You’ll never be bored when you try something new.– Dr. Seuss
There’s really no limit to what you can do!
Normally I’d have a pretty good idea of where the next few weeks will take me; up until quite recently I had a fairly concrete five-year plan and some idea of what I wanted to do afterwards. But now I find myself bereft of that roadmap, which is simultaneously terrifying and exciting.
While there are some long-term projects I’m continuing or starting, this month — and the rest of the year really — is mainly a big question mark.
Reading & Blogging
- Read 10 books for #StartOnYourShelfathon.
- Read 3 books for #YARC2020.
- Prewrite and schedule all January posts before I return to college.
- Bloghop at least once a week.
- Finish updating internal pingbacks (stretch goal).
- Meet with academic advisors; come up with plans for future semesters, summers, internships, etc.
- Continue working on research project.
- Finish Spanish Duolingo.
- Until I return to college, practice driving every day and play piano at least a few times a week.
- (And, of course, spend quality time with my family.)
- Journal every night.
- Jan 7 – The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2) by Melissa Albert
- Jan 7 – Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children) by Seanan McGuire
- Jan 7 – Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz
- Jan 14 – Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
- Jan 21 – The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious #3) by Maureen Johnson
ARCs I Have
While I’m home, I’ll be doing super-important life tasks like seeing my doctor and dentist, taking the behind-the-wheel drive test, and getting a haircut. (Not a ton more to be said about this.)
My family doesn’t have strong birthday traditions, so I’ll mainly be celebrating my twenty-first birthday later on, with my college friends!
Honestly I’m not all that interested in alcohol, so drinking will not likely be involved.
Spring semester begins January 21st. I’m still hoping that some of the classes I want will open during add/drop period so my schedule isn’t totally set yet — but I’m excited to explore different subjects, and hopefully I’ll have more time for things outside of classes and studying.
In the absence of more tangible plans, I’m focusing on what I can control, exploring opportunities where I find them, and doing my best to just take the rest as it comes.
- Do you have a favorite quote about this month or time of year?
- What goals and plans do you have for this month?
- Which upcoming releases are you most excited to read?