So, new year, resolutions, fresh start, clean slate, yadda yadda. I don’t normally believe in using this one arbitrary time of year to start something; if you’re going to make a change, make a change now, don’t wait for a weird holiday, you know?
This year feels a little different. It’s probably due to the whole got-married-in-July thing, with a little bit of been-looking-for-a-new-job-for-6-months thrown in. Whatever the cause, I am feeling ready for a re-charge this New Year’s. Add to that my plan that I’ve already told you about to start the Revive diet on January, and we are in business!
A few of my goals for the year (measurable but attainable, so they might look pathetic. No judging!):
- Revive Diet, of course. Goal is to stick it out for the full 6 weeks.
- Speaking of Revive, they recommend pairing the diet with restorative exercise. In addition to at-home poses, I plan to attend at least one yoga class a month. I am already in good shape with this one; I just signed up for a 4-week Yoga for Beginners class given by Capitol Hill Yoga at the Hill Center! I’m not EXACTLY a beginner, but it’s been so long that I want to get back to basics form-wise. I really dig the instructor, she’s taught a few of the Restorative Yoga classes I’ve taken.
- Speaking of the Hill Center, I’ve recently signed up to volunteer there. My personal goal is to volunteer once a month as a docent, though I’m hoping as I get more involved I’ll be able to up that a bit. It’ll be a good way to meet/interact with people and also actually USE that master’s degree (museum education, FTW).
- Speaking of using my degree, this next one’s a doozy: apply for at least 4 new jobs a month. This is assuming there will be 4 positions a month worth applying for, which hasn’t been the case in the past couple, but I have hope that other people making New Year’s changes will vacate jobs that I might want.
- Speaking of new jobs, I definitely need to amp up my networking skills in 2012. Not sure how to quantify this. Make 1 connection (email, phone, in person) a week? That sounds doable. Let’s start here: anyone got a job for me in the DC metro area in museum or theatre education or a related field? Check!
- And finally, I vow to track down my 401k and 403b from previous jobs by June and roll them over into a new IRA (or some such). I’ve been letting these pots of money sit and moulder for too long, I need to take charge of my finances.
That’s probably good for now. What are your New Year’s Resolutions?