Goals for 2014!

Before I get to my 2014 goals, let's see how we did with my 2013 goals:

Reading Goals
Read 50 books OR Read 17,500 pages
Blah. Nope. I read even less than last year. I only read 46 books.
Blog Goals
Post at least 2-3 times a week
Host a multi-blog massive giveaway
Host AND PARTICIPATE in another read-a-thon
Write reviews within 1 week of reading the book
UGH. I failed HARDCORE at ALL of these. 2013 was a rough year for blogging, my friends.
Personal Goals
Win the costume contest! Okay, I didn't actually win the costume contest I was referring to in this goal, BUT I did win a costume contest in October. And not only did I win, I won TWICE. I entered in beginner, and took home 1st place intermediate for craftsmanship, and 1st place beginner for stage presence. I felt pretty awesome.
Learn French. Um... I bought some French learning software that I haven't opened yet. Does that count?
Go on a date. HA HA! NOPE! AGAIN! I am such a sad human being.
Continue to write in journal. I actually did pretty good in this! I wasn't as regular as 2012, but still pretty good!
Write 20,000 words. I'm... actually not sure if I met this goal. I didn't really keep track of my words. But I'm pretty sure I did NOT.

2014 Goals:

Reading Goals:
  • Read 50 books OR Read 17,500 pages
  • Manga does not count (I read it really really fast) but audiobooks DO (because I no longer listen to them for my job).
Blog Goals:
  • Post at least 5 times a month (I know, this is dramatically less than my hey-day, but hey! I have busier days!)
  • Figure out how to bring blog back to life, and here are some ideas:
  • Host a multi-blog massive giveaway (Anyone want in?)
  • Host AND PARTICIPATE in another read-a-thon
Personal Goals:
  • Try that date thing again. Come on, certainly THIS year. Please? I don't want to be pathetic anymore! I swear I'm not an extremely social awkward person, I just have absolutely no flirting ability which means it's impossible for me to find my way out of the "friend zone" with ANYONE. Or even find my way to the "friends who date each other for giggles" zone.
  • Start writing again. I should be more specific... but I'm not sure how specific I want to be. Right now my roommate and I are just gonna start writing our fanfictions again.
  • Regain a basic mastery of the flute. I used to play, but it's been years since I even picked it up. I want to start again!
  • Continue to write in journal. A worthy goal whatever the year. But my current journal is almost filled up! I really want this to be my next journal, but so many monies...
  • Be able to run 6 miles in 60 minutes. I'm working on this right now. I'm really lame, but getting better!
  • Complete the lazy-man Ironman. This is something my school does in February. If you complete an ironman triathalon over the course of a month, you get a t-shirt. 
  • Lose 7 more pounds/become more toned. I've lost 23 pounds in the last 6 months. I'd love to lose 7 more to make it an even 30. However, I'd also really like to become more fit and toned, and I know that muscle weighs more than fat. So... the weight loss thing is flexible.
  • Graduate college. You guys, I'm so close. I'm so close!!
  • Get a "real" job. Look out public school. I'm coming for you Fall of 2014.
Cosplay Goals
(Yes, this has become such a part of my life that it warrants its own category)
  • I have 6 costumes planned for 2014, but I won't bore you with the specifics. Just know that I have a goal to complete all 6.
  • Attend and compete in an out-of-state costume contest. We're planning on Nan Desu Kan 2014!
  • Open Etsy Store. And fill it with all kinds of nerdy-goodness! Specializing in cosplay, but with other things too!
  • Learn how to use Worbla. This stuff is magic for making armor, and some of my dream costumes are really armor-heavy. So must learn!

I think that'll do for now!

All review content © Enna Isilee, Squeaky Books 2007-2014


  1. I could set you up with my brother. You have absolutely nothing in common (do you like fishing? country music? redneck?) but he's single and around your age. Oh, and he wants to be a high school teacher, which I guess is something you have in common.

    1. Wow. Not only do I not like any of those things, I think all of those are on my top 10 things I REALLY dislike. ;) So... maybe not the best way to go.

  2. 46 is a ton! You should be proud, yo.

    2013 was good; here's to making 2014 even better!

  3. Wow, you're very ambitious. Good luck with all these goals -- you can do it!

    Happy New Year!


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