So, this year, is it cynical to declare that I have zero goals or resolutions for the new year? Well, it's a bit of a blatant and outright lie since I have signed up for several races, running and otherwise. Also, I have to submit goals for work - in order to be evaluated - so that is a task that I cannot eschew.
I suppose, then, that I will list a few hopes, wishes and plans:
- Continue to run and to bake. I would state further running goals/hopes/expectations, but considering that my knee has (again) been a bit off, I'll hold off on those. As for the baking, I want to try my hand at bread. REAL bread, that is.
- Understand my bicycle a bit better; take a class and learn how to change a tire and figure out how the bicycle really works.
- Go on a multi-day backpacking trip; nothing too crazy, but at least 3-4 nights in the wilderness so that I can enjoy beautiful places like Pear Lake in the Sierra:
If this seems like a lean list, I have plenty of ideas and even some plans with true foundations already laid. Work-wise, there will be shifts and even major changes in the next 9 months. More about that later, like in a few months.
In the meantime, it has been quite the day - we had a feral cat stuck under the house, making horrible sounds. And, at school, I asked some students who were outside my office playing and singing an "original song" to sing elsewhere. What is this? I don't work at the "Glee" school! I don't even watch Glee!