2016 In Review (where I took a reeeaaalllly long break)
2016 was not my year for blogging and reading. At all. 2015 on the other hand was great for me. I got into the habit of blogging and commenting regularly, my pageviews started to increase, and basically I was on a blogging high. Then 2016 came and I stopped reading. So I stopped blogging. But, it wasn’t a bad year. I made some really good friends in my last year of college and I met a guy who, miraculously, I’m still with one year later.
Then came university. Uni really put me back in my shell in some ways. With people I don’t know that well – and uni is basically a crap ton of people you randomly start living with – I’m not keen to socialise, I’m much happier on my own. But I’d spent so long not reading and blogging that getting back into those hobbies didn’t come as easily as I’d thought. This is a new year though and having spent one semester at university I’m ready to push myself back into reading and blogging because I do actually love it. Which brings me to my 2017 resolutions.
Some Resolutions for 2017
Let me start off by saying that I am pretty bad at keeping resolutions, especially specific ones, which is why I’m going to try and keep them as vague as possible. Which in hindsight doesn’t necessarily seem like it will work but I’ll give it a go.
- Read again! – Last year I have watched a LOT of trashy TV. Stuff that I don’t even enjoy but is just there to watch. I’m not saying I’ll scrap that but if I get into the habit of picking up a book before bed instead of the laptop then I think I’ll learn to love reading again.
- Get back to the blog. – This one depends entirely on resolution 1 because if I’m not reading then I’m not blogging. Having said that, I’m fairly confident I can achieve both of these if I just try and schedule it into my day. This makes it sound like a chore but unless I tell myself I need to blog then I won’t ever do it. Also, running this blog is costing me money and I don’t think I can justify another year of paying for it to gather dust.
- Socialise more? – I don’t actually know if I want this to be a resolution because socialising makes me want to break out in hives sometimes but I’m going to keep it there as a reminder that I will be a lot happier at university when I make closer friendships.
I think three is a nice number so I’ll leave it at that. There’s obviously the one about living healthier, which I tell myself every year, but I think I’ll stick with the reading and blogging for my 2017 resolutions.