I do not make public New Year’s resolutions. I make private promises to myself. This year, I’m going public.
A friend informed me that a former boss “found” my piece in Growing Up Asian in Australia, so she directed him (with my permission) to this blog.
(Hi – you know who you are Former Boss – if you’re reading this now. No need to say ‘hi’ back…)
I spent some hours re-reading past posts and am a little saddened that so many of my earlier posts read so much better than my recent posts. They seem more thoughtful, more insightful, more thinking (which I think is different to thoughtful). I need to re-capture them.
So that’s Resolution Number One: Write More and Write Better
(Although I’ll be happy with the ‘more’ bit and will leave the ‘better’ bit to fall into place. If there’s a lot of chaff, eventually there’s wheat, right?)
I’ve not really got off to a good start, but I’m a battler and I ain’t giving up.
Resolution Number Two is a bit mundane: Sleep at Regular Times on a Weeknight.
Which leads nicely to Resolution Number Three: Arrive at Work around 8.30am.
I’ve been doing very poorly on both these fronts but that’s gonna change, I swear.
Resolution Number Four: this year, REALLY, is the year I Wear Contact Lenses. This has been my New Year’s resolution (even though I say I don’t make them, I LIE) for the last, hmm, 5 years or thereabouts. Seriously, 2009 is the year. I’ll update you on that one.
chuc mung nam moi, friends.