Happy New Year Everybody!
I hope you all enjoyed however you celebrated, whether that be at home with family, out partying, or both 🙂 ~
I had a wonderful year last year, and I hope you all have as well. It was one of my resolutions last year to finally get around to posting my old work and I managed to successfully do that and so much more; finally using this blog and joining this wonderful community has been a blast.
I had mentioned in the last chapter I posted that I had a few New Year’s resolutions so I figured I’d post them and I’d love to hear some of yours as well if you guys want to share. (For me, writing them out helps me feel more motivated to see them through – it kind of makes me feel accountable should I fail to accomplish some of them XD)
- Finish Sight
If I’m being specific, I really want to get past chapter 18 and if you’ve seen my blogiversay post, you know why. Irregardless of whether I finish the story (which I plan on doing) or not, my greater goal is getting past that cursed number XD
- Read More
I currently have four novels on my bedside table that I’ve bought each time I’ve gone out to the bookstore; forgetting that I already have several I’ve yet to open. They are varying genres from fantasy and romance to science fiction and non-fiction, so I really hope to get around and setting some time aside to start & finish them.
In addition, I always say this, but I’m really set on catching up on all of my fellow bloggers’ stories. I’m terribly slow and while I’ve managed to finish and stay up to date with some, there are others I’ve binged and then halted, leading to sporadic notifications and me struggling to find my place. It’d be sad, really, if I don’t manage to catch up by the end of this year.
- Maintain My Goal Weight
I feel like one of the top things on everyone’s list is to go after that dream bod each year, haha XD But notice I’ve said maintain, and not attain. I actually managed to reach my goal weight this year, but once I succeeded, I kind of felt unmotivated to keep going and then I kind of gained some of it back, haha. So this year I shall amend my last year’s resolution and maintain in addition to staying healthy, because irregardless of numbers or sizes, that’s what matters most~ 🙂
- Socialize More
A lot of my friends have been getting married as of late, and while I don’t feel pressured to be tied down any time soon, seeing them settle down and start families has kind of pushed me to go out and meet more people. I’m a part-time introvert, part-time extrovert, and diligent in managing myself and the friends I currently have, but going out of my way to forge new connections isn’t something I’m the best at so I’d like to accomplish more of that this year.
- Watch More TV/Movies
Lastly, this may seem silly, but I have THE LONGEST list of films and shows I’ve been accumulating over the years, both animated and not, and in multiple languages. I tend to sleep in my free time, haha, so as simple as it may seem, I’d like to dedicate some time each week to watch an episode of a show or a film to finally make a dent in that endless list (feel free to give me some suggestions of your own down below I can add 😀 )
I think those five are a solid start; as I go through the year, I tend to replace resolutions I manage to accomplish with new ones. A few friends of mine don’t like to write them out because they feel bitter if and when they are unsuccessful, but I think that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Eventually is a better than never, and if you don’t manage to get it done, there’s always next year!
p.s That thing I promised in addition to this post can be found below~ They are the photos Cailean took in Bayville in Chapter 13
Some of you *cough* Jowita *cough* managed to guess why he was reluctant to show them to Aislyn. There weren’t that many and I had planned to include them in the chapter, but I figured it would be overkill since it was already so long so I shall share them here. Enjoy~
I appreciate all of you stopping by and I look forward to seeing where everyone’s stories go
May we all have a year full of health and happiness.
As always, Take care~