I got back from Fiji last night and I’m hoping to enjoy the last few days of the break before work starts again. I’ll have to blog about Fiji separately as I’ve lost the USB cable for my camera and can’t access my photos right now, which is most annoying!
The start of a new year is always great for re-assessing your life and deciding on some changes. Why we can’t do this continuously throughout the year is beyond me, but humans are funny creatures and I am no different. Regardless, I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking over how I’d like things to be and what I’d like my life to be like. So this year, I’m making a more concerted effort to come up with some decent resolutions and work harder at achieving them. I’ve tried to come up with one resolution for each ‘area’ of my life – work, relationships (not necessarily romantic ones), personal growth and health. Hopefully this is a balanced enough approach to see me through the year. So here they are:
- achieve some semblance of work/life balance
- meet new people (in general)
- lose weight (encapsulating exercise more, eat healthier, drink less)
They seem general enough, but they address most of what was causing me unhappiness in 2009. They’re also the areas that I’ve gotten most comments on from my close friends. From these few resolutions I’ve come up with a few goals – more tangible things that I can achieve and measure against at the end of the year. And the goals are as follows:
- Read 12 books (that’s one a month – should be a breeze, but I have to factor in busy season, Europe, life)
- Join a string ensemble/quartet/music group – hopefully this will force me to practise violin more (thanks to Manda for this)
- Blog more – already trying to do this one, but hopefully I can keep it to once a week minimum
- Take up a recreational sport – either swimming, tennis or indoor rock-climbing (or a bit of all three!)
I think all this will be enough to keep me very busy this year!