93.9 days. I told myself last year that I would reach 100 days of watching anime on MAL by the end of 2018, I missed this by a landslide. Looking back on last year’s post, I am displeased with myself. I was in a rut for far too long. Leading into 2018, I managed to add 40+ days to my anime stats. This year it only increased by a measly 6 days.
I don’t recall the last time I finished a whole anime series, which is quite sad. I used to find it relieving to waste hours marathoning through a feel-good anime, or watch a relationship develop. I just felt less inclined to watch anime, I had other things to accomplish that felt more valuable at the time. My stats on MAL and on WordPress went hand-in-hand (not that my stats were any notable number on here anyways). I really saw it plummet.
The lacking feeling of accomplishment is somewhat motivating me. I plan on scrapping 2018. The single-digit 5 is an eyesore. I need this year’s total posts to read 66 (ideally 88, but you know baby steps). I’ll accept 2018 as a sort of gap year, giving myself the excuse that life got the best of me. Time for the rather cheesy, overstated phrase: new year, new me.
The reasoning behind this post was to reflect on this past year and share my new goals with the community; however, this was more so a post for myself. Despite this post easily being interpreted as light-hearted, I want to hold myself accountable. I stated my goals and shared my poor stats in an attempt to drive myself to want to do better. My mother always said: if it’s not in writing, it doesn’t exist. With that being said, I can’t wait to see how my writing will progress in years to come.