“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
Wanting to start 2015 out on a productive and creative kick, I followed the example of some of my favourite book blogs and thought I'd join along!
Here's my Top Ten Goals and Resolutions for 2015!
I'm sure that you know, if you've done any stalking on my other pages/websites/blogs, that I'm a mormon. At the ages of 18 (For Guys) and 19 (For Girls), they can choose to go and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an area that they are called to. Guys serve for 2 years, and Girls for a year and a half (Or 24 months and 18 months). Right now, my brother is serving a mission and will finish in March of 2015. It's been about a year or two in deciding and praying about it, but I finally feel like I want to go and serve too. It takes a little while to get everything ready, so I hope to work it all out next year and HOPEFULLY receive my call and leave by the end of this year, or start of 2016.
I've been trying diligently to love saving money, keeping myself out of debt, and creating this good and positive attitude towards this productive habit. It's been working so far...
Until I got to Christmas. Needless to say, next year will require me to eat nothing but air and scrounging coins from the fountains in the parks.
3. Read 100 Books
I am so determined to devour my way through books this year. I started off really well halfway through 2014, and then kind of soured around the end of 2014. I want to throw myself back into the World of Fiction, and really put a filled resume of books behind my credentials of being a Book-Blogger :)
I don't even know what happened. I was absolutely pouring myself into my idea for a Zombie Novel, and have basically written more than 30,000 words...then I fizzed out. Life got hard, my perfectionism start eating away at me while I was writing, and I got too much into my head. I tried to use NaNoWriMo as an excuse to fixate on it and potentially write my first novel, but that didn't happen and in the end I came up with an idea for a sequel for the novel instead.
So this year, I will finish it. I will write it all out, possibly design a cover, maybe get it bound and have one book that I have written for myself. IT WILL BE DONE.
5. Finally Read Through My TBR Shelf.
I have an entire shelf on my bookcase dedicated to books I own but have not read yet...It's the saddest sight ever and I can't stop myself from buying more from Dymocks, op shops, and wherever else I can get them. I'm currently taking a challenge to reduce my TBR amount by reading at LEAST 3 books from the pile a month. (It probably won't help that I'll be buying roughly 3.5 more books each month either)
6. Pass and Get My Full Driver's License.
I hate driving. I'll be honest. I panic all the time. Something inside me stirs as soon as my hands touch the wheel and I'm finding that everyone else on the road becomes 1,000x more annoying. My voice turns demonic when I'm muttering to myself/Dad how that person cut me off, so I'll cut their throat.
But it's preferable. It's quicker and easier. I don't have to take buses, I don't have to walk everywhere, I don't have to rely on other people to give me rides. I don't have to stay somewhere for more than two hours because the person who took me wants to stay and talk to everyone and their dog and their neighbour's aunt's husband.
But I keep putting getting my P's off. I make excuses, I procrastinate...So that's why it's on the list.
I've always liked running, but I didn't love it. Every other exercise I've tried to do I've ended up eating more junk food afterwards than I would have if I didn't exercise at all. It's a form of punishment.
So this year I'm going to lose some of that chubbiness and booty in the trunk with running! I've even committed myself by buying running shoes already. So determined.
It's also because I want to be fit and know how to run if the Zombie Apocalypse ever took over. I'm NOT going out because I can't run for more than 5 minutes without passing out and getting chewed on by the undead. Not. A. Chance.
8. Learn German.
Besides being Aussie and Lao, I am also German! A random idea came to me the other day to at least die knowing 3 languages well enough to hold a decent conversation with someone who can speak that language. Since I've already gotten English to a decent enough level, German seems like my next challenge :) I also want to be able to shout aggressive German at people whenever I feel like it.
ICH LIEBE DICH SO SEHR!!!!!
9. Go out and Meet More People.
I am trying so hard to do this. Especially with all my friends moving away for different reasons, it's almost been thrust upon me without consent :) While scary, it will benefit me in more ways than one.
I'm following the, 'Fake it 'till you Make it' advice given to me by my big brother.
10. Attain a Boyfriend.
You know who you are. (Probably not...but still)