Every year around this time I start reading everyone's New Year's Resolutions and I think to myself, ugh. No.
I decided a long time ago that resolutions don't work for me.
Neither do goals. Or lists. Or really planning of any kind. (Sorry Hannah)
I guess it's just something to do with my personality. If I say I'm going to do something, I'll do it. So if I don't do it, I don't feel like a failure . . . I feel like a liar. Now this doesn't translate to other people at all. I don't fault others for not reaching their goals or sticking with their resolutions, it's just me personally.
I also find them overwhelming, and just disappointing. Any time I look at the BIG PICTURE I start to panic. I don't want to think about ALL THE BOOKS I'LL READ THIS YEAR. I just want to think about what I'm going to read next. Otherwise I feel like my books are going to eat me alive.
I've actually thought about hiding my TBR pile after I organize it, then "revealing" it to myself by month. That way I don't get stressed out about the amount of books I have to read. AM I CRAZY? Wait. Don't answer that.
The good thing is that I don't tend to stress about things too often. I'm pretty good at spontaneity, and going with the flow. I'm very easy going and not too much gets me upset. The bad thing is, I may forget we have a lunch date, show up late to meetings, and that book I was planning on reading before release? Yeah, it's already out.
I love having planny types in my life to help keep me on track. As long as they don't start pushing me to make a schedule, or ask me what I'm doing three weeks from Tuesday.
Oh yeah, that just reminded me. I think I have a YADC party tomorrow...
Anyway, there's not really a point to this post, other that to say I have no resolutions. But I'm constantly striving to do better, be better, etc. and I'm so thankful for all the people in my life who help to keep me on track! If you're one of those people . . .
What about you? Are you a planner? Did you make resolutions? Do you have reading goals?
Oh, and HAPPY 2015!!