Happy New Year!!!
I’m hopeful you all had an enjoyable holiday and are welcoming a brand new year with all its possibilities. For those that know me, you know that I am a goal-oriented person who embraces #challengeaccepted. So no surprise, my strategic planning has led me to change up my posting and social media habits to encompass what I want to accomplish this year. After seeing Simon Sinek’s TEDtalk Start with Why, I created my own Golden Circle around the ‘Why’ for Incessant Bookworm:
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After much reflection, I am choosing to take a brief hiatus the next week or so from blogging. These last few months, I have been thinking critically and learning about constructing a purpose, goals, and strategic plan. The Incessant Bookworm has been up for almost 3 years, and I have not done a retreat of sorts to determine where I want to take the blog and what kind of content I want to produce.
Additionally, with the holidays around the corner and a full house of family members, I’ll want to spend time with them and not stress over upcoming posts and reviews/reading challenges. This past weekend I delved deeper into the blog’s mission and objectives – I’m hoping to continue to flush those out and create a strong plan for 2018 that will keep me engaged with the content I am sharing as well as contribute to the bookish community I adore so much.
Furthermore, my reading goals will look a bit different in 2018 as I definitely pushed myself this year (in which I am grateful to have read wonderful books and went above my reading goal) and want to immerse myself in each book as opposed to reading for quantity! I also want to tackle my TBR pile where I felt I was lacking this year with doing a number of challenges that included books I didn’t own – hello library hauls!
Have a wonderful holiday and I’ll talk with you all soon 🙂
~Courtney (The Incessant Bookworm)
Our memories are not in our things
It has been a few months since I’ve seen the Netflix Documentary Minimalism as well as reading Everything that Remains and Minimalism – Live a Meaningful Life. However, this lifestyle has fundamentally changed how I live my life and the experiences I have. So when Joshua and Ryan included Cincinnati on their 40-city speaking tour, I jumped on the chance to see them live and potentially ask them a question during their Live Podcast Q&A session. Statistics always fascinate me and it was shocking to hear that the average U.S. household contains 300,000 items!!!! That is difficult to fathom but ‘stuff’ adds up quickly – aka junk drawers and storage bins – mistakenly giving us the facade of a ‘well-organized hoarder’! They are not of the mindset is not against consumption, but that compulsory consumption is the problem.
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