It’s that time of the year! Time to make lists of the good things that happened in 2021. Now, baking wise, I didn’t go crazy but I still had some really great recipes happen. Here they are in order of greatness:
I mean….truth. Sure, reading is fun but so are photos/memes/gifs.
I’ve been a bit of a scatter brain lately, I meant to address this stuff in my Bookish Resolutions post but I did…….not.
Mr. C&M poked fun at me in 2020 for backing off of blogging. As he pointed out, I was being lazy about it the instant people were looking for new content to keep them entertained while trapped at home. It was a fair point BUT work became hell at that point and mental health became a prerogative. (Not to mention he jumped in the game streaming ocean both feet first, so one of us was doing the world a content favor anyway.)
Despite my lack of activity, the blog continued to grow in 2020. I’m now up to 886 followers and I just want to say THANKS for joining me AND for hanging in there while I wasn’t posting much.
All that being said, with my new fancy laptop, my motivation has seemed to return. The hope is to be posting twice weekly again, at bare minimum once a week.
I’ve also decided to return to writing book reviews. *insert cheering masses here* I’m going to be more relaxed about it than I used to be however. It became a job at one point and then I stopped enjoying it. So, I’m only going to really review anything that makes me feel strongly one way or the other. Mediocre books produce lame reviews when it comes to me, so I’ll either skip them altogether or do mini-reviews at the end of the month.
I would also like to revive Mr. C&M’s craft beer review section, although since we’re still not going places and he’s not drinking that much, that one might be a little while.
Lastly, I spruced up the front page of the blog. Probably nothing too noticeable though, changed some fonts and colors. Maybe this will be there year that I actually figure out how to do more things with WordPress. I only recently figured out how to do photo galleries if that tells you just how little I’ve tried anything past basic posts.
Those are my big plans. Hopefully 2021 doesn’t take a big fat dump all over them.
I went back and read my resolutions from last year and BOY WAS I OPTIMISTIC. Thanks 2020! In retrospect, compared to a lot of other people, we did just fine in the year that ruined everything for everyone. So I’ll just be thankful for that.
2020’s Resolutions and How I Did:
I challenged myself to read 30 books for the year and I read 40. To be fair, I knew 30 was something that could easily be accomplished but I just didn’t want the pressure of not reaching an unreasonable goal.
My main goal was to spend the least amount possible on books and to work on the ones I already owned. I read 30 books that I owned and bought 17. Technically, that makes me successful. I spent $41.59 of my own money on books for the year and $20 from an Amazon giftcard. Not too shabby!
Read more non-fiction. I read 6 books in that genre which is up from the 2 I think I read the previous year.
I borrowed 7 books between Ignited Moth and my little cousin and checked out ZERO books from the library.
The one bookish goal I did not accomplish was building a bookshelf. That’s two years in a row that I failed that one.
2021 Bookish Resolutions:
Continue working on my current stock at home. Since the world is still on fire, the motivation for this will probably be easy.
Spend as little as possible on books. I’ve got other goals that require money and a giant stock of books at home so I feel like this is a no-brainer.
Mood read the entire year. I’ve been so much happier since doing this that I need to make it a priority.
THIRD YEARS THE CHARM RIGHT??! Build a bookshelf. :3
2021 Non-Bookish Resolutions:
Continue to pay down credit cards. (We did pretty good at this in 2020 since we weren’t going anywhere.)
Invest money in new clothes. Clothes are not something we spend a lot of money on and we could both use some upgrades, so this is to be the year that we clean out and restock our wardrobes.
What resolution are you MOST excited to tackle in 2021?