I think just about everyone I know had a rough 2015, so there won’t be many tears as it departs in a matter of hours. To all who struggled, I wish you a better 2016, and to the feeling of renewal as the calendar switches over. 2016 will have its own set of challenges, but we at least have a warning about a good many of them already. Preparation is on our side this time, right?
While I was encumbered by some of the 2015 drama, I did not get nearly as much as others and for that, I feel grateful. My own challenges were relatively self-imposed, with a few notable exceptions. Keeping up with all the things I wanted to do over the past couple of years has been a real bitch, as a result. Not only because of school, but I also lack a certain…something…that facilitates consistency and discipline. This blog suffered pretty hard, and keeping up with everything I read was another casualty. (Let’s not discuss my housekeeping skills…) But silence on the blog front doesn’t mean I didn’t read some pretty incredible work, or that I didn’t read at all. I managed to squeeze in quite a bit through the joint witchcraft of audiobooks and mp3 players.
To that end, I’m going to update my “What I’m Reading” page with as many of the books as I can remember and retire it as a 2014 and 2015 blend. I know I won’t be able to capture them all, but I will do my best to post snatch reviews here and on Goodreads. The 2016 page will start fresh as of January 1st, and I am already reading the first book I will finish after the new year arrives. I have a couple of posts to review the notables of 2014/15 until I have some more to report on for 2016. Here’s to a new year, a fresh start and more TIME to accomplish goals!