The Random Bibliophile

by Renee Alexis

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


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2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
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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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