I’m late for a new year’s resolution post, I know.  But who cares…  

2012 was a shitter of a year for me.  Sure some great things happened (I got a great job, my husband is still rad, my awesome nephew was born, we did fun things, we decided to move to Brunei).  But there were struggles too (infertility is HARD y’all).

So this year I decided to be pretty easy on myself.  I think moving to a whole new country is enough for a year without setting too many extra goals.  So my main resolution is to be open.  Open to new experiences, open to people, open to myself, open to the culture of Brunei.  And I think that will bring with it great things.

But I am also someone motivated by small challenges.  And the challenge I have chosen for 2013 is reading.  Namely reading 100 books in 2013.  This is a huge jump on what I read last year (I don’t know the numbers, but I’d be surprised if I hit 50).  But if January’s anything to go by, I should hit the century this year.  I’ve already ticked off my required eight for January, and I have ten more days and no more work.  So I’m on track.  

So far, the books have been mixed.  Some great (Brave New World, Aldous Huxley), some terrible (The Future of Us, Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler).  But even so, I’m loving the challenge.  It gets me off my screens, and into my somewhat forgotten hobby of reading.

And it’s a great excuse to put on my awesome new specs:


Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank. Book 1 of 2013.
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