31/01/2016

Collage + Jan Updates



I think I'm going to start doing updates on how I've been doing each month. It'll help me to be more positive, remembering what I've accomplished that month. Also if I only make one collage it's a place to showcase it and break up the text post.

January Successes
  • I feel better mentally and physically.
  • Meditation and yoga are working for me.
  • Transitioning to a plant based diet hasn't been as difficult as I thought it would be.
  • Had a job interview! So happy.
  • I've read a few graphic novels this month.

February Goals
  • Continue reading daily even if it's only 1-2 pages a day.
  • Hopefully find a job this month.
  • Go to the gym! At least 4 times. That's once a week. It's doable for sure.
  • Blog at least four times this month. Get into the routine man!
  • Keep my plant based diet going!
  • (Hopefully get something pierced.)
What has the first month of 2016 been like for you? I love hearing from you guys. Onwards and upwards!

20/01/2016

Reading Challenge 2016




I've been reading pretty consistently this month. The key has been reading more graphic novels. My trick is to read a standard novel along with a graphic novel. It helps me feel like I'm progressing more. 2 pages of a novel + 30 pages of a graphic novel seem pretty good to me. Also I'm testing my retention skills since I have remember all the details of the novel since I read so little of it per day. So my 2016 reading challenge is to read 16 books. I haven't really thought out which books I want to read ahead of time but I have The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the kindle app and I want to read Night Film at some point! Along with the two novels above those are the only concrete books I have set out to read.

Right now I'm reading Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges. It's a graphic memoir with some mystery elements involving a family secret. I love her drawing style. Very cool. And she's attracted to women! LGB representation! I'm also reading What She Left by T.R. Richmond. Bought in Tesco a few months ago on a whim. I had originally wanted to read the first Game of Thrones book but that was too intimidating for me right now. What She Left is a crime, murder mystery novel surrounding a young woman who mysteriously drowned. I'm on the fence about this one but I will persevere. My friend lent me Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz and it was a funny graphic memoir about a young woman trying to make in New York as a cartoonist. I liked it a lot as she tapped into the lack of direction you feel in your twenties as you try to make ends meet and the hopelessness of youth in a sarcastic and witty way. I'm interested to read her Fart Party collection. Are you reading any interesting books this year?
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