The Random Bibliophile

by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
20-something Filipina, an introvert who loves young adult fiction, brush pens, Taylor Swift, and Mobile Legends. Coffee runs in my bloodstream.


2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Renee Alexis has read 0 books toward her goal of 50 books.

A Year Older, A Year Wiser

Renee's 2017 personal goals

Happy New Year, everyone!!! I know I'm 7 days late, but I took a week off because there was just so much going on this past week. Now that I'm back at work (and have stable internet), I have so much I want to tell you! But I'll start off with this blog post. Hehe :D

As you have already known by now (if you were a follower of my social media channels), I celebrated my 23rd birthday on New Year's day! I've said goodbye to being 22 and started embracing my being 23. I cannot wait for what this year has in store for me! 2017, I am ready for you!

A year has passed and as I have grown a year older, I can also say I've grown a year wiser. I have learned a lot of things this past year, many of those struck me to my core. I am particularly thankful to each and every one of those experiences, though, because I believe that they have molded me into a better, stronger, a more resilient person (Chos, diba parang Miss U lang 😂). Siguro, if I haven't been to the challenges and if I haven't experienced the obstacles I was given, I'd still be the naive, gullible young woman I used to be a year ago. Not to brag, but one good thing about me is that I take something negative and turn it into something positive. It's something in me that I do unconsciously which I later on realize, and I pride myself off it. 😊

After writing my year-ender post, I've come to the conclusion that 2016 was really a great year after all, and I am positively hoping to have a greater year this 2017!

Here are some of the goals I am looking forward to achieving this year. I've kept it to the minimum and decided to fill it more in the days and months to come.

Year 2017 Goals:

  • Get a passport 
  • Lose 5-10 kilos 😅
  • Open another savings account (for rainy day season
  • Find my own place in the city
  • Learn more about investments
  • Work hard on a possible business venture 
  • Possibly monetize this blog (?) 
  • Find another online job (or a day job in line with my course)
  • Make living in Cebu a possibility! 
  • Fully pay all debt(s) :3 
  • Maybe travel once this year, too
  • Save 50K (please) 
  • Reach 1000 followers on IG (haha)

That's it for now! I hope I can achieve these things by the end of the year. I will really work hard and do my best! Lord, help and guide me ❤

It's a new year, a clean slate, a new start with a fresh blank page in our 2017 book, and I am going to fill it up with memories and love! You should, too! Let's all have a blast this 2017!

P.S. Have you joined in my birthday giveaway yet? If you haven't, you still can! It will run for a week more. To join, just follow the instructions in this blog post. Good luck! 😊


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