Raise your hand if you’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution… if you’re not raising your hand right now, I know you’re lying. Every year I come up with these grand, vague resolutions…get more organized, eat healthier, etc, but guess what the only resolution was that I kept/met? My Goodreads Reading Challenge goal… whoops! Since clearly I do better with reading goals, I’m going make my own monthly reading challenges to keep me accountable. This month, I’m going with personal development.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
So I have a confession…my mother-in-law gave me this book in 2014, and I’ve been putting it off ever since (sorry, Mama Margie). Whoops… at least I’m doing it now! Anyways, this is Marie Kondo’s guide to declutter your home through simplifying, organizing, and storing. *My mom will be so proud.*
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
This title basically summarizes why I chose this book. 2017 was full of life changing experiences (being admitted to and starting classes in my MBA program, watching hubby chase his dream in several different states…oh, and starting this blog!) but I know 2018 will be even better!
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
My phone is usually glued to my hand throughout the day. It’s almost like a security blanket at times… Bored? Find out what my spirit animal is based on my wedding dress preferences on Buzzfeed. Nervous? Peruse Instagram. Uncertain? Google it. One of my goals for this year is to spend more time “unplugged” and this book should help me find the balance that I need.
Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
I’m pretty sure everyone has heard of Shonda Rhimes, but if you haven’t, she is the mastermind girl boss behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. This book basically chronicles how saying “Yes” to unexpected invitations can change your life.
Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run
You may or may not know that I finished my first half-marathon (and no, not on Netflix!) in 2017. Even now, saying that makes my legs tighten up *shudders*. Leading up to a race, every single time, I’m cursing myself, saying I’ll never do this again, and then I inevitably sign up for another race. Well, I have a 10 Miler coming up in April, so I guess it’s time to learn to run (again)! Wish me luck!
What are your book resolutions this year? Let me know if you’ll be reading along with me!