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The Plan


The last time I posted, I was celebrating a birthday. The next time I post, I’m celebrating the new year.

Yes, I know that it is twenty-nine days past the new year.

But regardless of how many days have passed, it is the new year. That means it is a new opportunity to begin anew and to recharge. Life is a continuous journey, but one with many twists and turns to change.

So, here are five ways that I wish to change. Call them New Year’s Resolutions, if you will. Or not, because calling them New Year’s Resolutions puts too much pressure. They are simply a to-do list.

1–Start my career in the social media / marketing industry. I’ve known for a long time that my passion is in social media. I love to talk to people. I love to give advice. I love to interact with the hope that I am making a difference in people’s lives.  If I can do that on a bigger scale, nothing would make me happier (well, except for my daughter of course).

2–Watch my daughter continue to grow and raise her to be a smart, beautiful toddler. She is eleven months old now and such a joy to behold, however cliche that may sound.

3–Learn, learn, learn everything there is to know about social media. I’ve been using social media for awhile but I also realize that there is still more to learn, particularly since new features and add-ons are constantly being added and implemented. I plan on using SnapChat and Quora and implementing them to continue to grow my personal brand.

4–Read books. Read more books. I love books. I’ve always loved books. I love the written word. I love curling up in bed with a deliciously good book to read.

5–Write. I want to write more. Books, stories, poems, dreams, hopes for the future. I want to write more on the human condition to try to help and motivate others.

So, that’s it. These are my plans for 2017. Comment below and tell me what you plan on doing this year!


2016 Reading List II

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read more. Last year, on the very last day of 2015, I listed the physical copies of the books that I own but have not yet read. Today, five days into the new year, I will be listing the books on my Nook that I have not yet read.

All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr — I bought this book after a friend recommended it to me. It’s a WWII historical fiction novel, ’nuff said.

Allegiant, by Veronica Roth — Book 3 in the Divergent Trilogy. I read the first book Divergent and loved it. But for some reason, I could not get into book 3 and even book 2. I feel as if Divergent could have done well as just a single book and not as a part of a sequel or trilogy.

Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn — I read Gone Girl and loved it! So naturally, I wanted to read another one of Flynn’s books…

The Silent Sister, by Diane Chamberlain — I’ve read a few of Chamberlain’s books and again wanted to read more of her work.

Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard Series Book 1), by James Patterson

The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai

Nothing Happens Until It Happens To You: A Novel Without Pay, Perks, or Privileges, by T.M. Shine

Chill Factor: A Novel, by Sandra Brown

Souls of the Stones Omnibus (The Complete Trilogy), by Kelly Walker

The House Girl, by Tara Conklin

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of his Trip to Heaven and Back, by Todd Burpo

Insurgent, by Veronica Roth — As mentioned above, I could not finish the second book of the Divergent trilogy. But willing to try again for the sake of finishing a trilogy and besides I did watch the movie.

The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust, by Edith H. Beer

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed

The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair — I’ve been meaning to read this book after I took a US history class at SNHU…

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

Calling Invisible Women: A Novel, by Jeanne Ray

The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom — I read The First Phone Call From Heaven and The Five People You Met in Heaven and loved them.

How Lucky You Are, by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Deja Dead, by Kathy Reichs

The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks — One of my favorite writers.

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

So, I guess I better get off the blog and start reading! 🙂 But have you read any of these books? Are any of these books on your 2016 Reading List? If so, let me know!