I hope the holidays and New Year have been joyful to you and yours! I'm not sure about you, but with the start of every New Year I always try to make a resolution. I'm happy to say that I actually kept my last years resolution, which wasn't overly ambitious, but heck I kept it none-the-less.
My last years resolution was to devote more time to reading more books. I have fallen far behind in the literary category over the years and figured why not give it a shot. So I told myself my goal for 2015 would be to read at least five (5) novels.
That being said, I did honour my resolution, having read a total of seven (7) novels. I wanted to focus mainly on getting many classics read, but added in a few others that caught my interest. The books I read in 2015 were, in order:
1) LES COSTELLO - CANADA'S FLYING FATHER
2) ANIMAL FARM
3) AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
4) OF MICE AND MEN
5) FAHRENHEIT 451
6) SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE
Of those I can say that I most enjoyed ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (full disclosure: 1984 by George Orwell is my favourite book of all time), but OF MICE AND MEN came in at a close second. The most disappointing of the bunch, in my humble opinion, was SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE. Just didn't do it for me. Perhaps the subtle humour wasn't up my ally, I dunno.
So now for this years resolution. I have two actually. First, I hope to be more active on social media. And when I say social media it could be anything, not just posting on this blog. So basically if I post something professional, or enlightening on my Twitter, Instagram or Facebook page then I will see that as a success. And these posts can be about anything, but I will do my best to keep most of it professional. I'm new to Instagram so I can see myself utilizing that network a lot to start 2016 so I don't see my first resolution to be much of a problem.
And my second resolution for 2016 will be to make at least two films. I am currently in pre-production on the first (stay tuned to this blog for updates), but as for the second, I have no clue what I'll make, but I will try to make another.
So there you have it. My resolutions for 2016. What's yours?