Goodbye 2019

Hey Everyone.

I can’t believe that it is already time to write this post. How in the world is 2019 almost over? Where did this year go?

Last year I wrote this post at the end of the year, I shared some of the books and songs that I enjoyed and some of the highlights of my year. That isn’t really what I want to do this year, but I want to write something and share somethings with you all. So let’s just see how it goes!


I read a lot this year, over 300 books according to Goodreads. I read some great books and some terrible books. I found new authors and new books by my favorite authors. My love of reading and books has not diminished at all and if anything has continued to grow.

Music and singing have become a bigger part of my life this past year somehow. For most of my life we have had music playing almost constantly in the background of our life. Different albums of music seem to signify different seasons of our life.

Over the past few years I have been finding my own music and listening to it on my own. Every year I expand the music I listen to, finding new (to me) artists and falling in love with different songs. This year my love and appreciation for and fascination with music, specifically singing and different people’s’ voices has really grown and I hope it continues to grow.

I’ve spent hours and hours in the kitchen over this year. It was a lot of the same things made over and over again, but I did try some new recipes. One fun thing that we made was foil packs! They were delicious and really fun to make. I cooked more potatoes then I could ever count and still love them. Chocolate is still one of my favorite things and so are apples.

My family went through some hard stuff, just like everyone else, but things are good now. Having the difficult and sometimes horrible times helps us to appreciate the good and happy times. I am so thankful for my family, all of my siblings and my parents.

Blogging this school year has shifted from what it was last year. I’m not posting as regularly, but I still enjoy it. I”m still trying to figure out where I am going with it. I’ve posted lots of pictures and reviewed a bunch of books. I haven’t gained many new followers and I’m okay with that, it isn’t my goal any more and that has changed my perspective of blogging and what I post.


Well, there you have it, a bit of a recap of sorts of my year. I hope that it wasn’t to torturous to read. 😀

I would love to hear about your year! What are some highlights or things you have learned?

Spring Goals 2019

Hey Everyone!

I love spring. Everything about it except for all the mud. I love watching everything come to life, seeing all the grass turn green, hearing the birds in the morning, again, all the beautiful new leaves, the warm breeze….I could go on and on.

Even though it is officially spring, here it still looks pretty much like winter, but the first signs of spring are emerging. Sadly I don’t have any springy pictures to share, but hopefully I will soon. 😀

Anyway, here are my spring goals!


(1) Go barefoot outside while the ground is still spongy and cold. I love how it feels and it is so freeing to finally go barefoot after the winter.

(2) Take more walks. I really enjoy going on walks, I’m just usually not motivated enough to get outside while it is still chilly outside.

(3) Stay consistently active on my blog. I love blogging, but sometimes I just can’t pull off a post. It always frustrates me. I am hoping I can stay active and stop getting annoyed with myself when I can’t or don’t post.

(4) Make homemade pasta. I’ve only done this once and it is a crazy amount of work, but so worth it!

(5) Finish school. I feel slightly behind, but I’m pretty confident I will be able to finish in June.

(6) Read and review at least three YA contemporary novels.

(7) Get back into the stretching every night.

(8) Take at least one picture everyday.

(9) Read my Bible more often.

(10) Work on writing about things that I am passionate about.


What are some of your spring goals? Have you ever made homemade pasta?

HELLO 2019! My New Years Resolutions!

Hey Everyone!

I hope that the start of your new year has been amazing! Other then Christmas break ending my new year has been pretty great so far!

All week I have been getting emails with posts that titles are variations of my title for this post, so I thought that once again I might as well join them. I have never been successful at fulfilling any of my New Years resolutions in past years (I’m sure I am not the only one), but then again I’ve never really tried very hard. My hope is that if I try I will be able to complete most if not all of these resolutions!

Complete My Goodreads Reading Challenge

Last year I set the pretty unrealistic goal of reading 400 books. Unsurprising I ended up not being able to complete my challenge, falling 123 books short.

I am kind of proud of my self, that I read at least 277 books in 2018. That is pretty good right!? If only I hadn’t set my 2018 challenge as 400 books. *sighs*

Anyway, I am pretty confident that I can read 300 books this year! I’m excited to see what books I end up reading in 2019!


Write In My Journal Almost Daily

During the last six months or so of 2018 I hardly ever wrote in my journal. I really missed it but I just couldn’t (or didn’t make time for it).

A couple days ago I started a new journal for 2019. I am hoping to finish it this year, filling it only with writing, not turning it into a scrapbook like I did with 2018’s journal.


Be Able To Do A Split

This has been on every list of goals and resolutions I have made for the past couple years, but this is the first year that I am actually stretching every day. So hopefully 2019 will be the year I am finally able to say that I can do a split!


Become A Better Photographer

I intend to read a bunch of blog posts about photography, ask my friends and family for suggestions and tips and find some good photography books to read.

Even if none of this helps I will just keep learning by taking pictures. I think practice is one of the best ways to learn anyway. 😀


Stick To My Blogging Schedule

Right now I am posting on Monday or Tuesday and Friday. It’s working well for me and I plan to stick with it.


Become A Better Blogger

I am really excited to learn more about blogging and improve my blogging this year!!


Spend More Time Writing and Putting Together My Posts

I always feel like I just end of throwing my post together. My plan is to spend more time and thought on each post.


Reach 100 Followers

I love knowing other people are reading and enjoying (hopefully) my blog, I am looking forward to my audience growing!

Thank you to all my wonderful followers and commenters!

What are some of your New Years Resolutions??? Which of mine is your favorite?

Happy New Year!