I Read 6 Books in 2017…

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But I accomplished so many other things I had never planned for, so is that really something to be ashamed of?

Hello friends! Long time, no post!

So I logged into Goodreads on 12/29 and was so depressed when I saw how far from my minuscule 30-book goal I still was. 30 books is barely one per 2 weeks. I had friends accomplish their 75-100 book goals! What!

This past year, I took a step away from my original passions (reading and writing) to make some career moves. I’m finally out of the serving game and am now a 7th grade English teacher! I specifically teach writing right now, which is AWESOME because it’s what I know and love!

7th graders are so challenging some days, but there’s some great kids in the bunch that get me through each day. I’m sitting here in my PJs on Christmas break, planning for our semester exam review days when we go back next week. The year is almost halfway over!

They say the first year of teaching (and sometimes the second) are truly the hardest. They did not lie. I haven’t decided yet if this is 100% for me, but I’ve gotten some great feedback from administrators and my field supervisor, so we’ll see how things go the rest of this year. I’m debating getting certified to teach high-school level English this summer, but that’s still up in the air.

I was sitting around thinking on NYE (as everyone always does) about how I want 2018 to go. I decided not to make a bunch of resolutions this year that I’ll inevitably fail at. I chose to make one.

1. Focus on myself.

I always worry about others more than myself. This year I’m going to be slightly more selfish. Take time for myself. Spend a little more money on myself. Treat my body better. Use my free time more wisely. Drink as much coffee as I want. You get the picture.

Does that mean more writing and blogging? Hopefully!
Does that mean I’ll lose the 50lbs I’d love to see gone forever? Hopefully!
Does this mean I’ll reach my new Goodreads goal of 26 books this year? Hopefully!

I’m not saying this or that will happen for sure. I’m just gonna roll with the punches.

2018 is the year of Danielle. Let’s get to it.


Do you have any resolutions this year? Tell me about them in the comments!

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