Jan 8, 2019

Let's Discuss: 2019 Reading Goals

Hello all! It's time for my first discussion post of 2019! And I thought for this one I would go into why I set such low reading goals for myself compared to my more higher achieving ones from previous years.


2019 Reading Goals


In the past I've been fortunate to have a job where I have a lot of downtime and a manager who didn't mind if I read at my desk for awhile. I still work when things pop up, but there's a lot of time when I have no assignments to work on, the phone isn't ringing and I literally have nothing to do! While it's great to get some reading done, it's really not a great way of going about things.

I've been looking for a new job for over a year now, still looking with little bites, but I am hoping that this is the year I will find the right job where I can make a decent amount of money and actually feel good about what I do. I work in office with very little social interaction, this does not help me in trying to come out of my quiet shell that nearly all bookworms have. I want to be social. I don't have too many in real life friends either so I feel that having a job where I go in everyday and actually have a roomful of coworkers will help me to be more social.

This quest for a better job will eventually mean less reading time and I am preparing myself for that. I feel like this year will be that year where I find something. At least I am hoping to! And by setting a lower than normal goal, I am readying myself to read less during the day as apparently I am a slow reader compared to a lot of you! I envy your speed!

With a lower goal I am hoping I can still achieve it come the end of the year. Granted, I might be able to surpass it still. You never know. But with a lower reading goal I guess I am trying to avoid the disappointment of not reading 100+ books by year end when I (hopefully) land that better job!

Will I still be reading and blogging? Of course! This is where I get my social interaction! It's sad, but true. I still have my family of course, but yeah. I am really, really, REALLY bad about interacting with society as most of the society in my realm doesn't really read much. If they do, it's something I am not even interested in, so it's hard to even talk about books when they like things that are more "ordinary." As that's what I call the books without paranormal or magical elements! Lol. Nothing wrong with them of course, just not my cup of tea.

So it is with great sadness that I hope this will be the year that I read less books because I will find the perfect job where I can actually do something that makes me feel good and useful and where I can earn more money...to buy those books that I won't be able to get to right away! LOL!


Did you set any specific New Year's Resolutions/Goals?






2 comments:

  1. I expect to read a little less this year too given everything I have going on (but mostly my crazy work schedule). But I'm also working hard on taking it easy with my reading and reducing the pressure I put on myself to read certain books and just go with the flow.
    Best wishes for the New Year!

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  2. Best of luck with the job hunting and for your 2019 reading goals. :)

    Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads

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