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 (Pick 'em)

(2) Get Sticky Slopes published (Missed -- through no lack of effort, unfortunately)

(3) Solidify post-clerkship plans (Missed)

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

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

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

(7) Make friends in Champaign-Urbana (Met)

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

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

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

(11) Tolerate awkwardness better (Missed)

(12) Finish law school strong (Met)

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

(14) Visit Carleton (Missed)

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


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.