Reviewing My 2019 Goals: or how the hell is it the end of year already!?!?

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So… It is nearly the end of 2019. Yup, you heard that right! Crazy, isn’t it? Where on earth has the year gone! I think it must have slipped some months through without me noticing…

In all seriousness though, 2019 feels like it has gone really quickly! At the start of the year, I set myself some targets for my blog that I wanted to try and achieve (you can find them here and the mid-year check in here) and, while these weren’t super specific or serious, I think it is time I checked in on whether I completed them! How else would I know if 2019 has been a success or not?

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Okay, my blog goals aren’t actually going to define my year, but it is still good to check. So, here goes:

Read 30 books πŸ‘

And we’re off to a good start! I managed to hit this one in late November and, as of now, I am on 31 books. Only just over, but still got there. Any for this month are just bonuses, so woooo!!!

Read more books from the libraryπŸ‘πŸ‘Ž

Hmmmm… I was doing so well on this one in June. But since then, not so much. A bunch of books coming out that I was excited for since September has put an end to this one. I haven’t used my library card since then! Though, after some quick mental calculations, I still had roughly 30% of the books I read this year from the library. Not bad, but can do better!

Read a greater range of genresπŸ‘

Similar to the library goal, really. In fact, almost exactly the same. So far, I have read 9 non-fantasy books out of the 31, and my current read is non-fantasy too, so that gives me roughly 30% again. I’m actually not to unhappy with that. Maybe I could get one or two more in, but since fantasy is my favourite genre, I’m gonna count this as a win! Would you guys say that is right? let me know!

Reach 200 followersπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I smashed this one! So, you know…

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Okay, in all seriousness, my numbers aren’t that big, but I’m at about 450 (roughly) and so that is definitely smashing it. I’ll have to be way more ambitious next year!

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3 out 4 goals hit… And the other was close, so overall, I’m happy with that!

How are your goals going? Hopefully you got full marks! Next year, I think I will try to make my goals more specific… This years were a bit wishy-washy, but hey, this is only a hobby!

Oh, and since it is December and near the end of the year…

Merry Christmas!

Jack