I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. I never have. I’ve always believed that if you want to lose those 10 pounds our save for a trip you’d do it, instead of waiting for New Years to make some big shebang about it. So this isn’t a list of “resolutions”. There will be none of that. This is a list of GOALS and DREAMS for 2014. Every goal may not be met, but I’m going to bust my ass to get as close to every goal I set.
1. Have a NetGalley Feedback to Approval ratio of 85%.
When I first started blogging I went request crazy on NetGalley and my very pathetic feedback to approval ratio of 31% is proof of that craziness. I’m working on this every day, and my goal is to get to 85% by September. And dammit that is going to happen!
2. Comment on other blogs more.
I’m not saying I’m horrible at commenting now but I could be better. I get so much love here on Read. Sleep. Repeat. and I really want to return that.
3. SUCCESSFULLY participate and complete 2 challenges this year.
4. Reach and MAINTAIN 6,000 page views per month.
As of right now my monthly page views range from 4,000 to 4,500. To me this is a HUGE and humbling thing, and I don’t want to sound greedy but COME ON! How many backflips would I do if I reach 6k a month?! If I could do a backflip of course.
5. Record vlogs.
I used to record vlogs all the time! It’s actually one of my favorite things to do. But for some reason I fell off, and I hate that because it really was a lot of fun.
I don’t think any of these are impossible. It may take a little time and a lot of work but I’m positive I can reach these. But now on to the hard goals:
If you’ve been around the Read. Sleep. Repeat. block before you know every post I do is personal. I’ve never thought to separate my personal life from my blogging life and I hope that you all can see that through my reviews and discussions. That being said, I’m going to try and stay away from the heavy stuff but still share my personal hopes and goals for 2014.
1. Take care of ME.
I have a habit of putting everyone ahead of me. I’m not completely selfless but if someone is hurting or needs help I put on my mother hen hat and do whatever I have to do to take care of them. In 2014 I need to stop. I need to learn how to say “no I don’t want to babysit today is my day”. I have to occasionally stop and remember that I shouldn’t feel bad for wanting to get away and go get a pedicure, or go to the movies, or out to dinner.
2. Get back in shape!
This isn’t a “lose 20 pounds” kind of goal. I think I’m absolutely perfect with my wide hips, bootylicious thighs and DDD’s, but I would love to be able to chase my kid around without huffing and puffing like the big bad wolf. I used to walk 5 miles to school in about 45minutes. I can barely walk one in that same amount of time today.
Mini me and I are moving back to Ohio. I hate the thought of leaving Georgia but shit happens and there’s nothing you can do about it. My plan is to stay with my sister, save my money and buy a house for Ayanna and I. I probably will wind up saving for the entire year and for at least the first half of 2015 but hard work and pinching pennies isn’t something I’m afraid of.
And that’s basically it. I’m not trying to bring about world peace, or fill Mother Teresa’s shoes but I have a bumpy road ahead of me and I’m excited to show a lot of people that they suck it! 😉