and now, a look forward

Posted on Monday 7 January 2008

sense :: taste // sweetened coffee

So now that we’ve taken a look backwards in time, let’s take a look forward, to my resolutions for 2008. You know how I am about resolutions – I don’t like silly notions like “lose weight” and “exercise,” I like focused tasks that I can accomplish, and real personal goals that enrich my life. So that being said, some of last year’s resolutions I didn’t follow up on, and I’d still like to do them, so they’ve survived to this year’s list (like that Plastic Bohemia redesign, I’m kinda miffed I totally dropped that one).

So anyway, let’s see what we’ve got this year:

Web //

** Redesign Plastic Bohemia [ ] using the theme I already chose for it.

** Consider redesigning Not So Humble [ ] with a new theme.

Media //

** Continue digitizing media collection and extend to video.

** Get back into spinning – create at least one publishable mix this year.

Personal //

** Continue cooking and eating a healthy diet, but exercise more regularly (perhaps an elliptical purchase is in our future)

** Work through my “Before I Sleep” Lists of things that I’ve always wanted to do.

** Work on ways to deal with stress and reclaim your life from your werk – feel out the line of werk/life balance.

There we go. Not a huge list, definitely a commitment to live more healthily (especially since my tummy’s been giving me trouble in recent weeks) both food-wise and exercise-wise. I’ve noticed that since I got the new job, werk-related things have been creeping farther and father into my personal life, encroaching on my time when I’m not at the office. The job is demanding and stressful, so I wind up thinking about it on weekends, on vacation time, off-hours, and when it does happen, it’s annoying – I want to be able to relax and forget about werk, or at least think about it and be able to comfortably push it out of my mind. I think I need to werk on some coping mechanisms for job-related stress, and ways to relieve stress caused either by werk or by not being at werk, so I can completely enjoy my time away.

Additionally, I’ve been doing a series of posts here and there called “Before I Sleep” over at Aeria Gloris, and I’d like to start working through that list. Things that I’d like to cook or eat, drinks I’d like to enjoy, things like that.

Finally, now that Raevyn and I have moved our desks downstairs where the turntables and our music collections live, it should be easier than ever to digitize our music and video collections. I’d better act on those old VHS tapes before they disintegrate on us!

Anyway, I think that’s a healthy list, at least for starters. If I come up with anything else, I’ll add it as the year goes on, but I think those are some good goals for the coming year, don’t you?

3 Comments for 'and now, a look forward'

    January 12, 2008 | 10:54 am

    As MeiMei would say, “Super Good” resolutions.

    February 10, 2008 | 6:34 am

    […] also finally got around to what had been a new year’s resolution for the past couple of years; I decided to put WordPress under Plastic Bohemia and redesigned it […]

    January 4, 2009 | 8:14 pm

    […] it’s about time I look back on my resolutions from last year and see how I did. Not too bad, all in all – I did redesign Plastic Bohemia, and […]

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