There are mixed views on making new year resolutions so I chose to do it differently. Rather than begin my aims for the year at the start of the month I left it until the 12th January.
We’re now far enough into 2013 that eating for chocolate is no longer acceptable, the fairy lights have returned to a dusty loft and optimistic hopes and desires for the years are fading as the miserable January weather brings up back to reality. This means that now is the perfect time to decide what I want to achieve in the next year. I did this last year (although slightly more timely), you can read that here. So how did I do? Well I read more books, I obtained some brilliant placements but I didn’t improve the frisbee, in fact I barely picked one up. Instead I concentrated on other areas of fitness.
So my plan for this year incluldes:
1) I want to read and write more I read more last year than the previous one, but I want to read more in 2013. Instead of watching repeats of the Big Bang Theory I want to turn to books. Additionally I want to write more, my job involves a lot of writing but I want to vary styles. The internet offers us all bountiful opportunities to write so hopefully I can take advantage of this.
2) I want to learn to run I really don’t like running, so it’s a bit bizarre that I popped this on my aims for the year. Last year I had a running low when problems with my asthma meant I struggled to run 5k for Race for Life, later in the year I had a high when I ran the majority of the 10 mile Great South Run. I’ve never had much success with running over the last few years, so I want to be able to build my fitness up to a point where I am able to run 5k with ease.
3) Seriously reflect upon my career I’m currently half way through my placement year and will finish 2013 having already completed a considerable chunk of my final year of university. We may all enjoy our university years but I do feel ready to graduate and take on the big bad world out there. This means that this is a good time to seriously reflect upon my career. Do I have skills I want to develop? Do I have companies I want to aim to work at? I like to plan, so now is a great time to draw up a career plan, I also know from experience very few people’s careers pan out as expected, so not to let my plans get in the way of potential opportunities.
Well those are my evil (and less evil) plans for the year. What are you wanting to achieve in 2013?