Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

Wow, it's already another new year. The last two months may have seemed slow to me, but the year as a whole has flown by, as all recent years seem to have as well.

I hadn't even thought about new year's resolutions until today. I'd kind of forgotten about them. So here are some quick thoughts on what I should be resolving to do this new year.

I guess my main resolution will be to be a better grad student. I will try not to search blogs and follow links endlessly when I'm supposed to be working on my research. And then console myself about how much time I've been wasting when I should have been working by reading through the archives of PhD Comics. Basically...I need to do less web surfing. I apologize if that means I won't see all of you as often, but I have to remember to tend to my real life as well as my virtual one.

My second resolution will be to read more. I have several series that I need to catch up on, plus other books that I've been meaning to read for a while. High on the list are the two most recent Wheel of Time books, the rest of A Song of Ice and Fire, and Miranda Mayer's Tinna's Promise (I got it for Christmas ;) There are also a couple non-fiction things and a couple poetry collections that I've wanted to get around to at some point, but we'll see what I'm in the mood for whenever I find a bit of free time. At least some of this reading will get done this year. This resolution, at least, is a fun one.

After that, I don't know what else to make a resolution for, other than to get a hold of my life and figure out what I'm doing with it. But that's always a goal, really, so it's not exactly something that needs a resolution itself. What am I doing with my boyfriend, what am I doing in grad school, what changes do I need to make in my life to make me happy, or feel like I'm headed in the right direction? *Sigh.* It may be too much to hope for a miracle year, but on New Year's Day, anything seems like it just might be possible.

Best wishes for a happy new year!


soft nonsense said...

Pssshhhh. Real life...

I find that if you spend enough time on the Internet, it BECOMES your real life, so really it's about commitment. Think of all the memes you'll miss out on!

Eleni said...

Hmm, that's a good point.

The key, I think, is in finding a way to make money from your online activities. Ideas?