January 02, 2004
Happy New Year!
Resolutions - this year I actually resolve to have some. I might even stick with them.
1. Be punctual. Turns out that the New Year's Eve party we were invited to was actually a dinner party. We turned up an hour late, thinking it was just a regular party. And we'd had dinner. Oops. So no more making others wait for me, or stressing out because I didn't give myself enough time to get somewhere.
2. Pay off debt. Student loans, credit cards, my sister.
3. Save up money. For a safety net, a house, retirement, for the next Pemberley trip to England.
4. Professional development. Need to keep up with professional reading, new research tools, association meetings. I want to do well at my job so that if another librarian position opens up at my firm, I can demonstrate that I'm the one for the job.
5. Become more organized. Still surrounded by boxes, although I've purged a great deal of stuff. Unfortunately there's still plenty to sort through. Need to be less sentimental about the things that were important to me, like, in the seventh grade. As a corollary, I should shop less impulsively - borrow more books and movies and CDs from the library, and consider whether I really need yet another pair of shoes. Even though my new Isaacs were totally worth it.
6. Cook more; eat out less. For Christmas, I was given some new cookbooks, a bakeware set, a crockpot, and my first Cuisinart (the mini-chopper). And we've just been invited to a potluck Chinese New Year dinner party, so I must continue improving my cooking skills.
7. Find a fitness regimen and stick with it. I've been walking around the neighborhood a bit, but it'll be too dark to do that when I get home from work. It seems I do better when I'm with other people, so I think I need a class. Maybe yoga, or kickboxing. Swashbuckling would be nice.
8. Quit the perfectionist streak. For instance, I could have two more resolutions to make it an even 10, but these are quite enough to work on.