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What are your desires/plans/goal for the upcoming year?

  1. Dec 27, 2009 #1
    The beginning of a 'new' year seems to invite aspirations of 'doing' something.

    It has been proved to some extent that writing down what goals a person has helps that person to plan more vigorously to achieve those goals.


    Large or small, on a level of a personal nature, or more of a grand one, what do you want to happen in this new and upcoming year of 2010?
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2009 #2

    lisab

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    I came *this* close to losing my job earlier in the year (twice, in fact) and it made me realize that I've been too complacent about updating my marketable skills.

    So I'll be taking some classes, beefing up my resume.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2009 #3
    Since there is 52 weeks in a year, I plan to read 50 books. That's one book a week, or about 50 pages per day, or extra hour per day devoted to reading.

    I usually come home tired, but I wish to squeeze this into my routine. And in addition log all the books read with notes/quotes in order to articulate them better.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2009 #4
    I like this idea so much that maybe I'll borrow it. However, I will take this goal and cut it in half! One book every 2 weeks for me please :)
     
  6. Dec 27, 2009 #5
    The cyclic parts of my life tend to be more dependent on the start of the academic year than the calendar year. So I'll be coming up with my goals in August.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2009 #6

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  8. Dec 27, 2009 #7
    Mine are pretty much tied to the calendar year, so I'll be setting my goals in late December.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2009 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    Pay for Tsu's new ring.
    Adopt another 500 cats
    Figure out what new symptoms of old age present themselves
    Always know the location of the nearest restroom
    Torture Republicans with frequent Obama references
    Once again, run for Emperor of the World
     
  10. Dec 27, 2009 #9

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    I have some pretty hot business opportunities at hand with a major US company. My goal is to capitalize on these to the greatest extent possible. This may be the year that my retirement is set.
     
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  11. Dec 27, 2009 #10
    Achieving a more balanced life, working more on setting life priorities and goals.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2009 #11
    Any number of books is fine. The goal is to squeeze more reading into your routine. Don't have to cut back on recreation, or the things you enjoy the most. Reading little, but consistently, will accumulate considerably over the year. And in the book selection, I want to read a wide variety of books, fiction and non-fiction. There is so much interesting stuff out there.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2009 #12
    To explore all of asia
     
  14. Dec 27, 2009 #13

    lisab

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    Wow, all of it?!?

    I guess Greg's going to be gone for a while :eek:!
     
  15. Dec 27, 2009 #14
    Pretty much, minus middle east, singapore, brunei and laos. I have three large trips mapped out. First trip to the southeast starts in a couple weeks.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2009 #15

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    In that case, I thinking we need a GregCam!
     
  17. Jan 1, 2010 #16
    algae?
     
  18. Jan 1, 2010 #17

    ideasrule

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    North Korea?
     
  19. Jan 1, 2010 #18

    Char. Limit

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    Graduate High school and go to college.

    Other than that... hope the prom goes all right.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2010 #19

    DaveC426913

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    Lose 18 pounds.
    Practice my fiddle every day.
     
  21. Jan 1, 2010 #20
    Well since my car just broke down on me for the umteenth time last night on my way to work I think my primary goal right now is to buy another car.
     
  22. Jan 1, 2010 #21

    sas3

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    Get Outsourced.
    Move into my house in Upper Michigan.
    Relax and have fun under the dark skies in the picturesque North Woods.
     
  23. Jan 2, 2010 #22
    One of my main goals is to get my paper/monograph organized from the approximately 250 pages of notes. It probably won't be ready for publication, but, at least organized.


    Another is to get started on addition to the house (enlarge the kitchen and move a bathroom).
     
  24. Jan 2, 2010 #23

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    My goal is to remain employed while working for a company on the verge of bankruptcy in an industry that's spiraling downward to where what was once a high ticket, valued service, is a commodity to be shopped around.

    Thanks dad for keeping me from going into science which was my dream.

    On a bizarre note, my older daughter Spawn of Evo has decided not to get a PhD in Computer Science, she's decided the people in that field are boring (where's that head banging smiley?) she's been tutoring English comp and advanced calculus for the local college and now she wants to teach...she specifically wants to become a speech pathologist. Where did that come from???

    I know what's going to happen, my girls will become professional students, I've seen it happen. 35 years old, 10 unrelated degrees and no job.
     
  25. Jan 2, 2010 #24
    well, there's a competition for them---22 MA degrees, 5 PhDs, and 3 D.Lits
     
  26. Jan 2, 2010 #25

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    Good luck; that doesn't sound much fun.

    My goal this year is to write a few more papers followed by a thesis, and get out and sell myself at conferences. My ultimate aim would be to have a research job offer in the next few months, though that's just wishful thinking really.
     
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