I've made no bones about looking forward to the end of 2016. It's been a beast of a year. One can only hope that 2017 will be a better year for all of us. I'm doing my best to remain optimistic that it will, if only because I need the hope that it's going to happen :)
That being said, I'm not one to just sit back and not make things happen. I'm a big believer in creating your own destiny. Granted, I understand that sometimes the universe has other ideas, but for the most part I want to work toward what I want. This coming year, these include:
- Getting tenure. Gulp. This is a biggie and something I've been working my tail off for and will continue to do so.
- Getting external funding. Sigh. This is a bit out of my hands, but I've certainly been working hard for it. We'll see if the NSF gods like me this time around, or if I'll need to start sacrificing...something.
- Being more comfortable in my own ski. Haha. I've got a lot of work on this one, but I do work on it, and have faith that my work will pay off. Hopefully :)
- Write something awesome. Eep. I've been a bad author lately and feeling too little motivation, and far too little free time (see #1 & #2 above). But that's gotta change. Writing is too important to me.
These are some of the big things I hope to accomplish this year. We'll see if one or any of them happen. If not...well, that's cool. I'll survive. But it won't be for lack of effort :)
What are some of the things you're hoping for in 2017?
|Hehe, just for fun :)|