Another year comes to an end – huzzah!
Now, I’m not one for resolutions, not because I don’t think they’re a good idea (because goals are good, people), but if I decide I’m going to do something, I don’t need a new year to motivate me into doing it. Usually. Yeah, I have those few extra pounds from too much holiday candy (throwing away chocolate just seems wrong. Am I right? You know I’m right), but I’ll sweat those off soon enough. I do, however, have two goals for this year I’d like to share with you.
DYE MY HAIR.
Most people don’t know this about me, but I’m extremely particular with my hair. As in, come near me with a pair of scissors and prepare to die…unless I’m paying you. I don’t mess with my hair. I’ve had the same hairstyle for years because every time I cut it a different way, I regret it. As in why did I let that *%$#@ talk me into changing my hair and now it will take months to grow back and I can’t wear a hat to work kind of regret. My hair is long. Dark. Naturally curly. I chopped four inches off a couple weeks ago and it still hits the center of my back.
And I’ve decided I want to add some purple to it.
*Bites fingernails* Yes, it’s true I found a gray hair last year, but that’s not why I want to dye my hair. I love purple. Maybe it’s a mid-life crisis and I want to do something mildly wild. Don’t know when I’m going to do it, but it WILL happen. Here’s a picture of what I’m envisioning as my virgin dye job:
What do you think?
My second resolution, and this is going to be a hard one…
NO MORE BOOKS UNTIL I MAKE A DENT IN MY TBR LIBRARY.
I have 67 paper books to read and hundreds on my kindle. It’s ridiculous. There are so many books I want to read, are waiting to be read, and I keep buying more. It’s an addiction. But dang! There are so many good books out there!! Still, I’ve got to be practical. There’s no sense buying more when I have so many already.
The second part of this resolution, though, is I won’t make myself finish a book. I RARELY don’t finish a book because as an author, I know the time, heart, and effort the writer put into their story. I feel like they deserve my time…but sometimes they really, really don’t. And it’s not personal. Not everyone likes the same stories and different stories draw out emotions in different people. If I’m not sucked in by chapter 5, I’m calling it quits, no guilt. And once a month (or twice a month…I do have a couple Diana Gabaldon novels awaiting me, after all), I’ll post mini reviews of my progress, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
So those are my two resolutions. I hope you all have a freakin’ amazing 2015!! Making any resolutions this year you want to share?