2018 goals

OMG you guys! Two posts in two days! As I pulled together my 2017 round-up, I started to think about things I want to improve on in 2018.

Goals for 2018 (NOT resolutions, because fuck that – lol)

Read! I love to read, but I’ve cut way back on it due to laziness. I just bought a book light and am ready to get back to it!

Initial list (because I already own them):

  • I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi
  • Antagonists, Advocates, & Allies by Catrice M. Jackson
  • Book of Dust by Philip Pullman (OMG YESSSSS!!!!)

And beyond! (See? I’ve been keeping track of books I want to read!):

  • What Happened by Hillary R. Clinton
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (graphic novel – started it but fell off at some point)
  • The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  • We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
  • The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, Cornel West
  • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman

I’m kind of all over the place, but whatevs.

Another goal is to strengthen my body. I think my kids are finally old enough that I’m ready to focus on myself a bit.

  • Pay more attention to the food I eat.
  • Incorporate exercise (family bikes?, family walks, use the free gym at work).


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3 responses to “2018 goals

  1. Woo hoo! TWO posts! And books! I should take down some of your titles. I’m going to try to read more than just my monthly book club picks this year. (And exercise too I suppose… if I have time between books. 😉 )

    • Feel free to add anything you’ve loved. I’m adding a few more here to check out so I remember (many of these are recs so need to investigate):

      * Authors: Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Miyazaki, Junot Diaz, Adam Silvera
      * Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
      * Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi!
      * Do I Dare Disturb the Universe by Charlise Lyles
      * Here Comes The Son by @ndennis_benn
      * Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
      * The Thing Around Your Neck short story collection by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
      * Hagseed by Margaret Atwood
      * Exit West by Mohsin Hamed
      * The Boat short stories by Nam Le
      * The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
      * Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  2. NOT resolutions, because fuck that — Bahahahahaha! Good goals! I guess I should set a few goals myself. 😉

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