Happy New Year. Goals for the new year.The new year has just come in and I am up late on my computer after having kissed my loved ones and banged pots and pans.  I did not set too many goals, for...

Happy New Year. Goals for the new year.

The new year has just come in and I am up late on my computer after having kissed my loved ones and banged pots and pans.  I did not set too many goals, for me this year.  I am very goal oriented.  This year I am going to complete three additional Praxis Tests.  I plan to paint more.  I am not going to concentrate so much on the weight thing.  I do better just balancing my diet.  What are your goals or things that you hope to compete this year?

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Bit late on this one but actually my goals for this year I am doing OK ish on. They were to take more time out for me to do what I want to do - read books, spend time with family and friends and my wife, do sport/leisure activities. And above all, not get swamped by work as life is just too short. I still struggle with the whole work-life balance thing but it is getting better!

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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I think look after myself first to give me the strength to support others is kind of my resolution. I would like someone else to make the lose 20lbs for me one as it never happens when I do it...

I also plan to re-read those books I could kind of answer an e-notes question on but which are lying dusty at the back of my mind.

Best wishes to everyone for 2010!

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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I tend to not make New Years Resolutions as I have been terrible about following through on them. I do however hope to make healthier choices as far as diet and exercise this coming year.

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I have managed to get through 59 years without having made any New Year's resolutions, and I am inclined to agree with #3 on this. Sure, I would like to lose 20 pounds and save more money, but every day, as long as I can wake up and look forward to some pleasure, life without resolution works well for me.  And in fact, as I think about the meaning of that word, I realize that most of life, unlike a novel or a piece of music, is without resolution.

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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Right on, booksnmore! I like your thought  :)

I want to take better care of the relationships that are important to me, to make sure the people I love know it is so. I also want to be even better at my job...I have only been at the high school level for one semester, and I learned a lot about what I can do better.

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booksnmore | College Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

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As I approach middle age (when is that exactly?), I'm beginning to understand that the stress that is put on me by others is not nearly as intense as the stress I create for myself. For example, a friend really hurt me this past year. While she dealt the initial blow, the remaining "hurts" have come because my mind refuses to just leave it alone. My goal for this year? To just let things go. Life is waaayyyy too short to focus on the negative. I love the way ask996 put in in the last sentence on #5. I seek to do the same.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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May all of my e-notes colleagues have a blessed new year.  May we all love more, worry less, and truly appreciate the blessings that each and every day God bestows upon us.

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Keeping my grades up high. I already have great grades but balancing my extracurricular and school becomes tiring and times yet I always keep them up :) Also become more organized and stay on track because senior year will be packed for me! Try to get things done as soon as possible consistently and just stay happy. Also stay fit 

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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This is like very late but I still feel like sharing my goals so im going to shoot for it. I had a goal to read atleast 5 books that semester during school and I almost succeeded.

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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I always have goals to acheive and every year, I either add a few more or delete the ones that I am still working on. One of my goals always has to do with taking more classes and being better at my job.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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After spending more than 60 years chasing dreams and objectives, i have reached a state of mind where I would like to enjoy the journey while it lasts rather than wait for reaching the destination. I really did not think at all about new year resolutions or objectives till I looked at this discussion post. As per local time this is about 16 hours after the New Year started.

Now that I am thinking about it different ideas come to my mind. One ideas is to try and do well any task that comes my way, or I take up on my own. Another idea is to break less of so many small small promises I will make to myself during the year. I think, life will be much better if I can do just these two things.

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After spending more than 60 years chasing dreams and objectives, i have reached a state of mind where I would like to enjoy the journey while it lasts rather than wait for reaching the destination. I really did not think at all about new year resolutions or objectives till I looked at this discussion post. As per local time this is about 16 hours after the New Year started.

Now that I am thinking about it different ideas come to my mind. One ideas is to try and do well any task that comes my way, or I take up on my own. Another idea is to break less of so many small small promises I will make to myself during the year. I think, life will be much better if I can do just these two things.

Very interesting! Especially the last two lines made me laugh loudly... don't mind. :)

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nusratfarah | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I have no specific resolution this year. I believe: promises are made to be kept, but often they’re broken by us wittingly or unwittingly; and similarly resolutions lose their significances often. So, it’s better to ascend step by step. Each step, a new challenge. Yet, I just hope & pray to God so that I can become mentally stronger & more focused. I don’t want to be dependent on any human ever. Wish all my enotes mates happy new year! :)

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