So, all in all, this year (specifically this fall) has just proven to me that keeping my life straight feels nigh-on impossible at times. I suck at keeping any sort of balance. So most, if not all, of my goals for this year have to do with getting some sort of control over all the disparate elements.
Be more mindful about my accumulating books
I’m loathe to ever say I have too many books. And, really, I don’t think I do… My bulging bookshelves and the stacks on the floor might say a different thing. I do blame part of the accumulated stacks on trying to pull together a classroom library, still, considering the current size of my tbr, and the fact that most of those books wind up on the living room floor, I could stand to be a little more mindful about what I bring home- at least until I take care of some of my tbr list. Speaking of…
Yeah, the point of this blog. To encourage myself to actual read for myself instead of delving into yet more work for school. We’ll see how that’s going to go come the beginning of the semester, but here’s to hoping. I even have a TBR jar set up for my bunches of untouched tomes.
Along the same vein, I aim to get more written this year. It makes me feel so much better when I’m writing, and besides, I have way to many projects in one unfinished stage or another. I am determined to get some of those taken care of throughout this year.
Ease off on the procrastination
No more leaving lesson plans ’til Sunday night, and no more marathon clothes washing sessions- if I can help it. If I can do a little bit every day then hopefully the whole mess won’t snowball and leave me in an avalanche come the weekend.
At the same time…
Know when to stop
There’s always something to do, and never enough time to do it. So my last goal is to keep that in mind and not treat myself like a machine. So far, preparing for the coming semester haven’t done such a good job on this one…