For the Blog
1. Come up with some sort of system for keeping track of books I plan to review. Piles wobbling in various nooks and corners really is not a system....
2. Read deliberately. Despite all the challenges and posts about setting goals for numbers of books, I'd like to be more thoughtful about what I read, and take my time if need be. It isn't a race or a competition.
3. Comment more frequently on other blogs. I'm a lurker. My intentions are good: I tell myself I'll go back and comment when I have more time. There is no such thing as more time.
4. Be more me. I want to be more relaxed, conversational, and real. And if I lose readers (loud snoring in the background) so be it. I'd like my blog to be reflective of me, and have my real voice (oh, I do sound like a schoolmarm some days).
5. Think about an actual lifetime reading plan. Or not. It seems like such a good idea.
6. Seriously, stop worrying every time someone drops me from Google reader or stops following. Sheesh.
For My Life
1. Figure out what I can control and what I can't, and then let go. So I never thought I would be the sole provider for my family. Guess what, lots of other women are in the same position. Things will get better.
2. Make a gratitude list every once in a while. Two lovely daughters. Sweetest husband in the world. Who brings me coffee every morning. That kind of stuff.
3. Use those meditation CD's my Mom keeps sending me. I should be the most blissed out woman on the planet by now.
4. Write every day. Admit to yourself this is what you want to do, and do it.
5. Be kind. Can't hurt.
6. Try using that gym membership. Sheesh again.
That seems like enough for one year. And my wish (this is going out to the universe) enough jobs for all. And while we're at it, enough love for all. Why not?
You can link it up here at Bookworming in the 21st Century. Thanks Kristen, that was fun!