New Year’s Resolutions

Firstly, I give myself a 2-month extension (why not?) on my last year’s resolutions. But feel free to dunk me in cold water anyway. They’re… close. Except the one about getting a study published. That one was preposterous! But I’m going to do something… stay tuned. Here are the more tangible/realistic goals for 2010. Wish me luck. Or, if you hate me, boo me. I like opposition ;)

  1. Complete last year’s (2009) resolutions, except the stupid get a study published one and bring them to the next level (i.e., bring “product released” to “product is paying my bills”). I gave myself until the end of February on the first half of this and until the end of the year for the rest.
  2. Get accepted into Cal State Channel Islands’ dual-major MS Biotech/MBA program. That requires finishing two more classes, taking my GREs and… applying! I hope they still have the transcripts I’ve sent them…
  3. Stay fit. Lose 15 pounds, bench press more than I do now, and get a much, much better time on the next 10k I run (I hope to shave off at least 2 minutes from the same time last year), this coming spring. This I can do. I’ve lost weight before and I’ll do it again and keep it off. Being fit is the difference between being there for your grandchildren or being a senile lump of protoplasm.
  4. Bonus points, but #1-3 take priority: record a small album (just 6 songs is enough!) and finish that sci-fi novel. It’s pretty far along, so I would be stupid not to finish it.