Hi, I'm Angi
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Week In Review: 1.3.21


As I've gotten older, I've lost the taste for going out for New Year's Eve. It just seems like more trouble than it's worth. So the pandemic didn't change much about my annual "night in" except for the fact that I did some Zoom chats with pals. It was nice to close out the year with friend despite our distance. I got my O-souji done, and I also finished this year's Unravel Your Year, which was quite an undertaking as it was expanded to include a section about the pandemic.

I'm not a big one for resolutions per se, but I do pick a word every year and this my word this year is BELIEVE. 2021 is year in which I hope to reprogram some of the self-doubt that has crept up in my mind over the years. It's easy to let these thoughts fester and grow, and in my life they've gotten to the point where they're no longer tenable. So reprogramming my thoughts and self-talk is one thing I'll be working extra hard on this year. What are your goals for 2021? Are you someone who makes resolutions? Tell me in the comments!

In the meantime, here are some interesting things I found this week...

A friend sent me this All of Bach link this week. Yes, it's just what it sounds like and it is GLORIOUS!

The Book Riot Read Harder Challenge is a favorite of readers worldwide. My reading habits are far too mercurial to participate, but this year's list is pretty great!

Totally niche recommendation BUT Chidi Ashley is building her dream home in Bali and has a great video on the legal ins and outs of land and property buying in...arguably...paradise.

A group of stars wants to buy Tolkein's home and make it into a literacy center.

Hope you have a great week!