Happy New Year! | Fuck Plans

Saturday, January 2, 2016


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
*finally*

So last year, I made A TON of plans. And nothing happened. Deadlines passed, posting dates happened with nothing posted. CONGRATULATIONS! I SUCKED SO MUCH AT THE SECOND HALF OF 2015.

And I was so hard on myself. I hated how I was always on reading slumps, how I couldn't review to save my life, how I couldn't recap the events I went to, how I was so ineffective and inefficient and OH LOOK AT ALL THOSE OTHER BLOGS AND ALL THESE NEWBIES SO MUCH ENTHUSIASM DAMMIT

And burnout happened. And self-loathing. AND FUCK ALL THOSE, I DON'T WANNA EVER GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN.

So this year, how about we try not planning at all? Or at least, nothing that I'll announce here on the blog and then not go through. (I still have super laidback plans on what to read for the month, which I can change anytime I don't feel like reading a book at the time.) I mean, I can't disappoint myself if I don't expect anything from myself, right? 

I've been in an awful place at the end of 2015 and as you may know, I've dropped a lot of commitments. Blog tours I had to participate in, blog tours I was organizing, tons of shit I dropped and escaped from. Because that's what I do, run away. And I'm sorry to everyone.

With that, I'm closing down Oops! I Read Again Tours for good. I'm also resigning from Pinoy Book Tours. I once enjoyed organizing tours but they're too much for me now. They take too much time, too much effort, too much everything. And with me being as sucky and lazy as I am nowadays, I don't want to disappoint any more people.

AND NOW I'M FREE!

I also planned not requesting more books last year but of course I couldn't resist. I did, however, not approach and dedicate so much time scouring the Internet for contacts and publicist emails and whatnot. I only accept books pitched to me and request titles I REALLY want. I still can't stop with NetGalley and Edelweiss and ha, I don't even care anymore. I LIKE BOOKS, OKAY.

Yesterday, I was wearing my NOBODY CAN DRAG ME DOWN shirt (yes, I wear my fandom) and I realized it was a great motto for the year so *self high-five*! Let this be the year where I just don't give a fuck, please please please.

P.S. Top books of 2015 post this Monday!

P.P.S. There will be some changes in the blog soon (post titles, post format, etc) and I'm kinda excited hihi

10 comments:

  1. Awww.. pressure really sucks sometimes. This past year has been super hectic for me as well especially during my thesis time and it affected my reading pace. Slumps left and right! My blog was doing fine though. In my more-than-three-years of blogging I've never really made a strict schedule for it. I join very few tours and seldom request books for review. It didn't really matter if my blog remains small or whatever just as long as I am doing what I love and most importantly, I enjoy doing it. I wouldn't like for it to become a source of pain later on.

    Have a great 2016, Dianne! I hope it goes well for you :) You deserve a little break. Happy new year!

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

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    1. Haraiah! We can do this! And I hope I get to have your outlook too. Thank you so much for your kind words and for always checking out my blog. Happy 2016 to you!

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  2. This is truly an inspiring post. Yes definitely we shouldn't let anything bring us down and we shouldn't feel strained when we're reviewing books or keeping up with posts on our blog. My goal is to post at least 2 times a week this year but still I'm not letting anything stress me out. I'm making sure that I post what I want to post.

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. YES! The community and the blogging "work" in itself got toxic for me. Hope you don't get to where I am now, Alex! Hope you don't get stressed out!

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  3. Yo go girl! Happy New year and may it be all you want it to be!

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    1. Happy New Year, Laura! YES YES YES to that!

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  4. My sweet, sweet Dianne! I've seen this coming. I knew it was coming. *hugs* But I'm happy that you're taking control of the situation, instead of letting it drag you down. :)

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    1. Thank you for listening to my rants and understanding, Precious! I feel so free~

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  5. I'm so glad you're trying to reduce the emotional pressure, Dianne. I enjoy your posts and reviews whenever they come out--write them at your whim, and only because YOU feel like it! Thanks so much for carrying the mantle of tours for so long. You've done more than your part! You can let them go with pride! <3

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    1. Beth, thank you for always being there for me and supporting me and understanding me. Huhuhuhu. It means so much to me that you're always there. <3

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