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Lucy Turns Pages: What I'm Focusing on This Year

What I'm Focusing on This Year

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Hi everyone! If you follow me on Twitter, you will probably know that I have been dealing with debilitating chronic symptoms for a while. So for 2022, I decided to try to focus on positive things that make me happy. I thought I'd share some of my goals and ideas for this year. I'd love to hear any goals or anything you're focusing on for 2022!


I love reading. I get so excited about finding new books and reading makes me feel so many emotions but most of all, I get happiness from reading. 

I set my Goodreads goal for 200 books this year. On average I'd say I usually read about 50 books a year. But this year I am reading a lot of short childrens books and graphic novels between other reads, particularly middle grade fantasy. This allows me to complete more books and have something nice to focus on. 

I don't know if I will reach this goal but it is nice to have something I can reach for when I feel well enough to read.


I have been a gamer for almost my entire life. I don't play games as much as I used to, and that's ok but when I feel like playing, I want to be playing games that I enjoy and make me happy. Some of my favourite games from last year are Animal Crossing with the DLC and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond.

Colouring and jigsaw puzzles

I wanted to do something that I can do whilst watching book videos, a TV show I've seen before or listening to an audiobook. I love mindfulness colouring, I find it really relaxing and it quiets my mind and just makes me feel calmer. I also want to make some bookish jigsaw puzzles up and glue them so I can display them. I am currently colouring in my Pokemon colouring book and I am really enjoying it.


I want to continue to promote indie books this year and talk about mental and physical health, subjects that I want to bring out into the open and raise visibility and awareness for. I would like to work with more guest writers to help share their experiences. I also plan to continue posting poems when I feel inspired to write them.


Ko-Fi started offering a monthly membership option which is essentially like Patreon. I created a members tier which includes shout-outs for my supporters at the end of every blog post, including their links and a Discord server to chat, have a book club and text reading sprints, among other things. I would really like to get more members for this. It would really help me personally but I also want to support others through messages, shout-outs and things like reading sprints. 

Be kind to myself

Feeling really unwell physically every day, as well as dealing with mental health issues is tough. I want to try to be kinder to myself and think more positively. Even though there are a lot of things I can't do right now, I can try to focus more on what I can do and how I can help people. 

I also want to thank everyone who has been there for me, if you are reading this. Kind messages help more than you would know and I am really grateful to know so many lovely people who brighten my days. 

Thank you to my Ko-Fi members!~
Jill Horton- check out her book! -


  1. This is such a great post, and such a timely reminder to everyone. I love reading and jigsaw puzzles but this year I'm also trying to do a bit .ore yoga. I'm watching someone on YouTube and following a 30 day programme in January, which I'm really enjoying xoxo

  2. Love this!

    Keeping doing what makes you happy, these key things you've mentioned will keep you on track and feeling centred I am sure!

    Really clear and inspiring post, keep your spirits high regardless!

    Much love,

    Joseph Harrison
    Desperately Seeking Adventure

  3. This is awesome! Great things to focus on and I hope you achieve them all. Wish you a wonderful year!

  4. Reading and writing are a great outlet! Hope you achieve all your goals for this year :)