The time to think about your New Year's resolutions is now, at the end of the year. Think about what you wanted to accomplish and how far you came.
I wanted to get in shape. I did that, but my level of physical fitness has dropped off in the second half of the year.
I wanted to win the Higuchi award and / or become a DP. Half of that happened.
I wanted to get a substantial raise or job offer. That has not happened.
I decided I would become more expert in the oral interpretation of poetry. I accomplished this, or at least worked on its considerably.
I would finish my book What Lorca Knew. This did not happen, but I did write a lot. Toward the end of the year, the book shifted shapes on me. It will now be both harder and easier to finish it. Harder, because I have to reshape it and write more. Easier because I have a clearer sense of the direction I am going in.
So my goals for the next year: improve my living situation. Find a good place to live in Kansas. Live better (dress better, sleep better, eat better, be in better shape). Earn more money. Finish ADLB. (Another Damn Lorca book--that's my less than respectful nickname for my project). I want to learn to sing.