Here we are at the start of a new year, and a new decade, which means it’s time for me to set myself some challenges I’ll inevitably forget about and end up panicking over come mid-July.
I’ve learnt nothing from 2018 or 2019’s attempts, so here are my rather lofty goals for next year:
- Watch 40 anime
- Watch 40 movies in the cinema
- Platinum 20 games
- Read 15 books
- Finish ‘100 best movies’ (currently I’m sitting at 2 completed…)
- Finish Naruto
As always, you can follow my progress on Twitter, where I’ll be using this year’s hashtag – #cs2020challenges.
If you think there’s a challenge I should be doing, feel free to suggest some!
As we sit on the precipice of a new year and a new decade, let’s take a look back at 2019 and see how terribly I did on my challenges.
Watch 50 anime series
Perhaps 50 was a lofty goal, and therefore I have got nowhere near this. I managed to hit 20 series, which is pretty poor – not even one every two weeks.
Platinum 25 games
This year was the year I got really into Trails of Cold Steel, and as such spent 300 hours on the series. This meant I did not have a lot of time for platinum trophies. I did manage to platinum the first Trails of Cold Steel game, back in July, which was the last platinum trophy I got this year, bringing my total to a paltry 7 platinum trophies.
Read 12 books
I got started on this challenge fairly late on in the year, so considering that, I’m actually pretty pleased with my progress. I made it to 7 books, so just over halfway. I’m definitely in the habit of reading more now, so I’ll be setting myself another reading-based challenge for 2020.
Watch 100 films
If you’ll recall, this was to watch 100 “must see movies” as dictated by a poster that was bought for me. This is my worst challenge yet; I managed two.
Watch 25 films in the cinema
Finally, something I’ve done. I managed 31 films in the cinema this year, helped massively by Scotland Loves Anime, a film festival I attended. Anyway, hooray me!
Hahahahahahahaha. I did not do this.
Continuing with the theme of challenges I was actually able to achieve, we move onto books! My target, if you recall, was to read 24 books.
When I first started the challenge, I was only going to count novels towards this total, but as the year crept on and the numbers of books never went up, I started to relax my rules on this one. I decided if GoodReads counts it towards their challenge numbers, then I would too – which means manga and graphic novels were able to be counted!
I actually stopped adding things to my GoodReads once I hit the 24 book target I’d set, so my actually total is probably more in the 30s or 40s.