This week’s prompt is:
Resolutions/Hopes for 2021
The prompt said these resolutions/hopes can be bookish or not, so of course mine is a mix!
- Re-read all of Skip Beat – Volume 45 comes out this year! How are there 45 volumes?! I just bought the last few volumes I didn’t own yet and restarted from Vol. 1 on Jan 1. I’ve already read the first 36 volumes! Oh no, I’m almost caught up, I’ll have to slow down, haha.
- Have at least 4 readathon weekends with BFF Ariel – Ari and I usually do the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon together, as well their Reverse Readathon and also 24-in-48, as our schedules allow. It ends up equating to around one each quarter. Usually we read with some friends, but with COVID we’ve been minimizing our risk and doing them with just the two of us.
- Weed and catalog all my owned books – I already made a good start on this by cataloging all my ebooks, my TBR carts, and my graphic novel bookshelf and my sci-fi/fantasy TBR bookcases. So far I’m at almost 1,000 books – oops. I still have … er, it’s either 2 or 3, I can’t actually remember… bookcases of romance to go through and I think that where a lot of the weeding will have to happen. And then my built-in shelves that span the entire top half of the wall across my basement. …I have a lot of books, haha. Maybe next year I’ll weed and catalog the kids’ books – that’s another 2-3 bookcases!
- Participate more in Top Ten Tuesday! – I was on a blogging hiatus for much of 2020 because I just didn’t have the spoons to put into my blog. I slowly dragged myself back in the last part of the year by mostly posting reviews, but it’s been fun to try to think of responses to the TTT prompts. I want to try to do at LEAST one TTT a month, if not participate every week. 🙂
- Scale free is the way to be – Okay, this one might be the only “resolution” I’m really making. I know that, for me, dieting and weight loss are direct express tickets to some really screwed up mental health situations. I see people making New Year’s Resolutions and later plans for their “summer beach body” and tend to get swept away in the pressure to change the way I look. I’m all for trying to eat more vegetables or move more, but my goal for this year is to not even step on the scale. 2021 is my year of finally loving myself exactly as I am, and not waiting until I can change myself to start.
- Cosplay at CONvergence! – CONvergence is the big local Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention. Last year it was postponed due to COVID and they rolled memberships over to this year. Last year I’d signed up to DM a few one-shot games, and I’m still hoping to do that this year. I also really want to cosplay Madam Mim from The Sword in the Stone this year! I think she’d be such a fun character to be for a day.
- Take the kids camping – I got my spouse some camping gear for Christmas and my 6 year old expressed an interest in camping, so I’d really like to try to go this summer… but maybe just for one night, haha! I don’t think my 4 and 6 year old boys understand that camping means no iPad or Switch!! But it would be so fun to take them fishing and make some s’mores on a campfire and sleep outside in a tent for a night.
- Try out a new convention – This one is going to be very much COVID-willing, so it might need to be pushed into the next year. I love going to CONvergence every year, and I’d really like to try out another convention. I’ve been to Anime Detour in the past, but feel like I’ve sort of outgrown anime conventions. MarsCon is a local fan convention that I’ve been wanting to try out, but it’s scheduled for March and I don’t think it will be safe to go this year.
- Continue to grow my witchy roots – Late in 2020 I started to get more into reading tarot cards, and started trying to meditate more. From there I started reading more books about witchcraft and Wicca and different spiritual paths. I’m still finding what works for me – like I really vibe with crystals and don’t as much with very formal spellwork. This year I want to continue to grow spiritually.
- Read Jane Austen’s Persuasion – This is the only Austen novel (well, of the “main” ones, anyway) that I haven’t read yet. I’ve started it about half a dozen times, and THIS is the year I will finally actually finish it!
It was kind of hard to think of things, not knowing what will happen with COVID this year and the vaccine roll-out and when things will be open again.
Do you have resolutions for the new year, or things you’re hoping for? Let me know in the comments, or link me to your post!