Month in Review | January 2018

I Listened To…

A Court of Thorns and Roses part 1 & 2 by Sarah J. Maas  ★★★★☆

It had been a quite while since I last listened to an audiobook and after reading listening to ACOTAR I realized why: I just hadn’t found the right book(s)! I had ACOTAR on my Storytel bookshelf for a while and out of sheer desperation for a new book to lose myself in, I just put it on. And I’m glad I did, because ACOTAR is one of those series that will be one of my favorites for the rest of my life. The last two series that ignited the fangirl in me that much were Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, so you can imagine how great it was to lose myself in another series like that again!

Speaking of audiobooks: I sometimes catch myself saying that I’m reading a book, in stead of listening to it (my boyfriend likes to correct me on that one!). I also saw an interesting poll about it on Goodreads. But for me, reading a book and listening to the audiobook are the same thing! Because whether I am reading or listening to a book, I enjoy it just as much. A big bonus for me is that I sometimes have a problem with winding down when I know there’s dishes waiting for me in the kitchen or when there’s laundry to be done -adulting sucks sometimes!-. And now I can enjoy a book while doing those tedious things 🙂 I’ve said this (MANY times) before, but audiobooks are such an enrichment to my life! I can definitely recommend Storytel if you’re looking for an audiobook provider other than Audible.

I Watched…

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Happy New Year, guys! I don’t know how it is for you, but for me a new year means a clean slate. Time to set new goals and work towards becoming the happiest version of yourself! Big bonus for the organization geeks like me: January 1st of 2018 is on A MONDAY! And we all know that Monday is the best day of the week to start a new habit, amiright?!

Speaking of a clean slate, you might have noticed that the blog has undergone a little make-over: a new name and a new look. For a while I’ve felt like I couldn’t really identify with The Little Cinephile anymore. Not because I stopped loving watching movies and series (that will never happen!), but because last year my interests have shifted more towards travel and food. So I wanted a name that wouldn’t restrict me too much in terms of blog content and that encompasses me as a person. So I came up with The Little Wanderer! “Wanderer” is exactly how I would describe myself in one word. Not only because I am looking for my place in this world, but also because I love to explore new places and things. I am very happy with this change, I hope you like it too!

That being said, let’s get into my goals for 2018!

 

My Goals for 2018

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I’m probably going to say this at the beginning of every monthly goals post, but… is it December already?? I cannot believe how fast the days have gone by! I haven’t even reached half of my November goals yet! I can’t really say I’m surprised though, because I always set too many goals in the first place and then add some more along the way (like cleaning the entire house) :p And also, admittedly, I’ve been having some wee motivational problems. Probably because I have a lot of free time on my hands now and finding the discipline to do be efficient and productive with that time isn’t always that easy when you have no responsibilities to others but yourself. But it could be that the pressure I sometimes put on myself to be efficient and productive with my time actually demotivates me to do just that…I might’ve just had an epiphany here :p Anywho, let me tell you a little bit about what I’ve been up to and what my goals for this month are!

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