Monday, November 23, 2009

Pre-New Year's Resolutions

Janus Professor just posted a list of the things she wants to accomplish before the end of the year, and I've been thinking about this too (I feel accountable because of this post).

Academic goals:
  1. Send a short note out for publication. It's nothing big. I'm working on it with Sam. We should be able to send it somewhere in the next few weeks.
  2. Submit my review paper. OMG I need to send this somewhere, for my own sake. Herb just warned everyone in the lab he's spending the entire month of December writing his next big grant proposal so he won't look at anything else until that's done. I planned to submit this paper with him as second author (I think people will be more likely to read and find it that way), but since he's busy I'm just going to pull my shit together and send it someplace that it's almost certain to get rejected from, but my goal for this paper is submission by Dec. 31. If/when it gets rejected I'll send it to Herb and he can work his magic and we'll try someplace else.
  3. Enter all of my freaking data from the summer (again). I can do this. When I finish this task I will get a massage.
  4. Schedule my next committee meeting. Better yet, have a committee meeting. That might not happen until January though.
  5. Finish processing raw data for my interdisciplinary group project.
Personal goals:
  1. Go rock climbing at least 6 more times.
  2. Go dancing at least once (reasonable goals here).
I can't really think of any super high priority personal goals before the end of the year. The academic ones are plenty.

3 comments:

Alexandra said...

Reading your list of things to do exhausts me. :) You sure have a lot on your plate. My list includes: Finish a memo; Clean my place; Organize our finances. My list is a lot shorter than yours and it still stresses me out!

EcoGeoFemme said...

So, not to be a Debby Downer, but those sound like really massive goals! It seems like you could be on the verge of setting yourself up to fail by committing to unattainable goals.

However, I'm sure you can do it if you decide that's what you're going to do. I'm not trying to be unsupportive, I swear. I'm sure if will feel great to get all that stuff done. Good luck!

Albatross said...

They all sound like good goals! I might have missed a previous post about the rock climbing. I have been going regularly for about 6 months now and love it! Are you going in a gym or outside?