This is me, popping in to wish all of you a wonderful 2018!!
Last year wasn't so awesome for me. There were hospital appointments, scary surgeries, my favourite cat died unexpectedly. And then, to end the year, my last grandmother died just 3 weeks before Christmas. It would have been her 98th birthday on Boxing Day, and she had a long and wonderful life, and she passed away peacefully in her sleep, but I am really going to miss her. I had the flu over Christmas, and am only now getting back on my feet, and I am woefully behind reading all of the wonderful Erised fics - so many long fics this year! I am catching up slowly, though.
I managed to reach my Goodreads goal of 200 books last year. I actually read more, but I kept forgetting to update on GR. But to be honest, roughly 90% of those were m/m romances, and some of them were quite short, so I feel as though I cheated a little. So, this year, my new goal is 25 books, but I'm going to limit those to classics, or best-sellers, things like that. The first books on my list are Atonement and Wide Sargasso Sea, and that second one will probably prompt me into rereading Jane Eyre, so there we go.
I'm also gong to try and start posting once a week on here, just to try and keep up with everybody. I kind of let it slide last year; there was a lot of RL stuff going on and so fandom felt like a little too much pressure on top of that, but I think now it might have been a little uplifting, instead. So, with that in mind, I'm going to sort of keep a little diary on here, about what I've been up to and how family life is going, to try and keep the doors of communication open.
I have a couple of resolutions, of course! I want to stop smoking finally (she says, holding a cigarette while typing), and I want to lose a bit of weight. Ben is taking me to Peru in a few years for my 40th birthday, and I want to be able to hike all the trails without dying. Who knows, maybe if I start now, I'll get there in time?
I'm also going to continue writing, of course. I have a couple of ideas for some multi-chaptered fics, as well as the original stories I have languishing in my gdoc files. My goal is to complete at least one of each this year, maybe more if I can manage it.
Anyway, I hope 2018 brings wonderful things for all of you, and that everybody stays happy and well for the rest of the year! <3
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