I never understood why people do New Years Resolutions. It’s not like they’re a bad idea. On the contrary. If someone is going to make a change it is ideal to make that promise to yourself and have, at least in your head, a plan. If you think about it though, you can make a resolution any time really. My last ‘resolution’ that I remember was made in November of 2013 after which I lost nearly 25 kilograms. <shameless self-praise>
But the start of the year is as good a time as any. Now, when I was at TAFE, the teachers would throw around this acronym: K.I.S.S. No, they weren’t talking about rocking and rolling all night and partying every day. It stood for ‘keep it simple, stupid’. Blunt, but effective. Rather than some kind of ’10 ways I can improve this year’ list of resolutions, I figure I will give myself just one and see how I go, and not just because list articles are so 2014, especially those that go 1 webpage per item of the list <cringe>.
This year I want to read 10 books. Books are probably the one form of media I haven’t conquered yet in my list of hobbies. Between games, movies, music, comics and the occasional anime, I realise my interests are fairly diverse, I’m just yet to do books.
Last year I read 2 books. Crazy Love by Francis Chan and The Fault in our Stars by John Green. Both of which are amazing and worth checking out. The interest in reading comes mainly from The Fault in our Stars. I figured I’d read the book before seeing the movie. I like the characters and I want to find more stories with interesting characters and good characterisation and such.
At this point it’s midnight and I can’t think of how to end this post other than I will give it a go and eventually fill this space here in on how I went.
Until then, may the force be ever a light for you in dark places.