Reviewing My 2017 Goals

At the beginning of 2017, I made these goals. Now, with 2018 just over the horizon, it’s time to see just how well I did on them.

Let’s start with my bookish goals…

Read at least 75 books in the new year.

Not completed! I lowered it to 70 and as of writing this I’m at 69 with my 70th book 3/4ths of the way done. Darn!

At least 30 of those books must be books I own at the beginning of this year.

Managed this one! Barely, but I did. I read exactly 30 of my own books.

♦ Books I want(ed) to read in 2017 ♦

» The Martian by Andy Weir

Got it!

» The Inkworld Trilogy by Cornelia Funke

Er… well, I read the first one!

» The Rest of the Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices/Dark Artifices books I own (up to Lady Midnight) by Cassandra Clare

Didn’t read Lady Midnight, but I got all the others done!

» The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


» Something by Michael Grant.

Done! I read Eve & Adam.

And now for Cosplay…

Finally finish my Sailor Saturn cosplay.

… Whoops. Still in-progress!

Make a non-character cosplay.

Didn’t quite manage this one. I tried, but it didn’t end up working out.

Buy a proper dress form.

Managed this one!

Figure out some better storage and get rid of ancient cosplays

Also did this one! It was a lot harder than I expected. I was attached to some of them quite a bit more than I thought I was.

And, finally, life…

Grow my hair out.

It’s about shoulder-length when straightened, so I mostly managed this one? I cut it all off in March (I think) because it wasn’t growing out like I wanted and wanted to start over, but it’s grown significantly since then when you consider how short it was when I cut it.

Take part in NaNoWriMo 2017.

I took part! Failed it, but that’s okay!

Write more in general.

So, I wrote a lot of fanfiction this year. A lot.

How much did I write? Well, this is roughly, because I can’t locate a few of the files I never did anything with, but I wrote somewhere around 141,914 words, which coverts to about 490 pages, give or take. For my own work, I wrote around 19,705, or about 68 pages.

So that’s a total of 161,619 words, or 559 pages in a converter.

Yeah, most of it might have been fanfiction, but that doesn’t bother me. At least I’m writing.

Do more charity work.

I didn’t do great on this one, but I did knit three blankets for charity.

Walk more.

Pretty sure I accomplished this one.

Mess around with makeup more

Accomplished this one but … makeup is so EXPENSIVE AUGH.

Well, didn’t accomplish all of these, but considering I knocked my writing goal pretty much out of the stratosphere (I’ve never written that much in one year before), I’m pretty okay with how everything came out.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my new goal list!

Thanks for reading!


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