academic and self resolutions

This is a brilliant idea. Forget New Year's Resolutions, which don't run concurrent to the semester. Taken from Monomorado who got it from Kristiface who saw it many places including here. The following are my resolutions. What are yours?

1.Try not to get caught up in the drama of the program, despite the insistence of others who attempt to create it. 
2.Try not to inflict violence of any sort onto anyone this semester, including murdering any colleagues because I've had it up to here with Straight White Maleness.
3.Read productively. This means not feeling guilty, insecure, or any other neagative emotion attached to reading for comps, classes, teaching.
4.Try very hard to be an organized mentor/administrator.
5.Be present during Office Hours.
6.Avoid toxic people. ( see #2 above).

Research skill development:

1. Do some historical research on the evolution of the book for historical grounding of theories.
2. Ignore research that seems really interesting but doesn't really pertain to my topic(s).
3. Try not to get discouraged.

Actual research:

1. Enjoy reading texts from diverse disciplines.
2. Don't worry about connecting it all... yet. 
3. Revel in the process of research, of learning something new.

Personal goals for the Ac-Year

Physical Fitness:

1.Start bicycling so I can walk up a flight of stairs without being short of breath.


1.Reduce stress level by only listening to my positive friends.(see #6 above)
2. Continue therapy.
3. Take my doctor's advice, even if it includes medication.
4. Don't blame my neuroses on my mother.