Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Goodbye 2013 - Helllloooo 2014

Whoop Whoop! Happy New Year Everyone! 

In 2013, I read 128 books!!!!!
 My goal was 100 so I'm giving myself a huge pat on the back! Go Me! :) 

I've been lucky enough to meet some Ah-mazing people this year - Authors, Bloggers, Publicists, Other Readers! I've loved every minute of it! I'm so lucky to be able to call so many of you my friends!

Thinking about my goals for 2014.... 

I feel like I started out 2013 with a bang! I was on my blog nearly every single day and was reading like a machine. Halfway through the year, I had to slow down because I was missing things right in front of me - family time. So I slowed down my reading and tried to spend more time focusing on my family. The last half of the year has been the hardest because my son was/is sick. I'm hoping we'll find out what exactly is going on next week at his doctor's appt. Wish us luck!

I also finally bit the bullet and decided to put my photography out there! I started my own business on the side and I'm scared to death... Ha. If you're curious or want to see my work, you can find my page on Facebook. If you stop by, let me know! I'd love to know what ya think! :) Sooo... needless to say, blogging, photography, sickness, family time, son in pre-k, reading, AND my regular full-time job at the hospital have me stretched pretty thin... BUT I LOVE IT (well, NOT the sickness part - that part is the pits!)

My goals for 2014 are pretty simple....
Well...they sounds simple but they're going to be a beast to tackle! Ha

1. Slow down and focus more on content and not deadlines. My posts will probably decrease a little until I can get a grasp on a new schedule but I hope to have it down pat by February. :) I still plan on posting cover reveals, spotlights, and taking part in tours - But I'll be more picky about which ones I join so I'm not stressing over deadlines as much as I do now. I'll still be doing reviews for both indie & traditionally published authors. I refuse to put either aside because I <3 both!

2. Reconnect with other bloggers. I never seem to have time to sit and read other blogs anymore. Life and work have sort of caught up with me so I've lost my groove. I used to sit and read other blogs a few minutes a day. Then it became a few minutes once or twice a week. Now I'm lucky to sit and read other blogs once a week for a few minutes. I plan on changing that in 2014. I'm going to focus on finding time to read other blogs! I miss everyone! I miss connecting with readers & other authors through blogs. I still get on Twitter and Facebook so that's at least a plus! :)

3. Well, I think 1 & 2 will keep me pretty busy for 2014. Do you have any suggestions on how you do any of the above that I might find helpful?? I'd love to hear from you!

What are some of your goals?!? 

Leave a link to your posts below & I'll stop by!!!! <-- see, look-a-there! 
I'm already starting to work on my goals! :)

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