Reading Goals: A discussion
2020 is coming to an end. December is the time of year we reflect on lots of things, but for my and my blog, it’s all about bookish goals.
I have a terrible relationship with goals. I make them and I really want to achieve them. But, I also really love things that stand in the way of my goals-like naps, or binging The Big Bang Theory for the 1000th time.
My bookish goals tend to end up the same way-wanted, but ultimately unachieved. Yet, every year, I say to my self “This is the year! I will read more TBR books! I will lose 5lbs a month! I will read all ARCs on time!” And for about 3 months, I am killing it. But then I get distracted. Or tired. Usually both! So, my promise to myself is that this year, only 1 goal and it will be the simple Goodreads goal. Also, I’m gonna low ball so I feel super accomplished.
So, here is my 2020 goodreads goal. Yay me! Spoiler alert: it was originally 150 books, but about 1/2 way through the year I was despondent over the “X number of books behind schedule” that was constantly displayed. Then I was despondent over another goal that I “quit”.
You might be thinking “geez, it’s just a reading goal. Calm down, crazy lady.” and you would be correct. I think I tend to look at all goals the same whether they are important or not and failure of any leads to a shame spiral in which I convince myself that if I can’t even do X, I will never be able to accomplish anything. Welcome to life with obsessive type OCD.