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2020 bookish goals

Happy New Year everyone ! I’ve been away from home for the new year, spending a few days with friends, and I had a lot of fun ! 

I love new year resolutions, or goal-setting of any kind, really, so here’s mine for 2020 – I wanted to keep them simple and measurable, so it’ll be easier for me to keep going and not give up halfway through the year.

Personal life goals

1. Get a job – this one is quite straightforward : I need money to pay rent, food, and my telephone bill. I was hoping to get some student loans this year, but since my parents didn’t fill out the paperwork correctly and refused to send the necessary papers for my application, I never even got approved for the loans. Which means I need to pay everything by myself, and find money somewhere.

2. Save 900$CAD for a plane ticket to France – I didn’t get the chance to go home and see friends and family this year, so I’m doing that in 2020. My boyfriend and I are planning to go skiing for Christmas, near where his parents live in France, and see my family after the festivities. But for that, I need to be able to afford a plane ticket and a train ride !

3. Exercise 5 times a week – I got a fitbit this year, and it’s changed my last months of 2019 for the better. I’ve been way more active, walked a lot, ate and slept better… being more active helped with my mental health too, and with getting good grades at my university. In 2020, we’re exercising 5 days a week !

Reading and blogging goals

1. Goodreads challenge – I’m keeping it low pressure, and going for a reading goal of 52 books this year. I know it’s a manageable goal for me and for the rhythm at which I read, and I don’t want to aim for something higher as there’s a good chance that’ll just discourage me and get me into a reading slump.

2. Post more on bookstagram – I’d like to aim for a short goal of two instagram posts a month : since I mostly read ebooks, I have less opportunities to take nice bookstagram pictures, but I’d still like to try to get my bookstagram the way I want it to look like.

3. Request less ARCs – This year, I’ve struggled quite a bit to keep up with my ARCs. I did what new bloggers do when they discover what ARCs are : requested a bunch of them, struggled to read them all, let some get past due date for the review and felt terribly bad about it. So this year, the limit is set to 10 ARCs for the entire year. I want to focus more on what I actually want to read for fun, and what I truly appreciate reading.

4. Blog hopping – I haven’t blog hopped enough in 2019, and I definitely need to change that in the future, so the goal is to spend some time on it once every week. Nothing too time-consuming, but I really need to get better at that.

What are your 2020 resolutions ? Did you make any ? 
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A 22 years-old psychology student living in Canada, reading books and eating chocolate. I like sci-fi, fantasy, and personal finance books, and try to review everything in time. Open to review requests.

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  1. One of my resolutions is to start a Bookstagram, but I’m not sure where to begin. You have some great goals though! Good luck with them all!

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    • Maude B. says

      The challenge with having a bookstagram is that you need to have physical copies of books for your pictures, and good lighting – two things I’m lacking quite a bit here, as I mostly read eBooks and live in Canada in an apartment with very little natural light. But there’s a lot of really nice accounts to check out if you’re looking for inspiration to start your own !

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  2. Oh, I need to get a job as well! We’ll be employed SOON! I believe in it! ❤
    Same with the blog-hopping (and exercise but I would be kidding myself with this one… I should find one I enjoy first maybe..)
    Good luck & Happy new year!! 🙂

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  3. Ahh best of luck for all of your goals, I hope you’ll be able to get a job soon and will get those plane tickets to visit your friends and family, too ❤ Wishing you all the best! ❤ ❤

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