Earlier in 2016 I made a list of all the things I wanted to do this year. Some were solid goals, and some were a bit more emotional. I set a list, but did I complete anything on it?
To spend at least ten minutes a day commenting on blogs. This really depends on the day, but I’m going to count it as a success anyway. Sure, it’s definitely not every day, but it’s way more than I was reading this time last year! And my follower count has gone up a lot, probably not a coincidence?
Not stress out about challenges. Depending on the challenges I did well! Maybe too well… We’ll see this better in my bookish goals wrap up coming up
Write at least one discussion post a month. Or, you know, change up your whole blog so it’s ALL discussion posts, that’s cool too…
Have my own photos of my books. Yup! I started a bookstagram, and although I’d like to post more (and never completed all those monthly challenges I signed up for), it’s way more than I was taking last year!
Review every book I read. Orrrrr, get rid of your book blog. That works instead, right?
Use categories for all of my posts. Uhh, not really. I planned on adding way more, but it didn’t happen as well as I wanted it to…
Eat breakfast every day. Well….
Get my driver’s licence. Success! I mean, just my learners, but that was the goal. Plus a lot more driving lessons, so YAY ME
Have good time management for school. I kind of countered this by forgetting to care a lot of the time… This is NOT a good tactic. It’s really not!
Learn how to do make-up. Yup! I’m still not amazing, I’m never going to do winged eyeliner or anything like that. But I can put something halfway decent on my face, enough to make me feel confident on a night out
Go swimming at least once a week. HAHAHAHAHAHA
Feel happy and inspired. By applying to uni, re-vamping the blog, making a YouTube channel, branching out in my friend groups, Skyping internet friends for the first time, coming out as bi… I did AMAZINGLY with this one, even if a lot of it is just knowing that next year will be better!
Honestly, I expected this post to be laughing at my failure… I’m impressed by how well I did this year! My goals were just the right amount of ambitious and achievable, which is very important. Hopefully next year is even better!
Did you meet your 2016 resolutions? Or did you fail some on purpose?