Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Resolutions

Ah, it is time to list my 2012 New Years resolutions.  Over the past couple of years, I have been quite ok at keeping my goals, so lets see what happens this time.  Here are my goals in no particular order:
  • Travel more.  Mainly more weekend trips and not trying to depend on others to make travel plans.  Now that I've been to Prague, I know it's possible to see places on your own.
    • Some places I'd like to go include: Scandinavia, Bruges, Mexico, and maybe somewhere else in Eastern Europe
  • Make a better effort to learn basic French.  With my number of trips to France increasing, I would really like to be able to speak some basic French.  I want to dedicate a few hours per week to learning French.  My biggest obstacle to overcome here is to get it out of my mind that spending time on French is "wasting" time that I could be using on Dutch.
  • Make some new friends.  I have some good friends here in Holland already, but I want to make some more who are more into doing the things I want to do, and more willing to go out on a regular basis.  Would also be nice to get a few more Dutch friends as well (although international friends are also good.)
  • Follow a better diet.  Ever since moving to Europe, I have been letting my diet slip.  I used to be so conscious about what I ate in the US.  While I still do not go crazy here in Europe, I am not at the point where I want to be with it.  My main problem here is time and proximity.  Time because I now have to commute to work and that takes up a good portion of my day (I did not really have to worry about this so much in Pittsburgh.)  Now when I get home I want to scarf down food ASAP and get myself to the gym.  Most of the time I will eat whatever I can get fast.  Proximity is an issue because at work the only lunch option is the cafeteria which does not serve healthy food and I hate packing my own lunch.  My plan is to work on these two points and see where I end up.
  • Stop biting my nails.  I did such a good job almost 2 years ago with this, now I am back doing it in full force.  Stopping with this nasty habit starts NOW!
Well, these are my goals.  Let me know what you think.

What are your goals for 2012?


Anonymous said...

Great goals!
Good Luck!
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Forget about your nails Nick. I still bite mine and have done so for 50+ years. No big deal.