Five Things Friday (#46 – New Year Edition)

It’s the first Five Things Friday of 2019! I haven’t been spending much time on the internet over the past couple weeks due to holidays and travel, so I didn’t compile my usual five things. Instead, I’m going to share 5 things I’d like to do or change in 2019.

1. Stop using my snooze button.

I’ve been oversleeping more often lately and it adds a lot of stress to my life. I think setting one wake-up time and sticking to it might make a big difference, so I want to try to stop snoozing. Will it work? I guess we’ll see!

2. Read more.

I slid into my 2018 Goodreads Challenge of 25 books at the last minute on a forgotten audiobook technicality, so naturally, I’ve decided to up my challenge for 2019 to 30 books. There is so much time I spend scrolling through Twitter or watching TV that could be spent reading — I just need to get motivated!

3. Write more.

I took a lot of time off from writing this year due to trauma and transition, but I’d like to make up for that this year and really hit the ground running. More blogs, more novels, more everything. Let’s do this!

4. Spend more time and energy promoting my book.

Hey!!! I wrote a book!!!

In all seriousness, I want to up my online presence and be more active about marketing and promoting my book and my brand, especially because I’d really like to release the sequel at the end of 2019…….. stay tuned.

5. Get active!

I was a lot better about this year than in 2017: I started going to yoga again, and I got into a pretty regular swimming routine. The end of my year wasn’t so great though, and I’d like to do even better in 2019. More yoga, more swimming, more hiking, more biking.

So there they are — 5 sort of general goals for what I want my year to look like. I’ll try to keep you updated on how it goes! What are you hoping to accomplish in 2019?

Published by clairelaminen

I am a Ventura, California native with a compulsion to create. I'm a storyteller, through writing, photography, and occasionally music. Weekends are for camping with my husband, reading, and hunting for vintage treasures, which I sell in my Etsy shop, Peace & Goodwill. My favorite things include lavender lattes, swimming in the ocean, true crime podcasts, The X-Files, and Peaky Blinders. I hope to become a full-time writer, bestselling novelist, and a continually improving reflection of God's grace. Proverbs 16:24

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