Naturally, after posting about how I did on my 2018 goals, this post will be about my goals for the new year. I decided to go for bookish, tv/movie, personal and blogging goals. I will share the goals with you and explain them a bit more below. So without further ado, let’s read about my 2019 goals!
Read more Netgalley books – Yeah it has kind of gone out of hand. I requested a couple of books via NetGalley, got a bunch of ‘Read Now’ books and at the moment I have 34 unread/unrated books on my shelves. So I want to dedicate this year to reading as much of those books as I can. [0/34]
Read 100 books – This is basically the usual Goodreads Reading Challenge that I’ve been doing every year since 2012; I want to read 100 books. I kind of know I’ll be going over this goal, which has to do with my next goal… [2/100]
Read a comic a day – Because I want to read one comic a day. This could mean a single comic issue or a full volume (with anything between 5-10 single comics in a bind-up). I have so many comics I still want to read, both Marvel and non-Marvel ones so I am just going to challenge myself to read one comic a day. [2/365]
Read more unread books on my shelves – I think most bookish people know this; we buy so many books but read only a handful of them. I have a bunch of books on my shelves and so many of those are still unread, some for years even, and I want to try to slim down my physical TBR even more!
Complete more series – Another relatable thing for bookish people, there are SO MANY series that I started, that I have not completed yet. Most of them are series where I’ve read the first book but didn’t continue the series. But there are some series where I’ve read all of them but the last one. So I am going to make a list of series I haven’t finished yet (I will make a blog post about it soon) and challenge myself to finish at least a couple of them.
Rewatch all Marvel movies – I know I literally just finished a Marvel rewatch, but that was only MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movies as they are owned by Disney. There are still a couple of older Marvel movies that I haven’t seen at all, and I want to rewatch all X-Men movies as well. So I thought, why not just do a complete Marvel movie rewatch?! I’m not sure how I’m going to do it yet, as I haven’t really decided yet which movies I’m going to include, but I’ll let you know asap!
Watch more TV shows – In 2018 I finished two TV show seasons. I watched season 1 of Luke Cage, and rewatched season 1 of Avatar the Last Airbender. I also watched the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episodes on Youtube but I don’t really count them, to be honest. So yeah, I want to make 2019 the year of TV shows. I really hope I’ll be able to finish some series I have started, and watch some new series people have been recommending to me.
Go to the cinema more often – Or at least try, because sometimes it just doesn’t work out at all. But I want to try to go to the cinema at least twice (or three times) a month, to get the most of the amount I pay for my subscription. I know I will probably not have three movies I really want to watch every month, but I want to try more movies I probably wouldn’t have chosen if I had to pay for each ticket separately.
Buy even more movies on DVD – Now that I have a DVD player, I want to buy even more movies I love on DVD. I managed this goal perfectly last year and I love looking at my DVD shelves, so I want to expand them much much more this year. Every time I watch a movie that I love, I will add it to a list I’m making on my phone and throughout the year I will buy a couple from the list.
Watch all unwatched movies I own – Just like my unread books, I own a couple of DVDs that I have never watched. I just bought the DVD because it was cheap, because I heard some good things about it or because an actor I like is in it. So yeah I am going to make another list with those titles and try to watch them all this year.
Clean my room properly – I spectacularly failed this in 2018, but it’s kind of gotten out of hand… So in 2019, I want to slowly declutter and clean my room. I need to clean up the clothes that have accumulated in front of my closet, I want to reorganise my messy bookshelves. I want to get rid of some furniture I am not using anymore that’s basically just taking up space. So yeah again, I am going to make a list of things I need to do and hopefully, at the end of this year, I will have a clean room!
Drink less fizzy drinks – I like coke, I like energy drinks, I really just like fizzy drinks. I am not a fan of water, so I hardly ever drink it. But this year I kind of want to make a change in that. I’ve stopped buying energy drinks at the end of 2018 and I am going to try to drink less coke daily and see about some alternatives that aren’t straight up water.
Make at least one picture a day – I love taking pictures, and I love sharing them with everyone on Instagram or Twitter. So this year I am challenging myself to make at least one picture a day. It can be a picture of the book I am reading, a picture of my cat, or just a random picture of what I am doing at that moment. So I will have a nice Behind the Scenes post every month, and I can look back at the great (and maybe not so great) things that happened this year. [2/365]
Save at least €50 every month – I set this goal to myself last year as well, and I think I did pretty well on this. I managed to get enough money together for my trips to Edinburgh and London and though I don’t really have any trips planned this year, I still want to save money. Partly for a new laptop (now that I don’t have to save for a Switch anymore) and partly still for any unplanned trips in the future. [0/12]
Make 5 new cosplays – Same as last year, I want to make/collect five more cosplays. Though I love buying items that work for a cosplay, I do want to try and make more things myself. Starting with Mai from Avatar the Last Airbender which I am going to cosplay for Dutch Comic Con, with my best friend as Ty Lee and another friend of ours as Azula! [0/5]
Try to blog at least once a week – I have been abandoning blogging in 2018 and I really want to pick it up again. I love writing things, even if it’s just blogs, and I want to do more with the website I am paying money for two times a year. So yeah, I am going to try to pick up blogging a bit more. Wish me luck! [1/52]
Do more weekly/monthly posts – This might seem like the same goal as the previous one, but with this, I mean posts like Top Ten Tuesday, monthly wrap-ups, Behind the Scenes posts etc. I want to really focus on doing these posts weekly/monthly so I am going to set reminders for myself on my phone.
Write more short book or movie reviews – I have been crappy at writing reviews, mainly because I just wanted to keep reading instead of having to put down a book to write a review for the previous one. I have renewed my Ultimate Book Blogger’s Plugin licence in November, so I guess I’ll have to use it again, don’t I?
Clean up old blog posts – I’ve been blogging on this website for a long time, and there are so so many blog posts on here that I don’t really like anymore. So I want to do a big blog clean-up very soon. I probably won’t delete any reviews or anything like that, but just some posts that I think don’t fit in with my blog anymore.
Comment on other people’s blog posts more – Communicating with other people is something I am horrible at, so I hardly ever comment on people’s blogs. I want to challenge myself to really try my best and talk to other people, and ignore that little voice in my head that says I am wasting other people’s time.
So here are my 2019 goals. What are your goals? How many books do you want to read this year? Do you have any series you really want to finish? Talk to me in the comments!