2017 Goals + December Wrap-Up

It's 2017 and I'm up for a crazy year ahead of me. I have student teaching coming up next week that gives me anxiety just thinking about it. I also have to start looking for places to send my resume - I have to create a resume! This is the start of everything. I feel like a new chapter is coming upon me and I need to get ready for it. Stay positive and work hard. But working hard doesn't mean I have to completely abandon everything. My goals for this year demonstrate that:

My Career Goals

  • Get organized (I can be a little disorganized when I get overwhelmed so I need to plan for those times and be organized throughout my time student teaching and teaching. There is no room for error.)
  • Treat student teaching like it's my job. (I'm not only there to learn and practice but to be a teacher. I need to take every moment like this is my full time job. Breathe. Live. Teach.)
  • Apply at various teaching jobs and get a full time job! 
  • Be positive. (I get nervous quite easily when I'm in a new situation but all I need to do is stay positive and plan and I'll be fine.)
  • Take it one day at a time. (This will be an experience that will go on for most of the rest of your life. You are new at teaching so don't sweat the small stuff. You will learn. Life is long and crazy. You got this.)

My Personal Goals

  • Exercise regularly. 
  • Run your second 5k.
  • Spend more time out of the house.
  • Learn more recipes.

My Bookish Goals

  • Read as much as you can. (I'll be working but I can always take one hour/half an hour a day to read something)
  • Read the bible. (I need to get back to being more spiritual.) 


Books Read

January Planned Reads

I'm planning on reading a lot this first week of January so I can read the remaining books slowly throughout the rest of the month.

What are your goals/planned reads?


  1. Great goals! That's awesome you'll be starting student teaching. I hope it's everything you want it to be. I'm looking for a full time job this year as well. Sigh.

    Hope you get lots read this month!


    1. Thanks! I got only some books done unfortunately and my student teaching went pretty well. I learned a lot.

  2. Love this! I have a few common goals. That's a lot of fun looking reads for January! I've read Lock & Mori, The Problem with Forever, and Cinder and enjoyed all of them.

    Anyways, love your blog! That name is perfect! :)

  3. Those sound like wonderful goals! And lots of pretty reads for the month. Good luck with student teaching!

  4. You have some really good goals! I still need to write down my goals for 2017. I have several, but I just need to put them on paper and stick them up somewhere I can see them all the time.

    I love the wide variety of books you have planned for January. Great selection!

    Are you going to try to read the entire Bible in one year? I read the New Testament last year and it was wonderful. I learned so much and gain so much insight into life. The Old Testament is harder for me to get through. There are so many good stories in it, but they're stuck in between long descriptions of buildings and the care of various leprous lesions. It's worth it to read the whole thing, though. Good luck!

  5. I love your goals! Being positive is something that I struggle with everyday and I am also aiming to work on it a bit harder this year. It's incredibly easy to feel negative about everything in your life and I don't want to be that person that carries all the bad energy.

    Loved your blog just followed on bloglovin'!

    Happy Readings,

    Lii @ Girl Hearts Book


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