Alas, this is the time of year when Resolutions come up. Resolutions (or, I just see them as Goals) are funny things; you either love ’em and live by them or your hate them and avoid.
I’m in the first group in that I have them all the time about both personal and professional life. Having been a Special Ed teacher for 10 years and having written a bazillion sets of Goals/Objectives for student IEP’s, it’s second nature to me to make them. I like having the extra spur to get the task accomplished and being able to check off a list when completed.
By my defintion (forget Webster, if they’re my resolutions, my definition is the only one :D that counts) , a resolution is two fold: 1) finding another solution to a long-standing problem —“re-solution” or “re-solving”, and 2) doing so with resolve, or determination and a purposeful result in mind.
And you can’t figure out where you want to go until you figure out where you’ve been and review last year’s accomplishments. I’m off to do just that. Enjoy a wonderful start to 2008!
So it’s not the Chinese New Year, but a new year none the less. A nice day for take out.
New Year’s Take Out (sold)
oil on panel