I feel like 2014 is going to be a good year for me, I don’t know why. It’s just sort of a gut feeling. So, I’ve made some resolutions that I plan on keeping, and I feel that with support from my family, friends, and all of you that I can keep them! Without further ado, my resolutions for 2014 are….. *drumroll*

be healthier

Oh yes, I’m starting off with the most cliche New Year’s Resolution in the book. I think I’ve made this resolution every year for the past 5 years at least. But this year is different. This year, I am not going at it alone. Me and my friends from school have decided to sit down and make a schedule of when we can all hit the gym this coming term. We are going to motivate each other to go, and when we can’t go together, I’m going to make sure to try and do something fun in my dorm room, like Blogilates!

Another thing: when I say be healthier I don’t just mean that I am going to try and go to the gym 6 out of 7 days a week. For me, that is unrealistic. I am going to try and keep up this resolution by going to the gym 3-4 times a week, by doing some Bloglilates when I can’t make it, and by generally eating healthier and living a healthier lifestyle. I think that this year I’ll be able to do it!!!

quote journal

This isn’t really a major resolution, but it is something I want to start. I recently bought a really cute Ryan Gosling notebook and need a use for it, and I think that it would be perfect for a quote journal! I mean, I try to keep notes on the books I am reading in a little moleskin notebook, and always try to use one page per book. So, writing quotes in there takes up space and so I am hesitant to do so. But with a spare notebook set aside just for quotes, I’m excited to start recording my faves!

get organized

This is a resolution that I really need to follow through with.  Time management has always been a bit of an issue for me, and I am determined to right myself this year. I bought myself a large desk calendar as per Octavia’s recommendation, and have already begun to fill in the dates. This year I plan on working extra hard to fit in blogging with my school work.  I know it’s possible, and it’s something I really want to do, I just didn’t work hard enough at it last term. I also am going to really focus on staying organized with my school work as well. This term went okay, but it didn’t go quite as well as I had planned. So, using this calendar I am going to make sure I have plenty of time to get all of my assignments done, do extra study work, and spend some time relaxing and blogging to have some fun.

read 60 books

Last year my goal was to read 50 books, and I read 55. This year my goal is to read 60 books, so wish me luck!!!

So, do you have any New Year’s Resolutions? Have any tips for helping me succeed with mine? Leave me a comment below!

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Happy Birthday to Me + My Very First Giveaway!

Well, today is the day I turn 19!!! I thought I would use today to write a post about the wonderful time I’ve had blogging so far, and make a few special shoutouts to some of my favourite bloggers and their blogs.

I started by blog on March 8, 2013, which was exactly 44 short days ago. It has been a blast! I can honestly say that starting this book blog has been one of the best decisions of my life. It has allowed me to delve deeper into the books I am reading, and appreciate them more. It’s given me and outlet to write just for me, something that I’ve never done before. Any time I ever had to write something, it was always for school, and it was something I was being told to write. And most importantly, having this blog has allowed me to make so many great new friends out there in the blogosphere!

I’m going to take a little bit of time now to talk about them: Continue reading