Looking to the Future but Reflecting on 2017

This year was a big year for me- I started a blog/Instagram account about the thing I love to do the most- READ. I have a top list of favorites of 2017 but I feel like since I just started this blog within the last few months my views might be shortened of everything I actually read. But I will give it to you anyways:

1. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover: I read this book but haven’t actually done a review on my blog for it. But this story has impacted my views on life so for that, it’s pretty high on my list.

2. Bad at Love by Karina Halle: this was my most anticipated read of 2017 and I loved this quirky story. It seriously reminded me of my own life and I love how Karina tells a romance story. She sucks you in and doesn’t let you go. I love the effect her books have on me. You can read by full review here: Bad at Love Review

3. Commander in Briefs by Kristy Marie: this was a book that story stuck with me. I went through all the emotions on this one and I couldn’t stop thinking about it for DAYS after I finished the book. It got my attention, it had twists and turns and it had a happy ending – my kind of read. You can read my full review here: Commander in Briefs full review

I don’t really want to set any reading goals because I don’t want to put that kind of pressure on myself. I am doing this for fun and I want it to stay fun! I plan to keep connecting with people and their love of books. I hate New Years resolutions but I do try to set out things I would like to accomplish so here is that list:

1. Meet our son’s donor family

2. Take piano lessons again

3. Read as much as I want

4. Travel

5. Practice photography and creative writing. Possibly submit entries for one of the two.

I hope to still be positive and keep looking forward. Around this time of year I do typically get I to a funk because it’s the time of year that my son was born with a rare life threatening disease. It takes me back to some pretty dark times but I try not to let the grief swallow me whole. You might ask how can you be grieving when your son is here and doing so great? But my only response is that I am human. I struggle everyday and grieve for the life I had planned for him- one that doesn’t include therapies or medicines everyday around the clock. I am a work in progress and I do try to be a positive Polly but sometimes it’s ok to know that life sucks. I know that I am working on my anxiety and that PTSD is a real thing. And it sucked a lot for awhile but we made it through it and will keep looking forward to 2018. 😍

I have a lot on my TBR list but I am looking forward to tackling that list. I also plan to read Harry Potter for the first time EVER so yea!! Cheers to 2018 and see ya then!

2 thoughts on “Looking to the Future but Reflecting on 2017

  1. You’ve never read Harry Potter!?! Be prepared to fall in love! The books are so much more substansial than the films! I also do not like New Year resolutions. 😊 I hope when you meet your son’s donor you write about that! ❤ Jess @theliterarybirds

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    • I never have!! I’ve never even watched the movies- I guess I’ve been hiding under a rock haha! I will definitely write about meeting them. We are hoping to go in March.

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