New Year, New Bookworm

Blogging, Life

I fell off the map towards the end of 2016. I had post drafts all scheduled, but just never got around to fully photographing/editing/writing them up to post them. With November and December being full of family visits, traveling, holidays, and the like, I just couldn’t find time to manage a blog on top of everything else! (I feel like that may sound a bit of a cop-out, but I’m also just a mellow (read as: Lazy) type-B personality) I didn’t even get Christmas cards out this year! Although, I did make New Years cards that I’ll be mailing out soon.

I’m not huge on making New Years resolutions, mainly because then I just feel terrible about myself when I fail to accomplish them. But I do have goals set for 2017 that I (hope) to accomplish!

  • Get married without too much stress
  • Get a hearing aid (long time overdue)
  • Read 75 books (my yearly average goal)
  • Mail birthday cards to friends/family members (because bring back snail mail yo)
  • Try and become more organic (Move away from store bought things like detergent and make things instead)
  • Organize the blog and become a better blogger

They aren’t huge goals, they aren’t particularly mind-blowing, but they are things that I’ve wanted/needed to accomplish, and writing things down always helps! About the blog, I have stopped worrying about stats this past year, which is different than how I was during 2015, where stats were life! I just want to blog to blog, and not blog to try and become some huge-name blogger, because that’s not me. So, I’ll be back to blogging about the things I normally blog about, I want to kind of narrow my niche to fit my blog name better. So expect my posts to change a little bit! I’m planning to keep my series pretty standard though:

  • Books for Breakfast – I’m going to shift these to be one book per post, and I’ll actually have the name of the book in the title now, because numbering is getting to seem a bit outrageous since I just passed 100 not too long ago.
  • Travel Diaries – I don’t travel as much as I used to, but I want to use this series to also highlight local flavor and use the series to get out more and see new things around my city and other places as well.
  • By Design – I want to expound on this and include more design posts, I’m working to create at least one new thing (project-wise) a month so I don’t get rusty.
  • Wedding Wednesday – Once a month wedding planning updates, I’m still planning to run this series until September because I’m a terrible planner, and perhaps someone can learn from my struggles and struggle less themselves.

And I think that’s about it! Enjoy 2017 and may it treat you well!


By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • I love these goals! I like your idea of mentioning local places in your travel series! I always make a point to travel the county I live in since there’s so much around! 🙂

  • Kay

    I think you’ve got fantastic goals! Also, love your New Year’s card – it’s wonderful! I too want to send out more snail mail this year. I’m trying to learn a bunch of my online friends birthdays so I can mail cards (hey hey, feel free to let me know yours! :D) and goodies throughout the year!

  • Really great goals! I’ve been meaning to get a hearing test for ages… you just reminded me! I think my hearing isn’t as good as it used to be, especially when there’s a lot of background noise.