I am terrible at keeping New Years resolutions so I rarely make them. That being said, I do have some goals for the upcoming year:
- Read more: I am sure this will happen as a function of being a graduate student, but I also want to read more fun books. I read the Harry Potter series for the first time in 2009, and it was awesome! What other fun books am I missing out on? I also just bought The Feminine Mystique, Marriage: A History, or How Love Conquered Marriage, and The Family Crucible so I want to get through those as well. I hear that Naomi Wolf has written some pretty amazing books on female beauty and I want to check those out as well.
- Keep on exercising: In the interest of saving money, I have cut my gym membership. This will save $40 a month, but I am a bit concerned that I will stop exercising as a result. However, I am going to be using the Wii Fit more through the winter and start running again outside once it warms up. Hopefully, I can keep my good habits going!
- Keep working hard in graduate school: Pretty self explanatory. I want to do some extra reading, start some research and get going on some thesis work this year. I’m looking forward to it!
- Invest in relationships: I am incredibly good at getting things done. When I make a to-do list everything on the list gets accomplished, almost without question. I am an incredibly hard worker. Something that is difficult for me to work at though sometimes is friendships – this year I want to work harder and maintaining and building relationships with the people around me who matter.
Any resolutions or goals from your end?