Saturday, April 5, 2014

Reading challenge

So part of my plan for this "last year of my 30's" thing is to make some 40 related goals. I've been thinking about this for a while. I'm not going to share all of my goals because of a few of them are just for me and blogging about them is just added pressure. But one of them is to read 40 books before I turn 40. So I've updated the Goodreads goal on the right hand side of my blog. I'll going to try to do better about keeping my Goodreads list updated.  It only goes by calendar year though, so it won't be totally accurate. I'm not worried abut getting it done before December, I'm extending it until my birthday next April. If I find a better widget that let's me do custom dates, I'll update it.

Reading is something that makes me happy and something that makes me ME and it's something I don't take enough time for these days. I have good intentions, I just don't get it done. I've made reading goals in the past and abandoned them because I got busy, or just haven't been good abut keeping track, but I'm trying again.

This year is about goal setting and giving some of my abandoned goals another try. It's my chance to prove to myself that I can follow through and head into my 40's with ME back. I'm bringing back the things that once made me happy that life has gotten in the way of and I'm giving them another try. Have I tried and failed at this before? Yes. It's not going to stop me from trying again. I lack follow though sometimes. It's something I'm working on changing. Will I fail to follow through on improving my follow through? I hope not! :)

And on that note, here is something else I'm following through on. Day two of my 100 happy days. I will admit that I'm only on day two of this thing and I'm cheating just a bit. This photo was actually taken the day before yesterday. I'm not going to make it a habit to include photos in this project that weren't taken on the correct day, but I decided when we took this that I would make a one time exception for this one, because it's something that makes me happy and I knew I wasn't starting my 100 day challenge until the next day.

These are my two closest friends. I'm an introvert and I don't have a huge social circle and these two women stick with me even when I'm happily in my own little world in my house and not the most social person ever. But occasionally they do manage to drag me out and we always have an awesome time. Over the past couple of months we have been watching Heirs together and the night before my birthday we finally watched the finale. This photo was taken late at night after we had just watched the finale in our jammies while eating ice cream and cheesecake. So we don't look super glamorous, but having friends you can sit on the couch and eat cheesecake in your jammies with at midnight is an awesome thing, and that is why I wanted to make sure to include this photo in my 100 happy days. Friends makes me happy!

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