Wednesday, January 2, 2019

My Goals for 2019


2018 held a number of very excited events for me! The two biggest events were that I got a new job and I got to marry someone who makes me laugh and who tells me how much he loves me every single day! I am so honored to be his wife.

The year also had quite a bit of frustration as well... But now we're in a new year and I am hoping to leave that negativity in the past where it belongs so I can move on!

On that note, let's dive in to my goals for the new year.

My Goals for 2019

Book Blogging Goals: 
  • I would love to continue growing my blogging community base. It's been absolutely incredible making new friends throughout 2018! I'm really looking forward to meeting new people in 2019 and learning more about my current community as well!
  • I'd like to take part in at least one blogging event and one in-person bookish event.
  • Continue adding to my testimonial page.

Reading Goals:
  • My main goal is simply to work through my TBR stacks. My TBR stacks are seriously out of control... I'm hoping to really focus in on the stacks on my desk first. After that, I'm hoping to get to the stack of books that are on the floor underneath my desk. We'll see how far I get after that...
  • I also need to make it through my list of honest reviews that I have agreed to read, but didn't set dates for as my form had been closed. Most of these books are follow ups to books from authors that I have worked with previously, so I'm really excited to dive in to many of them!
  • And lastly, I would like to re-read the books I have been meaning to re-read.
Lifestyle Goals:
  • Drink more water.
  • Do more yoga.
  • Get my dental crown.
  • Use less plastic.
  • Save more money.
  • Go exploring with my camera more often.
Big Goal of 2019:
  • Buy a house- I just keep telling myself that this is going to happen this year. I am so grateful that Alex and I have our own place currently, but it is time to move on and really start building a home together. 

Thanks for reading!
Have you set your goals or resolutions for 2019 yet? I would love to hear about them! 

47 comments:

  1. Apart from reading at least 120 books, participate in a couple of reading challenges and host a Diversity Reading Challenge at my blog, I'm playing with the thought of only reading books by female authors this year. :-)

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  2. Excellent goals! I'm also thinking about doing yoga this year, and drinking more water is a must!

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  3. Awesome goals! Buying a house was a goal of ours a couple years ago. It took time to save, but we really focused on it. I need to drink more water, too, and I would love to start doing yoga.

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  4. Good luck! I also need to drink more water, exercise more, and read my TBR. I’d love to buy a house, but that’s not going to happen. I hope you have a great 2019!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I've had to set up a challenge to tackle the TBR this year and keep an eye on the books coming in and going out so I don't buy too many! Hope we both tame the book beast this year!

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  6. Sound like great plans. Hope the house comes through. We actually paid ours off 3 years ago and it’s a great feeling. I’m trying to get healthier this year. Don’t want to say lose weight per se, but make some lifestyle changes. Hope you have a great 2019!

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    1. <3 Fingers crossed! Oh congratulations on paying off your house! That's awesome! Have a great 2019 as well!

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  7. My big goal is to graduate and move out from my parents' house. My reading goal on other hand is to read 150 books and blogging goal to blog hop more.

    I hope you're able to get the kind of house you want to and make new friends in blogging community.

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    1. Awesome goals!! Good luck with the final stages before graduation!

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  8. Those are some fantastic goals. My biggest goal is to be a better blogger and better blogging friend in 2019. When things get busy I always let the blog and the blog visits slide. I need to be better about that. Best of luck with your goals!

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    1. :-D I definitely slack off with my blogging and blog hopping when things get busy as well. I definitely recommend using Feedly.com to follow your favorites! It helps you keep track of all posts so you can dive back in when you have more time :)

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  9. This is so exciting! We have similar goals- mine are relatrd to Teaching but I really wamma network and connect more! Play with my camera more ( we should find hikes between us and explore) and do more yoga!!! Haha :)

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  10. I need to get all of mine written down, but I do plan to share on the blog! Good luck with your 2019 goals. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. Great goals!!! Drinking more water is one I need to focus on too. good luck!

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  12. I am planning on tackling my TBR/Books I own too!! I have so many books I've been ignoring that I just need to read. Awesome goals E!! <3

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  13. These are great goals, Erica! I am going to spend 2019 trying to work through a lot of my past due review books. We will be spending a lot of time this year dealing with my youngest daughter who is graduating from high school in May and will move on to college later in the year. 2019 will be a year of big change for us!

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    1. Thank you! <3 Ooh! Early congratulations to your daughter for graduating! That's so exciting!

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  14. Those are awesome goals! Good luck with all of them. I hope 2019 turns out to be a banner year for you. :D

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  15. On my TBR for January list, which I posted today, I shared how I have a system that tells me what to read and keeps me happy. It almost sounds like you could do the same thing with your piles! One from the desk, one from under the bed, one re-read, etc. :)

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    1. :-D That process sounds great!! I definitely need to do something similar!

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  16. Love your goals Erica! I hope to focus more on self-care this year- regular workouts, not eating out much and everything. I also hope to read more of my physical books. I have so many unread books it's not even funny! I also hope to finish writing the first draft of at least one of my novels this year and get around to editing it <3

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  17. Yup, working through the TBR stack is an obstacle I keep coming up against. It's basically my only reading goal at the moment - I'm not even thinking about any other challenges! I'm so glad your changes in life have brought you so much joy and happiness, and wish you well with your future goals. All the best for 2019.

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    1. It's so difficult!! Wishing you a great 2019 as well! <3

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  18. These sound like great goals! Buying a house is definitely a big one, but a very exciting one. Good luck with all of these!

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  19. Self care is on my goals as well. My main goal is to be more organized in life.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  20. This is a great list of goals, Erica. I'm hoping to get a lot more of the books I already own this year as well. And that's so exciting that you're hoping to buy a house this year. Good luck achieving all of these goals!

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  21. Those are all such fantastic goals -- I have no doubt that you are going to accomplish every single one of them! I really, really, need to start working through my TBR pile too. It's pretty intimidating though ha ha!

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  22. Good luck on your goals! I especially hope you find a house that's perfect for you this year!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Thank you! Fingers crossed the housing bubble pops so we can get something that is more in our range! :)

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  23. These are some really good goals. I hope house hunting goes well and you can find one that works for the both of you. I am all about the yoga and 2L of water a day life so I am so approving of that goal. I hope you can work through your TBR and maybe buy fewer books to keep it under control too x

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    1. Thank you! Fingers crossed :) Enjoy your goals as well!

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