I am ready for you, 2017.

I am one of those people who loves resolutions and the fresh start of a new year. I think it’s because I have always loved goals and structure.  I find it energizing, in the way I always find making goals and planning organizing.

Let me add that I don’t believe in efficiency generalizations, and that I get if you fundamentally hate/disagree with resolutions as an idea. The year, and particularly the new year, is a construct. If it helps you, like me, to think of these 12 months as a framework.

In 2017, I’m going to make some commitments to myself personally, to my workplace and coworkers as a community, and to the profession in service.

Personal Goals:

  1. Make time for self-care
  2. Be more physically active
  3. Learn new things/take classes
  4. Travel more
  5. Be a better friend

Workplace Goals:

  1. Improve my organization
  2. Initiate 3-4 projects
  3. Seek training and coaching as a manager
  4. Focus on my employees/department
  5. Expand my department’s collaborations

Professional Development Goals:

  1. No new proposals/Focusing on current commitments
  2. No more than 5 conferences
  3. Developing a midcareer plan
  4. Mentoring/signal boosting