Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Welcome to 2008

So where did that year go?

I, for one, was 'way too busy this past year. It was getting so ridiculous that not only were my faculty colleagues telling me not to take on so much, but my students were starting to do the same thing. I think the real hint came when I got a Christmas card telling me not to work so hard. Okay, I get the idea...

My biggest problem is that I don't know how to say 'no'. Not because I'm weak about actually saying 'no' to people, but rather, I'm approached by so many interesting projects that I want to take them all on! This has got to stop. Therefore, astute friends, colleagues, and students will notice I'm backing off a little bit - don't take it personally if I tell you I can't do something for you - "It's not about you, it's about me." But I just have to stop working from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six to seven days a week. Hope you understand.

New Year's resolutions

Quit smoking (yeah, again. I gave it up for four months a while back, then slowly started at it again. Today's the first day, of course - new year's - and I'm jonesing for one, it's 10 p.m. Stupid, when you realise I was only smoking a pack every four days - that's only two packs a week. Anyway...)
Moderate the drinking. Not that this was really heavy duty anyway, but I'm gettin' too old to just burn off those empty calories like I used to. Crystal Light, anyone?
Get back to the gym, even more than I'm going already. I've never really stopped, and my trainer has been very good with me, given my busy life. But honestly, I miss it! And time to hop back on the elliptical trainer for some cardio and calorie burning. Two times a week to the gym is good...but three times a week is better!
Take some time for me. Easier said than done, but given my resolution to do a little less at the office, it might just be possible. It's ridiculous that I didn't even have a few minutes to put together to -
Blog more...for example.

Happy New Year 2008 to one and all!

PS: The 2007 blog is now archived in the expected place, with a link on the right side of this page...


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