Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Resolutions 2011!

It's that time of year: New Year's Resolutions! Here are the lists from 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. And of course, we begin by evaluating my performance of the previous year's goals.

Met: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 (but I overcooked it), 7, 9, 10 (barely), 11, 12.

Missed: 13, 15 (but it wasn't a very good game anyway).

Pick 'em: 5 (I supposed I should never be satisfied with my performance on this one), 8, 14.

Again, I'd say a decent performance! But onward we go, to next year's ambitions:

(1) Succeed as a teacher

(2) Get Sticky Slopes published

(3) Solidify post-clerkship plans

(4) Explore new facets of my love of Jill, and expand the horizons of our relationship

(5) Be more appreciative of the things Jill and I already share and adore about each other

(6) Enjoy my first foray into being a real adult with a real (well, "real") job

(7) Make friends in Champaign-Urbana

(8) Keep track of law school friends, and keep in contact with law school profs, after graduation

(9) Write at least a full draft of a new law review article

(10) Link up with the Jewish community in Champaign-Urbana

(11) Tolerate awkwardness better

(12) Finish law school strong

(13) Keep the blog posts flowing (but don't let it interfere with #9)

(14) Visit Carleton

(15) Holistically speaking, look back in 2011 and feel content.


N. Friedman said...

Very ambitious. Good luck.

In any event, while you may not always enjoy my presence, I still wish you a very, very Happy New Year.

Rebecca said...

Good luck in all of your resolutions. I'd warn you about "succeed as a teacher" as a goal - this is actually a life-long goal. I've been teaching since 1989 (my first teaching assistantship) and I find that I'm still learning how to be a better teacher.

chingona said...

Good luck! (Or perhaps break a leg?) Wishing you many wonderful things in the new year.

My one and only resolution last year was to read more books and fewer blogs. Not because I have no other areas in which I could stand to improve, but because I was trying to be realistic. I mostly failed anyway, though not entirely. Let's say I succeeded less than I had hoped, so I'm going to go another round on that one.