Looking Ahead to 2016

Posted December 31, 2015 by Emily in wrap up / 4 Comments


I can’t believe that today is the last day of 2015. It feels like its about time the new year came, yet it also feels like the year went by so fast. Does that make any sense? 2015 was an… interesting year for me. It’s kind of like a transitional year for me… kinda. In January, I (finally) changed the name of this blog from Icy Cold Reads (super original right?) to Paging Serenity (that’s better, I hope). With a name change comes a design change. This blog went through two design changes this year. Three, if you count changing the header a complete design change. I first changed the header to announce that the blog had a new name. Then in February, I changed the design around. I also tweaked it some more in August.

The top is the design before I changed it in February.  The bottom was the design before I tweaked to the way it is now in August.
The top is the design before I changed it in February. The bottom was the design before I tweaked to the way it is now in August.
Besides tweaking the blog design (which I had so much fun doing), I started working on college applications in August. Way to end summer break with a bang. -__- In September, I began my senior year of high school. And I’m still trying to forget the summer I experienced a horrible blogging slump.

New Year Resolutions

I have mixed feelings about New Year Resolutions mainly because I have a penchant for making a few and only end up sticking to one (on a good year). That being said, hopefully publicizing some of my list will increase the pressure to actually meet these resolutions. We’ll see. It didn’t quite work out last year.

  • Be more positive and stop complaining as much. Especially on Twitter.
  • Stop wishing to be and acting like someone else.
  • Be more enaged in the community whether it’s commenting, hanging out on social media, etc.
  • Go through and edit (and delete if I have to) old posts.
  • Find a way to write fun reviews people will actually read. Lol.
  • Make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
  • Update my About page.
  • Stay organized.
  • Work on time management.
  • Be happier and less stressed.
  • Savor the moments. Remember everything.
  • Read 52 books.
  • Buy less books.
  • 2016 will definitely be very interesting and eventful for me. It’ll mark a lot of landmarks in my life such as becoming an adult in the eyes of the US government (but not my mom’s), high school graduation, and going to college.

    I hope you guys all had a wonderful 2015. If not, hopefully 2016 will be better! Thank you for sticking around through all the hiatuses I had to take this year. I can’t thank you guys enough and express how much it means to me to have your support. <3 Here's to making 2016 a great year!

    What are your New Year Resolutions?



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4 responses to “Looking Ahead to 2016

    • Procrastination is really killing my productivity right now. I really wish there was an easy cure for it. Perhaps a dose of motivation would work?

      Thanks for stopping by Tiffany! 🙂