Last year, my resolutions were:
-cook most of my meals at home
-plant a bigger veggie garden
-fret less about money
-read more books
-take long walks
-write for pleasure
-own less stuff
-do yoga, daily
-go camping, monthly
-be a better friend/neighbor/colleague/family member
-live closer to where I work
Though I did not do as much camping as I’d hoped to when I penned this list, I believe that three months of homeless research sabbatical, probably counts a bit towards the camping goal. I also didn’t grow too many veggies (see: homelessness), so I am rolling that goal over to 2015.
Perhaps the accomplished goals that give me the most satisfaction are the daily yoga, being a better friend, and walking more. The ones that I hope to continue on into this next year include writing for pleasure and increasing the number of home-cooked meals.
In addition to these very personal resolutions I also set a number of aims for my scholarly productivity. Checking many of these goals off of my to-do list has brought a great sense of accomplishment. I feel so very fortunate to have a work environment where I am constantly striving and mastering new things.