Monday, 4 January 2016

Hello, new year!

I kept meaning to post something during December, but I never got around to it! For my family and I, the last part of 2015 really wasn't too great - we had too many funerals to attend between us, and lost too many family members / friends. We are all glad to see the back of 2015, and hope that 2016 will be a lot brighter!

In the meantime, I didn't really achieve many of my goals last year, but I did manage to achieve my GoodReads goal for the year! Here is my widget:

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Trisha has read 0 books toward her goal of 42 books.

So I was glad to at least achieve one thing, even if it was tough at times. In 2016 I will also be setting myself a reading goal, but it's going to be much smaller than last year's. I will be undertaking some study during this year, and will need to use much of my spare time for that. I'm going to miss reading voraciously, but I at least hope to read a few books this year. I've also moved to the 'dark side' (or rather, the only side there really should be when it comes to reading!) and from now on I intend to not pursue any book I'm reading that I can't stand, or that is hard work to get through. So I have created a new shelf on GoodReads, "did not finish", and will just put any books I am not very into on that shelf. As people have said to me many times, "Life is too short!"

I did achieve some other things last year, but not as much as I would have liked. However, things will be changing around here - I need to strike a balance in my life, between work, volunteering with my rescue group, and having time for me / my creative pursuits.

I'm hoping 2016 will be the year I start to get more of a balance.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Sorry last year was so sad for you.
    I agree - life is too short to read bad books.

  2. Happy New Year! Sorry to hear it's been rough recently. May 2016 bring good things your.

  3. Hi Trisha - having a bad year does not help ... sadly life does have its moments - so yes let's hope this year is better for you.

    Well done on the reading .. and I like the idea of did not finish - sounds sensible ... I'm about to start that sort of thing here - but they'll be out of the door to the Cancer Charity shop.

    Good to see you back and Happy New Year - cheers Hilary

  4. Sorry for your losses. Wishing you a much brighter and happier 2016!

  5. Losing family and friends is never easy and should be used as a reminder to live our lives to their fullest. May 2016 be easier on you and your family and may you know peace and joy.

    I've always said that my only regret in life will be that won't have read all the books I want to read. A long time ago I gave up reading books that didn't snag me. I don't have the time to *waste* on them.

  6. I hope 2016 brings you lots of good things!


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