1. Read 100 books.
Listen, I am tired of reading being a stressful thing. I barely got to 100 this year, but I did it. I didn't spend all my time reading, but I won't lie: there were times when I deliberately stayed home/canceled plans because I am a homebody and wanted to make sure I reached my reading goal. Like, ditched my friends. I vow to (try) not do that as much this year, because having a social life is pretty important.
2. Chill out on blogging.
I lie when I say I don't stress out about blogging. It's not that I think I'm the best or entitled by any means, but it's very easy to get jealous and bitter over traffic, numbers, ARCs, etc. Hello again, unnecessary stress. If I don't put out content every day, who cares? I don't get paid for this. I already have a full-time job, thanks very much, which causes a lot of stress on its own. So calm down, 2013 Jen. Quality over quantity, right?
3. Go to one bookish event.
Because seriously, my bookish friends are incredible.
4. Read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
My husband bought me these books. I love the show. It's time I indulge in the literary genius.
5. The Obligatory "Exercise. Get Healthy." Goal
I'm fairly happy with my figure, so it's not the weight I'm concerned about. But I eat so much junk that I fear for my arteries. Heck no, I don't want to be one of those 30somethings hospitalized with heart problems and have my nurse think, "wow, she's a nurse. She should've heeded her own advice." Plus, feeling good about myself and feeling FIT? You can't go wrong.
6. Be More Positive
Sure, I love my bitching sessions with friends. It relieves steam. But it also builds this negative energy around me that doesn't go away. I am so incredibly blessed to have what I have. I have a job that pays me well. I work hard and earn my own living. I have a family who loves me. I have a husband who is the love of my life. I have wonderful friends. I am healthy and able to do things for myself. This year I will convey that happiness and lead by example.
7. Catch up on the shows I've started and never finished.
This doesn't help me not be a homebody, but hey, a girl can have guilty pleasures. I am hooked on Gossip Girl right now and I will catch up on that. (Also looking at you, Roswell, Downton Abbey, and Once Upon a Time!)
So yeah, pretty chilled out goals. Because this year, I will be a chilled out girl. :)
What are some of your new years resolutions?