I think I just rambled, Life

things that i will totally do in 2018

There’s nothing I love more than lists. Lists are amazing. I hardly ever complete them, (TRANSLATION: nope. I never complete them) but we have wistful relationship. Sort of like my relationship with my violin – full of longing and missing talent.

Last year, I didn’t complete a single resolution. Not. One. So I thought, hmm … let me learn from this. Let me try to set achievable things. Let me … WRITE THE LONGEST TO DO LIST YET!!

Ah, yes. I really learn from my mistakes.

*ah-hem*

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BOOKS I WANT TO READ

  • A Dickens (WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!!!!)
  • The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over The World by Tom Feiling
  • Two indie books
  • Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis
  • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
  • Nine Day Queen of England by Faith Cook
  • Pride and Prejudice (I’ve tried, but have yet to succeed)
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
  • A book by P.G Wodehouse (this will be a GREAT hardship)
  • Two books by Georgette Heyer (SUCH HARDSHIP)

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BLOG THINGS TO BE DONE

  • Two posts a week (HAHAHAHA)
  • Two Heyer Recountings
  • A Dickens Recounting
  • Two Guest Interviews
  • A few ‘Terrible Movies I’ve Loved’ posts
  • Greater interaction on other blogs

WRITING THINGS I’D LIKE TO ACHIEVE

  • Finish The Elf Stew
  • Edit and republish Our Intrepid Heroine
  • Enter a short story competition
  • Submit an article/short story for publication in a magazine/e-zine (is that what they’re called nowadays?)blur-1869579_1920

OTHER LIFE THINGS

  • Skate the Rideau Canal
  • Arrive back in England in one piece with sanity intact (WHAT SANITY?!)
  • Maintain daily devotions throughout the year
  • Strive to be kinder

I think – in order to encourage myself – I will cross off this list as I go. So be sure to check back. It’s a riveting sport.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t really mind if one thing or everything or nothing gets crossed off my List To End All My Lists – what matters, I think, is put most succinctly in this verse from Micah 6 v 8:

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

(Though, of course, if I don’t manage to read a Dickens, I shall be BITTERLY disappointed.)

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18 thoughts on “things that i will totally do in 2018”

  1. reading any Dicken books is hard. they are long and full of endless details that you may otherwise wish to skip. I have read only two dickens novel – ‘little dorrit’ and ‘nicholas nicklesby.’ ‘little dorrit’ seems easier to read but then I did watch the mini-series which I think helps to carry on my interest because I sort of lose interest sometimes. I think it helps to watch the mini series/movies first because seeing the faces of the characters sort of help to visualize the words though I do think it still take a lot patience. there’s always the audio book option though I haven’t try those.

    I need to do some writing/editing. I think the hardest part is actually finishing and also the writing…

    good luck with all your goals.

    have a lovely day.

    1. Oh – thanks for the advice!!! I’m going to need it!

      All the best with the writing/editing – I know. It’s the same for me too! But the feeling after finishing a project … oh it’s grand!

      I hope you have a lovely day too ❤

      1. YES I THOUGHT THE SAME – the book one is to be sober and thoughtful and grown up and all that sort of thing. The balloon one is beautiful and fanciful. I like it too!!

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