In 2020, I Hereby Resolve To:

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1. Get To A Netgalley Queue Of Zero. I am almost there too, only 18 more books to read as long as I don’t request or download anything new. I’ve not obtained any new Netgalley eARCs since May 2019, so am good at holding strong with that.

2. Pay Off My Car. Realistically, this is a resolution I know that I am going to achieve because I have slightly over 70% of my car paid off and have an autopay set up which is significantly more than the minimum payment.

3. Add $5000 To Our Savings Account. We’ve done this before in under a year. I think it’ll get easier once my car is paid and I can add half to savings and the other half to my student loans (which lol we’ll be lucky if I get those paid off this decade). This will be in addition to what goes in automatically with each paycheck.

4. Potty Train Teddy. I am over changing diapers for a toddler. Please send me tips and tricks!

5. Stop Going To Bed With Wet Hair. It’s a terrible habit that I need to break.

6. Finally Get A Primary Care Provider. I have an OBGYN but not a PCP and perhaps it is time to grow up and get one and actually manage my health.

7. Do The Puzzles I Own Before Buying New Ones. Hah, similar to how I feel about books. Jigsaw puzzles are a new hobby that I have and I have been going a little wild at the thrift stores here. It’s not a matter of cost, but of space and prioritizing our space.

8. Project 365. I want to take a picture every day – whether it is for Bookstagram or myself. I just think this seems like a fun resolution and project to take on. And I’ll give myself grace if I can’t keep up.

9. Have a glow up of some kind. It can be internal or external. I just want to put a kibosh on my general malaise and actually feel good about myself again. I am sure this will take exercise and grooming and getting into a better mental place.

10. Finally Unpack Everything From Our Move Back In 2018. Yes, we still have things in boxes in the garage. Someday I guess we’ll unpack everything or toss it all or donate it all. The upside to unpacking is that we’d finally be able to use this amazing treadmill we have.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Great goals! I need to up my NetGalley game by not requesting anything further, writing some reviews for books I’ve finally read and now that I have my new Kindle I’m hoping this will help instead of reading on my phone.

    Puzzles! I love them, but it’s been such a long time.

    I totally need to increase my income so we can get more savings and pay down debt faster too. I’m working on that in my career path, might take 2 years to get where I want to be career wise and income wise though, but it’s doable.

    I’m wishing you success in your goals for 2020 and thanks for upping my game on some after reading yours!

  2. You’ve got this (well, maybe not the NetGalley one)! Happy 2020!
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  3. I love the idea of project 365. Though it seems intimidating to me, I am sure you will enjoy it. All the best for all your challenges. Happy New year
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  4. You have some great goals! I’m trying to get to a NG queue of zero too. Getting there slowly but surely. I also have some financial goals that I want to meet. I started using YNAB and I’m really hoping it will help!

    Good luck with your resolutions!
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