Because I'm no good at keeping New Year's Resolutions I'm not really making any. But I am trying to decide on a few goals to aim for. First are my reading goals: last year I reached my goal of reading 25 books by August and set the bar higher. I know many people manage to read way more than 25 books in a year but there have been some years where I was lucky if I finished reading one per month so was happy when I passed my goal. So now I'm trying to decide how many books I want to read (or aim for) and which ones on my TBR list I should tackle first in 2013 (it keeps growing and growing faster than I can read them). I want a goal that's challenging but not unreasonable for me. I may just aim for 25 again and if I manage to read more than that it's a bonus. :-) And of course, I need to make some letter writing goals, including plans for our letter writing club, and get back to practicing my Spencerian. (I really want to have nice handwriting but don't practice as often as I should.) I've signed up for Month of Letters challenge so February's letter writing goals are taken care of (Lettermo.com has posted a calendar to help participants plan their letters and I even ordered a couple LWA memberships for friends to encourage them in their letter writing; I've been a member since 2009). Now to decide on my letter writing goals for the other 11 months.
To start the year out right (letter writing wise that is), you may enjoy this cute post at Pencils.Com - "You've Got Snail Mail: Tips for Letter Writing Day". Even though letter writing day was last month the tips can be used for any letter. And now, since I don't want my letters to look like they were penned by a "drunken monkey during an earthquake" I think I'm going to go practice my Spencerian.