Top Ten Tuesday: Resolutions for 2016!

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I normally keep my resolutions simple and obtainable. There is no point in putting a huge goal in front of me for the year, because chances are it won’t be accomplished. If I keep the small, I keep the fun.

  • Learn Something New – Every year I try to learn a new skill, and it can be anything. Knitting, photoshop, painting, and running a business have all sort of fallen under this desire. I don’t know what I plan to learn this year, but I’m sure it’ll be interesting nonetheless.
  • Read More – This is also on my list pretty much every year, even if I don’t say it is. I never push myself publicly, for instance my Goodreads challenge is always set to 100. But every I try to read more than I did previously.
  • Get Rid of Stressors – 2015 was basically a purge. I blocked people, unfollowed others, and even went as far as to  get rid of them entirely. I’ll probably keep doing that, especially since it’s an election year and life is way to short to listen to people complain about that.
  • Take a Vacation – I didn’t get an official one last year, though I did take 5 days off in December, and I can really tell. I need a break from my every day life in a different place.
  • Find a Job with an Actual Paycheck – So I own a bookstore…which is great, I suppose. But there is one huge drawback that is really screwing with pretty much all aspects of my life and it’s the lack of money. At this point I’m officially looking for something else. If I can keep the bookstore and the other job, great! If not, I’m moving on and making myself financially stable.
  • Get a New Tattoo – I’ve been wanting to get one since I got my first one. I just haven’t been able to make time to do it, or get an appointment scheduled. I have several ideas that I’m pretty set on, it’s just a matter of getting them.
  • Read a Book that Stars with X – Seriously…it’s the one letter on my review pages that doesn’t have anything under it. It’s starting to bum me out.
  • Start Reading Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Again – I use to read literary fiction and nonfiction quite a bit growing up, and then I started branching out into urban fantasy and YA and I haven’t really made a ton of time for it. I got started last year, I want to keep it up this year.
  • Figure Out How to Stand Being Around Children – I’m apparently going to be an aunt sometime this year…and while I’m happy for them, I’m also screaming on the inside because I sort of…hate kids. Well it’s not really sort of, it’s more of I absolutely hate kids. So I have like 7 months to teach myself not to panic or want to slam my head through a wall at the idea of being in the room with one.
  • Be Happier – This is one of the cliche resolutions, but I find it’s one that I work towards even without stating it. I have depression and being happy is somewhat of a warzone for me, I’ve found new ways to cope and new ways to overcome but it’s always an uphill struggle so it stays on the list.
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3 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Resolutions for 2016!

  1. Cheyanne says:

    Hahaha! Kids are kind of terrible sometimes. But maybe when you’re an aunt you’ll learn to love your niece or nephew. Or not. 🙂 Best of luck on the job search! And finding a book that starts with X. I can’t even think of one to suggest!

  2. Ashley says:

    A book that starts with X? I got curious, so I did a Goodreads search. Maybe you’ll find one in this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6946.Titles_That_Begin_With_X
    I honestly didn’t know there were so many. Happy reading!

  3. Maybe you will be able to tolerate one special child. And you will be starting from scratch with them, do it might be nicer then you think! Do you have a list of X books? Happy New Year, Michelle!

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