As every year, at the beginning of every January, people talk about new year’s resolutions. Stuff they want to do or achieve. I’ve always thought they were stupid. For me at last. The thing is, as soon as I set a specific goal I feel like I absolutely have to do the thing to achieve that goal. I’m pressuring myself so much that I lose every want to ever do that activity. It’s one of the reasons I hated school so much. But I don’t want to talk about that. Me hating school could fill a whole book.
Back to resolutions. For 2020, I actually made some, for the first time ever, though these are all goals that I can achieve for sure or things I formulated without a concrete goal in mind. This takes the pressure and the stress out of it but I have something to work towards. I’ve come to the realization that it’s the little things that make me happy, take on stuff step by step and celebrating small achievements. There are a few bookish goals and generally life ones. I’m not sure what this year will bring, especially uni-wise, so I did not do too much planning on that.
In 2020, I want to:
- get better in Polish
My Polish is… not very good. And I already forgot a lot. But I have the Polish version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on my shelf and I’d like to read it someday. It doesn’t have to be this year. But I want to get better and dive deeper into this language.
- procrastinate less
I know I can’t just stop procrastinating, so I won’t say I want to stop completely.
- read 75 books
this is the only precise goal I set. It’s the goodreads challenge goal. In the last few years, I’ve always read over 80 books, so 75 books doesn’t stress me out too much and it is a good number for me. I don’t want to pressure myself into reading and end up in a reading slump. But 75 are manageable.
- read more diverse books
I’ve been reading more and more diversely. But I want to focus more on authors of colour and own voices.
- read more German and French books
I’ve read like 4 books in German in 2019 and have decided I have to read more in my mother tongue. And I want my French to get better again, so I shall read more French books. by more, I mean at least one. Ha. Hahaha.
- Get good grades
This is something I can do. I know my shit.
- don’t spend money on unnecessary things
aka don’t buy that many books I’ll never read anyways and especially not on stupid decorations.
These are my resolutions. Do you have any?
Until next time,