2018 New Year's Resolutions 🎉

I have commitment issues.

For me, it's always been difficult to propose a New Year's resolution and then actually commit to it. For many years, proposing New Year's resolutions has always been about the attention. Of course it doesn't hurt to set yourself some goals for the new year, but I've noticed that I never actually complete the goals I set for myself. It may sound silly but I think 2018 is going to be different than last year. In many ways, it is going to be my defining moment. I am going to be 18, and I will start my first semester of college. Without a doubt, this year is going to get busy. I want to cut through the chaos and propose the fives most important goals I want to achieve in the new year.

1. Revive this blog

This blog is my baby. It was how I entered the book community, and I've recently been neglecting it to work on my Booktube channel and Bookstagram. I wish I could make the excuse that I didn't have enough time in 2017, but my watch history on Netflix would certainly object. The thing is, I had the time to churn out some blog posts or write a short review. I was just sooooo lazy. I always imagined this blog as being strictly about books, after all I am The Book's Buzz. However, lately I've been thinking about posting some non-bookish content as well. It would certainly make sense since I haven't been reading lately, but I have been exploring, discovering and experimenting. This year, my goal is to POST, whether it be about books or not.

2. Have a fucking awesome second term senior year

Sometimes I forget that I'm a senior in high school, who is going to college next year! I spent majority of my first semester of senior year crying, complaining, and being depressed. I was in a bad state for the first half of the year, and I don't want a repeat. I want to enjoy school, even though I dislike homework and tests. At the end of 2017, I received the greatest news of being accepted into my dream college. It was a great way to end the year because now I can spend the rest of senior year happy and excited for my future! I will study hard, but I will not let school get in the way of my mental health and social life. I promise to make the most out of the rest of my senior year!

3. Become a minimalist; live minimally

Some of you are probably giving me the stink eye right now. How can I be a minimalist when I collect and hoard so many books? That's something I ask myself every day. Truth is, I've been trying really hard to donate a lot of my books and give them away, especially now since I'm moving away for college. To me, becoming a minimalist means reducing the waste that I make and the things that I own. I can achieve this by packing lightly for college. Another huge goal of mine is to become zero waste in college. This will actually be easier to achieve because my college is also becoming a zero waste institution, so it will make my transition a lot easier if my college has the same values as I. It's so easy to see something in the store and immediately buy it. Something I want to start doing is evaluating what tangible objects I need and what I don't need. NEED being the key word here. In my opinion, this will likely be the hardest goal to accomplish because I am a sentimental person who will find a reason for everything to be in my life.

4. Be daring in college

I will be starting college this year, and I will be moving out of the state. I would say I'm already being daring by moving out of state for school, but I really want to explore outside my comfort zone. What do I like to do besides reading, blogging, taking pictures and sleeping? I've already been doing some research on my future college and plan on trying out for the school's female a cappella group, joining a house (which is their version of a sorority), attending parties, and running for a leadership position of some kind. In this new year, I want to be daring and spontaneous, not just in college but in life.  

5. Drink more water

This isn't just a filler goal for me. Because of the little fluids that I drank, I experienced some health related problems in 2017. Drinking water has so many health benefits, that I really don't know why I can't just drink water! It's more of a memory thing, where I just forget to drink water through the day until I'm ready to go to bed (which by the way is really bad because you end up having to go to the bathroom a lot before bed or even wetting the bed altogether!). In this new year, I need to be happy and healthy so drinking water is imperative.

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  1. Yay good luck with all of these goals! I know for sure that you're gonna have an awesome year!

    1. Thanks and I hope you have an equally amazing year!

  2. Happy New Year! Congrats on getting accepted into your dream college! We have similar resolutions, like living more minimally and drinking more water. I've been looking into minimalism for almost 2 years, and I think I'm finally at the mindset where I can start to incorporate it into my life. I also bought a bigger water bottle, and have a Brita filter, so hopefully drinking lots of water won't be too hard haha. I wish you the best with your resolutions, and I hope you have a wonderful year!!

    Kathlyn | Kathlyn's Korner

    1. Ohh a Brita filter eh? I'm going to look into that because I have been on the hunt for inexpensive yet good filters. Yes I got a giant bottle so hopefully we drink more now!

  3. First off, congrats on getting accepted in the college of your dreams! I'm sure it will be a great start for the next phase of your life - it sounds like it already is. Also, you have some great (and unusual, as far as bloggers are concerned) goals here - I hope you'll succeed. Have an amazing 2018, and I hope to see more posts of yours in the near future!

    1. Thank you so much Roberta! I've already failed, but I still hope to be more active.


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