There’s nothing I love more than lists. Lists are amazing. I hardly ever complete them, (TRANSLATION: nope. I never complete them) but we have wistful relationship. Sort of like my relationship with my violin – full of longing and missing talent.
Last year, I didn’t complete a single resolution. Not. One. So I thought, hmm … let me learn from this. Let me try to set achievable things. Let me … WRITE THE LONGEST TO DO LIST YET!!
Ah, yes. I really learn from my mistakes.
BOOKS I WANT TO READ
- A Dickens (WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!!!!)
- The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over The World by Tom Feiling
- Two indie books
- Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand Nine Day Queen of England by Faith Cook Pride and Prejudice (I’ve tried, but have yet to succeed)
- Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
A book by P.G Wodehouse (this will be a GREAT hardship) Two books by Georgette Heyer (SUCH HARDSHIP)
BLOG THINGS TO BE DONE
- Two posts a week (HAHAHAHA)
- Two Heyer Recountings
- A Dickens Recounting
- Two Guest Interviews
- A few ‘Terrible Movies I’ve Loved’ posts
Greater interaction on other blogs
WRITING THINGS I’D LIKE TO ACHIEVE
- Finish The Elf Stew
- Edit and republish Our Intrepid Heroine
Enter a short story competition
- Submit an article/short story for publication in a magazine/e-zine (is that what they’re called nowadays?)
OTHER LIFE THINGS
- Skate the Rideau Canal
Arrive back in England in one piece with sanity intact (WHAT SANITY?!)
- Maintain daily devotions throughout the year
- Strive to be kinder
I think – in order to encourage myself – I will cross off this list as I go. So be sure to check back. It’s a riveting sport.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t really mind if one thing or everything or nothing gets crossed off my List To End All My Lists – what matters, I think, is put most succinctly in this verse from Micah 6 v 8:
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
(Though, of course, if I don’t manage to read a Dickens, I shall be BITTERLY disappointed.)
18 thoughts on “things that i will totally do in 2018”
best of luck to you as you try to keep your resolutions this year!
reading any Dicken books is hard. they are long and full of endless details that you may otherwise wish to skip. I have read only two dickens novel – ‘little dorrit’ and ‘nicholas nicklesby.’ ‘little dorrit’ seems easier to read but then I did watch the mini-series which I think helps to carry on my interest because I sort of lose interest sometimes. I think it helps to watch the mini series/movies first because seeing the faces of the characters sort of help to visualize the words though I do think it still take a lot patience. there’s always the audio book option though I haven’t try those.
I need to do some writing/editing. I think the hardest part is actually finishing and also the writing…
good luck with all your goals.
have a lovely day.
Oh – thanks for the advice!!! I’m going to need it!
All the best with the writing/editing – I know. It’s the same for me too! But the feeling after finishing a project … oh it’s grand!
I hope you have a lovely day too ❤
Justice and mercy are always a good resolution ❤
I love your list! ❤ Best wishes on it! ^_^
YOUR NEW HEADER IS PRETTY!!! *DIES*
Ooh, now I see it alternates? Was referring to the balloon one. But coolness. ^_^
YES I THOUGHT THE SAME – the book one is to be sober and thoughtful and grown up and all that sort of thing. The balloon one is beautiful and fanciful. I like it too!!
Ah, you’re reading My Lady Jane! Always happy to hear that somebody’s reading that book. I think you’ll like it.
And yes, Wodehouse; that will be SO difficult. XD
I’ve read it all ready – and what a blast it was! I really enjoyed it. And must reread it again.
I know – a true trial 😀
Ha ha! Glad you enjoyed it! 😀 I need to re-read it again myself. So many one-liners, I can’t even remember them all.
You never heard of SMART goals have you? 😛
EXCUSSSEEEEE ME!!! 😀
BTW I have quite a collection of PG Wodehouse books, if you want to tick that one off after September. 😉
I like any excuse to read Wodehouse. I’ll take you up on that 😀 And you have good taste. Very, very good taste!