Happy (somewhat belated) New Year! While I appreciate that for the most part, it’s only a few days that have passed and miraculously we won’t all become svelte, emotionally and intellectually fulfilled individuals overnight, I’d like to take the opportunity like most people this time of year to list a few of my short and long term goals for the future. Day Zero, the people behind the 101 Things in 1001 Days project, have released a mini project called 7 Things x 2012, which is essentially a constructive way of setting out your New Year’s resolutions. My seven things incorporate some of my 101 list, but a few are new or minor things that I’d just like to do – in particular, at the moment I’m researching whether to invest in a Cambridge Latin Course and get back into studying Latin that I had to give up in Year 8 when my school cut the program. It’s probably not the most practical language to pick up, but I still think it’s pretty versatile. Plus, you get fun stories about werewolves in the study books. I miss those.
- Learn how to speak and read Latin
- Start taking packed lunches to work
- Stop putting off until tomorrow what I could do today
- Take a vacation to Scotland or Dublin
- Find a better work/life balance
- Try five new recipes
- Be more adaptable and sociable