Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Plans for 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I didn't think much could top 2018, but 2019 really came out swinging. I traveled to 12 different states (Florida, New Hampshire, California, Rhode Island, New York, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Philadelphia, Maine, Massachusetts) and to Scotland. My sister tried to plan a trip to Toronto, but it never happened. I didn't reach my reading goal, only getting to 35 out of the 50 I strived for. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire and started Graduate School in Scotland. I got to live with four amazing girls during my senior year of college, my friends and I made so many memories that all included laughing and inside jokes, and I surprised my parents by coming home for Christmas. It was a great year, and I can't wait to see what 2020 has for me...
I am once again setting my Goodreads Reading Challenge Goal to 50 books this year. I've only accomplished that once, but I am hopeful I can do it again. I've been in more and more contact with authors and publishers, so this year I hope to continue making those connections and being a trusted reviewer by these different people.
I'm living in Europe for most of 2020, so I'm hoping to make my way to a few new countries while I am here. My bucket list includes St. Petersburg and the Faroe Islands. My family is coming out to visit me in May, and I have at least three different groups of friends coming to see me. Although I may have to repeat a few things, I'm sure each visitor will leave a unique impact on me.
If all goes according to plan, I will have my MSc in Creative Writing in November 2020, which will be a huge accomplishment. After that, I intend on moving back to the states, unless something drastic happens that requires me to stay in Europe. Hopefully, it won't take me too long to find a job once I'm home. However, before all that happens at the end of the year, I hope to continue growing the friendships I started during my first semester. And maybe even meet a few new people. There is also a publishing course that takes place in September that I might apply for. It's highly selective, and even if I get in, I don't know if I'll be able to afford it, but part of me still wants to try so that I never have to wonder what if.
I always set blog related goals for the new year. In 2019, I got a logo made, which I think is gorgeous. As usual, I'm just trying to grow the audience and interactions on this site and my social media. If you're not following me on everything, please consider doing so. I'm intending on sticking with a new posting schedule for Instagram, so bets can begin for how long I can stick to it.


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