Week in Review December 30: 2018 Resolutions

missprintweekreviewThis week on the blog you can check out:

I really loved Jane, Unlimited and I’m excited to finally be sharing my review of it with you here on the blog. In addition to my top ten booklist, I also did another year of reading tracker stats.

Moving into 2018 I am going to try to make these posts a little chattier again and not just a roundup of what I’ve published on the blog in the past week (and, you know, maybe I’ll post them on time too).

Since this post happens to come right at the end of the year (December went by so quickly for me), I decided to share some of my resolutions for 2018.

In 2016 and 2017 I was focused on being mindful and intentional. I’m not sure how I did with either of those. In 2017 I have been working on being neater and on using what I have–but I slipped up a few times. I also completely lost focus of what I was trying to do for my yearly goal which was, of course, a stumbling blog too.

In 2018 I am going to try to have deliberate and intentional as my guiding words. I have some specific things I want to accomplish this year and I’m hoping remembering those words throughout the year will help me focus on what I need to do.

I’ve been re-assessing my possessions through the eyes of KonMari again (more on that tomorrow because it’s getting to be a long post all by itself!) and I’m hoping to start budgeting and saving more. I also want to try to get back in the habit of using the library and buying fewer books (something that became increasingly difficult as a book blogger/reviewer).

I have no idea how this is going to go but I also bought a non-leather planner (I am doubling down on my commitment to a leather free life except for shoes/gifts and cruelty free makeup) and I’m going to try to use that to sort of get organized and stay focused. I’m not sure if I’ll be bullet journaling because I kind of hate the cult following “bujo” has at this point but it will be something. I don’t know.

What are you goals for the new year? What do you hope 2018 has in store?

Here’s my latest from Instagram:

I’m a little behind but I’ll be posting more pictures from the city’s holiday displays soon. Another thing I’ve realized about myself (and hope to remember moving forward) is that just because I’m using a camera phone it doesn’t make my pictures less artistic or less valuable. I am trying to remind myself that I am a photographer and that it counts even with so called “low tech” tools. I’m also trying to put more value on things that I might deem as disposable (like pictures I take or even some of my blog posts here) because the effort is no less real.

If you you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my December reading tracker.

How was your week? What are you reading?

Let’s talk in the comments.