It’s time again to look at the goals we may have for the New Year. Like Shannon of It Starts at Midnight, I have to be upfront and admit I’m being lazy and pulling a copy and paste for this from another year. Sort of. Really I am rewriting and reworking things and that’s the way I want it for these 2023 book goals. At the same time, I am becoming a kind of redundant voice with these lists given prior posts I’ve shared. Nonetheless, we’re going to look at our list and see how they translate for this year.🖋️💻📘NEW YEAR. NEW GOALS. NEW BOOK POSSIBILITIES.🖋️💻📘 #GOALS #NEWYEAR #TOPTEN #TOPTENTUESDAY #BOOKLIST #GOALLIST #LIST Click To Tweet
The first day of a New Year is normally just another day for me. I don’t tend to make resolutions or goals or have a word for the year. It’s just never been my thing. Because of this, creating this type of content always seems unnecessary. Since I share that though we forge ahead anyway.
Mostly I think my reason for not doing this is because making any kind of resolution list usually means when I look at it midway through or year end, I’m disappointed when I see what I haven’t accomplished. It’s still fun to see what I’d like to do. Outside of reading, which we ALL know I am not doing, let’s see what past goals I’ve had.
2023 BOOK GOALS
1: BOOK COLLECTION (CULLING)
I want to keep my declutter trend of book culling. Selling them is a very slow process as is donating since the library only wants two boxes at a time. But I continue to keep at it and I need to reorganize my shelves again.
2: DETOX (from SOCIAL MEDIA)
This notion hasn’t changed in the past two or three years. I’m still disenchanted with social media and find it sad how very tied we are to it (and one’s phone, too). Short version is, I’m over places like Instagram which is sad and sometimes I wish I didn’t feel this way since I used to have amazing conversations with fun people.
3: DISCOVER READING (AGAIN)
We all know reading is a problem. We’ll hope it returns in 2023.
4: ENGAGE (MORE!)
One of the things I do love about this space (speaking of this space we’re in right here) is the engagement with the people who take the time to stop here, and leave a comment (even if they didn’t love a movie I did *smile*). Part of this also means visiting all of the spaces of the wonderful people who show that time here. I want to show that I appreciate this by replying promptly and visiting other blogs, too.
5: INVEST (in THIS SPACE)
I’m ready to continue to make this space better. To grow and find more creative ways to make this a space readers can enjoy. Part of this looks like change… which I hope to put in play sooner rather than later.
6: TIME (SPENT WISELY)
This is more personal, but also circles back to social media. When I first started on Twitter, I was very much a part of the bookish part of the platform to the point of responding within hours and keeping my timeline “clear.” This isn’t true now since I can go weeks without clearing that. It’s not “good” to those I enjoy chatting with, but I’d rather invest my time in good conversation here versus a place that isn’t kind to anyone who differs from their opinion.
All this to say, I want to be more aware of how much time I spend engaging in this space, which I do love, and living, growing and learning in life.
Thank you all so much for being here! I’m grateful. I appreciate that you spend the time here. I know I don’t always return the favor in a prompt manner, but I look forward to visit your spaces.
Whatever our 2023 resolutions are, I hope we go into it wanting good change and learn more about hobbies or topics we find interesting. I hope we spend more time with the people who invest in us, so that we too can invest in them. Take actual photos, get outside, read the book, make the change and enjoy all the laughs.
What about you? What are some of your 2023 book resolutions (or any)? Do you like new year goals or are you more of a day-by-day kind of person? What do you plan to accomplish with your reading plans this year? Comment all of your thoughts in the comment section. I’d love to chat with you on this subject.
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