Hi everyone,

I can’t believe we’re already 12 days into the new year. Even more so, I can’t believe that I haven’t gotten round to writing my 2018 wrap-up/yearly review and a “hello” to 2019.

First things first, I guess I should say that the reason I haven’t managed to find the time to write on here the past couple of weeks is because I now have a job (!). If you’ve read my previous post about life after university then you’ll know that I really struggled to find a job. So much so that it actually seriously affected my mood. I guess that’s all in the past now. I now work in event planning; it’s not really something that I saw myself ever doing. It’s kind of just ended up that way but I feel very lucky and grateful to be given such an opportunity but it is a lot to adapt to. It has meant that I haven’t had as much time to write on here. My priority for this coming week is to try to use my time more effectively and get myself into a routine so that I might be able to write more. I’m hoping to write a blog post about this balance very soon!

This brings me on to my next point for 2019 which is; I really want my blog to be more varied this year. I love reading and am primarily a reading/book blog but I feel that sometimes this restricts me from writing what I want. I want to write more creatively. I want to write about current topics that interest me and my thoughts on them. I want to write about TV, film, art, fashion, music, yoga, food, travel, theatre… (things that also greatly interest me). I want my blog to reflect more of me as a person, rather than just one-side of myself and I’m very excited to venture into this.

Now for a quick wrap-up of my 2018. In terms of reading, I think I had a great reading year! I read exactly the amount of books I set myself the challenge to read; 30. This year I’m planning to read 40 and I really think I might go over this number now that I have more opportunites to read whilst commuting. I read a lot of books that I really loved (Down and Out in Paris and London, A Room with a View, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Power, Agnes Grey…). I’m looking forward to reading more books by authors I was introduced to in 2018. Besides my reading achievements, I graduated from university, learnt to drive and passed my driving test, got a job, visited lots of different places… It was a good year overall.

Hopefully writing this blog post will get me in the right frame of mind to write more and more!

What are your plans for 2019?

Thanks for reading!

Zoe xx






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