If I had more space for a longer title, then it would be much longer. Because instead of being Why I Changed My Goodreads Goal….this is a lot more important. Today I’m going to be telling you:
Why I Changed My Goodreads Goal and Why I’m Not Ashamed of It
I’ve actually lowered my goal a whole 30 books – that’s a lot, right? There was a time I’d be surprised at reading that in a year! But I am a very, very determined person. So logically I kind of should be disappointed with myself. I should be at least a little sad at not being able to hit that 100 book goal. And sure, I would have liked that a lot. But sometimes, you have to accept that not everything can go your way. And naturally, things will get in the way of reading…the most important thing is that’s completely okay.
So, why haven’t I managed to read as much as I wanted to this year?
- College! Being actually busy with work and not sitting at home over the summer has allowed me to not have as much time to read.
- Friends. Even though I do like my alone time (and being on a train with a good book and earphones is a lovely escape for me), I am a pretty sociable person! And if there’s one thing I like more than reading it’s talking about what I’ve read!
- Other hobbies! I’ve always been a massive Nintendo player and fan, and I’ve kind of got back into that in the past year.
Why am I not bothered about this? It’s a simple reason, really. I want balance, and I appreciate being able to have that. I like reading, and I don’t think I’ll ever not be a reader. I’ve been a bookworm for the whole of my life and I can’t see that ending anytime soon.
But at the same time, I’m happy I’ve got my balance right. I’d like to read a little more than I do right now, but I think 50 will be a good goal for next year!
How are you doing with your goal?
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽