2013 Goal: Finish the #50BookPledge

Goal 1: #50BookPledge

Goal 1: #50BookPledge

So I know this is really late (like a whole month late) but I decided to go ahead and post my goals for 2013. A goal (or more if they’re related and I can cram them into one post) per entry.

Goal #1: Finish the #50BookPledge.

I’m not going to go in depth on what the #50BookPledge is all about (you can read about it in my #50bookpledge 2012 Master List). Basically, the #50BookPledge is a pledge to read 50 books before the year ends. It’s not a strict program where you have to read exactly 50 books. If you’re a quick reader and you can read a book a day, by all means do so. If 12 is all you can manage in a year, then go for it. The whole point is to make reading part of your life.

Apart from reading 50 books before the year ends, I also plan on giving short pseudo-reviews for the books I’ve read. Instead of having one entry per book though, I’m going to have them per month. I tried giving each book an entry last year but I wasn’t able to blog about the books after my 24th one. I found myself too busy. So, to make blogging about my #50BookPledge more manageable, I’ve decided to just have them grouped per month. Also, my pseudo-reviews will be shorter (kind of like quickie reviews) so that I don’t feel too pressured by my writing.

I’ll try to blog about the January books sometime in the coming week. I hope you’ll stick around for that. 🙂

Anyway, time for me to go. Until next time dear readers.

♥ Niece

PS. You can check out my 2013 #50BookPledge Bookshelf while I haven’t set up the master list here on my blog. 🙂

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year dearest readers! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

It was a fun 2012 for sure, despite the problems that I encountered along the way. I think that the year 2012 was a good start on my road to self-discovery (not that I was even aware I started embarking on such a journey. :P) and I’ve been learning more about myself and my strengths and weaknesses. In my heart, I just know that 2013 will be more awesome that 2012 was. 🙂

I was deciding whether to include this year’s New Year’s resolutions in this entry but I think that I should reflect on what I really want to accomplish for this year. This year, I don’t want to make resolutions just willy-nilly. I want to be able to measure the success of this year’s resolutions so that I can gauge accurately whether or not I’m making progress. And it would be easy to determine what steps to take to be able to achieve that goal in case I’m behind.

For example, one of my goals for this year is to lose weight (as if it isn’t every year). But now I know that if I don’t include how many pounds I want (need?) to lose and by when I want to lose them, I’ll probably end up not fulfilling that resolution (again). I want my New Year’s resolutions to be like goals we set at work. I know that if I do that, the probability of me actually completing my goals are higher.

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I want to start 2013 right. And what better way to start it than by making sure this year’s resolutions are well thought of, right? Hopefully, with this kind of preparation and mindset, I’ll be able to fulfill most, if not all, of the goals I’ll be setting this year. 🙂 Yes to positivity and no to passivity. 😀

I’ve quite a bit of reflecting to do so I’ll take my leave now. Until next time dear readers. (^^)/~~

HAPPY NEW YEAR! o((*^▽^*))o

♥ Niece