Ok, so I know that the turning from Dec 31 to Jan 1 isn't technically different from any other turning of one day into the next. I realize that it doesn't magically make me a new, more on top of it, more motivated, more intelligent person. However, for me, there is something happy and magical about new beginnings, even if it is the slightly arbitrary new beginning of the new year.
And, I say good riddance 2011!! I'm with Dave Barry on this one. Not my most shining year ever. I'm not going to go over all of the low moments (whew! - failed rescue mission, my eye is on you), but let's briefly review my New Year's resolutions from 2011:
get married - nope
finish dissertation - nope
I recall that last year some people, instead of resolutions, did "the year of..." sort of thing. I think I'll adopt something like it.
So, this year is going to be the year of:
*health - going to figure out how to be healthy and stay that way.
*knowledge - I'm going to learn something about something every month.
*visiting teaching--100% for 2012
I'm still a little bit hazy on some of the details of some of these (I know, I know, not a great way to start this off--have a little faith!), but I'm looking forward to it!
For this month (and I'll review this in Feb):
*knowledge - contemporary music
*vt - 100%
*dissertation - 20hrs/week