Hey guys!! Today I am here to share with you all of my goals for 2019!

So 2018 was a big year for me. I went through a lot of changes in my life from focusing more on school to getting a job. It was one hell of a year.

And I feel like 2019 might be the same way.

With that said, here are all of my goals for this year and some of the reasons why I want to achieve them!

Reading

  • Goodreads reading challenge: 30 books
  • Get back on track with review books: As most book reviewers do, I get emails on an almost weekly basis from publishers and authors asking me to review books. I am forever grateful for those who have reached out. Unfortunately, I have the habit of saying yes to basically every single on of them so this year is going to be the year (if it is the last thing I do) to catch up on all of those that I have yet to read.
  • Read more local authors: In the past I have always made it a priority to read from all over the world. These past 2 years I’ve wanted to read more from my own little corner of the world. New England isn’t a place where you find many big name authors from. So reading books from those authors is a big goal of mine. Make those names more well known. I did pretty well at it in 2018 and hopefully it will be the same in 2019.
  • Read 10 ebooks
  • Read 10 audio books
  • Read half of Stephen King’s published work: King became one of my favorite authors of all time in 2018. His collection of work is huge with over 70 books out in the world. If I could read half of those books this year, it would be amazing.
  • Get my TBR down to 25 books: this is mostly my physical TBR. At this point I have run out of space completely on my TBR shelf so I really need to get it down to a smaller size.
  • Be more selective with the books that I accept for review: This goes back to managing to get all of my review books read that I already own. This year I’m really going to have to think to myself when I receive an email for an author or publisher if it is something I really want to read or do I just say yes because its a free book. If I don’t accept your book for review, please don’t take it personally. It’s just the way it has to be this year and I will be more than happy to work with you in the future
  • Go to a book signing
  • Make Boston a more bookish city: Going back to what I said with reading more local authors, Boston/New England isn’t a huge bookish city. We don’t have many big name authors here and we don’t have many book signings for here for authors that I love. This year, I hope that can change and we can bring more authors to the area.

Social Media

  • Hit 1k subscribers on YouTube: I’ve had this blog and my YouTube channel for almost 3 years and I’ve been on YouTube in total for close to 8. During that time, I have NEVER been in it for the subscriber count or the money or any of those things. I’ve always done it just for fun. But I will say it is fun to see your channel grow over time. If we could hit 1k this year that would be amazing but not matter what, I am grateful for no matter how many subscribers I have. You can check out my channel here!
  • Be more active on the blog: Last year, I feel like I wasn’t active here on the blog as much as I have been in the past. I let me YouTube channel and work kind of get the best of me. This year I am going to change that. I am going to try and post on here AT LEAST 3 times a week.
  • Do one review a month (on YouTube)
  • Co-host or create a read-a-thon
  • Be more active on my DIY channel: I really haven’t used this channel much since 2017 but I definitely want to change that this year (if you are interested in checking it out, you can find it here!)
  • Do a stream on Twitch: to be able to show you guys more of the gaming side of my life!

Writing

  • Keep working on my fantasy novel: this is a project that I have been working on for the past 2 years. I’ve talked about it a few times here on the blog and on YouTube. I’ve started it and restarted it multiple times. This year is going to be the year that I finally finish it.
  • Start my contemporary project: came up with this idea back in the summer of last year. Would love to at least start it this year.
  • Do more writing-related posts and videos: besides the posts and videos that I have done  the past 2 Novembers during NaNoWriMo, I haven’t made many dedicated posts talking about writing. That is also something I want to change this year.

Personal/Life

  • Lose at least 50 pounds: I’ve struggled with my weight for over 10 years. Every year I try to accomplish this goal and have failed every time. Last year I got off to a strong start. Hopefully that will be the same this year.
  • Learn a language

So those are my main goals for this year. Yes, there is a ton of them. Will I accomplish all of them? Most likely not. But I can try.

What are some of your goals for this year? Let me know in the comments!!

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