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  1. Ashley G. says

    I love this! It’s a good way to break the monotony of just a regular list of resolutions.

    I used to hate goals, because I could never succeeded at them. But I’ve learned the hard way that goals are necessary, and they need to be realistic. 😛

    It’s awesome that most of your goals are about continual growth in the things you already love. 😀

  2. Kyra says

    This is lovely! I know what you mean about the start of a new year, it’s so refreshing! I hope your 2016 is amazing and that you can accomplish your goals 🙂

  3. Alexa S. says

    I think this is a lovely way to really address the things you want to accomplish in 2017! After all, an optimistic attitude is half the battle to make things happen. Wishing you lots of luck on your 2016 goals! <3

  4. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence says

    This is such a beautiful letter for you to look back on Alex! Goal setting is definitely important, and it’s the best way to see whether you achieved things that you wanted. Good luck with these goals in 2016!

  5. Josephine Knight says

    This is absolutely beautiful! I love this idea of writing a letter to yourself, and despite that this was a totally personal letter for you, I felt like this was really touching my heart as I was reading! What a lovely way to set goals. Good luck for 2016!

  6. The Honest Bookclub says

    “You should’ve treated your body the same way you treat your lovely hardcovers” needs to become a proverb. A tattoo. Stitched on a pillow, at the very least.

    I LOVE this post so, so very much. It’s almost a kind of time capsule, without the hassle of fresh dirt and all that usually comes with time capsules. It was incredibly lovely and brave of you to share your bookish hopes publicly, too. I really hope YALLWEST is a blast. 🙂

    – Lexie

  7. CG @ Paper Fury says

    This post is so so lovely. I LOVE IT. THAT IS ALL…just kidding, pfft, I always have more to ramble on about in comments. ;D Ahem. So I love the idea of writing a letter like this! And I totally hear you about the existential crisis when a year starts. Me = always. I just always make big goals and then 2 weeks later panic that I’ve made them too big. But I do love goals so much too…I love the beginning of the year and how it’s full of possibilities. :’)

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