Happy New Year!

So 2017 wasn’t especially great. It wasn’t especially bad either so it was really just a nothing year. There were some really good times spent with my family. My little niece is growing up to be a really funny little girl. I’ve managed to read 191 books. I set myself an initial target of 52 which came very easily to me. As the year went on and I read more and more I would have liked to reach 200 but ah well. Nine away isn’t too bad.

The bad times came in the form of a hospital stay. My Ulcerative Colitis flared up again. I was only in for a few days but it knocked my body so much that I was off work for two months recovering.

Overall, I can’t complain.

2018 is looking to present some new challenges. I will be working specifically with weak readers trying to bring up their reading ages and help them to fall a little bit in love with reading…even if I just get a little bit of ‘like’ with reading I will feel like I have won.

I’m going to reset my 52 books a year as a book challenge on Goodreads.

I’m not going to make resolutions this year because they are easily breakable. I am making plans. I plan to start learning sign language. I plan to continue to donate the physical books I read to different places – either to friends or to the library in the school I work and I plan to enjoy napping more.

Most of all I plan to be happy!

Happy 2018 people.

Lis x