Hello and howdy 👋
I’m trying to write my personal statement for my study abroad application. I don’t know if it’s the head cold or my inability to do anything until the last possible minute but I’m failing miserably.
(it could also be the fact that it’s now 1am but I work better at night when my distractions, aka my dogs, are asleep).
My approach is just to make me living in Spain my entire personality. It worked for my Uni applications, fingers crossed it works here. Thank you parents for giving me an interesting backstory (and a better life with the chance to learn a new language but that’s besides the point).
I need to take a break though. Might even give up and finish it off tomorrow. I’ll see how I’m feeling after I … share my 2022 Goals and do the New Years Book Tag!!!
My goals for 2022!!
1- Reading a big chunk of my physical TBR is my top priority this year. I went slightly overboard buying e-books in the sales last year. I don’t regret buying them because it made me happy and it’s not like I was irresponsible financially. I genuinely want to read these books and 2022 is the year I actually do that.
2- Actually read some classics on my own time. I’m studying for an English Literature degree and yet have barely read any classics. And by barely I mean I’ve read Romeo & Juliet in Spanish. Obviously I’m going to be reading classics for Uni, but I’d like to indapendantly between 3-5 at the least. My go-to’s at the minute are: The Great Gastby, Frankenstein, The Handmaids Tale, 1984 and … I’m not sure yet.
3- Get back to writing reviews. I’ve already started on this one and it feels good. It’s been hard to juggle actually writing reviews with everything else I’ve had going on. I want to keep it casual; have fun and mix things up with how I review. For example right now I’m working on a joint review post for a few books that all have the same common trope and that’s been really fun.
4- Start eating better meals. No joke, the hardest part about starting uni was thinking of what to eat three times a day. My first semester included a lot of pizza, pasta, nuggets and microwave meals. I did start getting more confident in cooking different things though towards the end of the semester and I’m hoping to keep up with that.
5- Be sociable but don’t lose myself. I want to keep making plans with my friends, but I also don’t want to feel guilty about saying no, even if it’s just because I want a day in. I sometimes feel like I have different personalities when I’m with different people. Pretty sure this a natural thing but I want to make sure I don’t change myself too much for people ya know.
6- Finish my goddamn Teen Wolf post. Ok so back in January of 2020 I started re-watching Teen Wolf and writing my thoughts on each season. I did like 4 seasons in just a couple of weeks but then hit season 5 and … it all went down hill. Season 5 just doesn’t hit. I don’t enjoy watching it all that much. With that being said, I want to push through and finish it and finally share my thoughts on my favourite show. Probably this summer.
New Year Book Tag!!
How many books are you planning to read in 2022?
Officially (aka what I’ve put as my goal on my Goodreads Challenge): 30 – Unofficially (aka in my own brain): 100.
I’ve hit 100 books for the last two years in a row so I’d love to keep that going, but I don’t want to give myself more then I can handle. I have no clue what’s in store for 2022, how busy I’m going to be etc. I know it’d really stress me out if I was behind on my reading goal, hence the very attainable goal of 30 books.
5 books you didn’t get to in 2021 you want to make a priority.
- Under the Whispering Door + The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune
- Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
- In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
- Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Name a genre you want to read more of.
Like I said in my 2022 goals, I want to read more classics. Besides that I think I’d say I want to get back into fantasy. I feel like I read a lot of contemporary and romance last year and I want to get back into fantasy.
I’d like to finish the Daughter of Blood & Bone trilogy (which I’ve owned for years!!) and a new fantasy I have my eye on is Six Crimson Crane by Elizabeth Lim.
What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
Will 2022 be the year I finally read Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas?? I mean I really hope so.
One word you’re hoping 2022 will be.