Field of Science

New Year

Last year I made six New Years resolutions. Strictly speaking, I didn't actually keep any of them, but I made the effort and that counted for something. At any one time I could usually remember about four of them.

This year, I'm going to do something different. I've stolen this idea from someone else, and I'm not sure who, but the idea is that you chose just one word, and try to incorporate it into as many aspects of your life as possible.

My word is: Organisation

There are several reasons for this. The most important one is that the paycheques for my science-project have just stopped coming. However I do want to actually finish the damn thing, so I've taken up a part time job in a library to get me some money to survive while I'm doing that. I'll also be doing tuitions, supervisions and some exciting new bloggy stuff (can't say what it is right now but Watch This Space) just to scrape together a bit more cash. This means my day will have to be juggled between three hours of actual paid work, doing Science, organising lesson plans, marking essays, planning (and writing) blog posts and doing housework. None of those things can really be left un-done for more than a day.

I also need to be more organised with money as a) I'll have less of it and b) it'll be coming from all sorts of random sources and I need to keep track of it in case I get sent a letter about paying tax. As I'm no longer a student I can't use my overdraft any more because very soon I'll start getting charged for it. I need to make sure I'm keeping an eye on my PhD applications as well, before any deadlines accidently fly by me.

I'm getting married as well. They say it's good to be organised for that.

In the spirit of this I've already got two diaries (one for Life one for Blog) and a load of folders. I plan to spend New Years Day punching holes in bits of paper and sorting them all out into coloured files. Hopefully I'll get all the major bits of organisation mostly sorted in the first few months while I'm still all keen about it.

For everyone on the Gregorian Calender: Happy New Year!


Hannah Waters said...

That's a good one! I could use a little more organization.

In your spirit, my word is: FOCUS.

xox Happy new year, girl

Tom Rees said...
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Tom Rees said...

Happy New Year, Lab Rat! My word for 2011: [the opposite of] procrastinate!


Lucas Brouwers said...

Happy new year :). I wish you all the best for 2011! For the blog, your work and science of course.

Lab Rat said...

Thanks for the comments! I am very excited about 2011, so many awesome things are planned and I'm looking forward to them...