Goal update – January

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Earlier on this month, I posted about a creative project that I’m carrying out this year as part of Ali Edwards’ ‘One Little Word’ online class. I’ve still to share the art journal page that I’ve made this month but as the post was one of my most popular reads from 2014 so far, I thought I’d update you on my progress. Plus, a little accountability is good right?

My word for the year is ‘grow’ and to be honest I don’t have any fixed ideas about what I want to achieve or how I want to grow this year. I’m open to seeing where this project takes me and I’m excited about that. It’s nice not to have any pressure in a way!

One thing I have done is to write a list of things I would like to do this year – just for fun mainly but they also link with my focus on growth. I wanted to share one of the items on my list with you today.

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I’ve chosen 12 books from my Amazon wish list that I would like to read and I’m aiming to read at least one of them a month. My Amazon wish list is more of a reading list than a ‘to buy’ list as I use it to store the titles of books that I’d like to read. The books on my list are usually recommended by friends or are ones that I have seen in magazines or featured on TV. You can see three of the books from my list above. They are Albert Camus’ ‘The Fall’, Amy Brill’s ‘The Movement of the Stars’ and Truman Capote’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. I’ve seen the film but never read the book.

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Next on my list is Sherwood King’s ‘If I Die Before I Wake’, Janet Groth’s ‘The Receptionist’ and Sophie Hannah’s ‘The Orphan Choir’.

I’ll be sharing the next 6 books on my list next week. Have you read any of these titles? If so, what did you think? Have you set yourself any goals this year?

Images via Amazon