I’ve got 2 words for you in 2011: enjoy and project. Normally I’m not big on resolutions for the new year, though I have been known in the past to use my birthday to reflect on the past year and look forward into the coming one. But this year, somehow the stars are aligned and I’ve taken a good look at what worked and what didn’t in 2010 and what the themes/resolutions for 2011 are.
The first theme for 2011 is ENJOY. I often forget along the way why I’m doing the things I do, and forget to enjoy them. And I’m working hard to a) create more enjoyment (taking a leaf out of the happiness-positive-psychology books: new experiences bring happiness) and b) take more enjoyment in the things I do, from washing the dishes (great moment to share with my beau, or to contemplate life in general) to big things (finishing up my degree, or working on a project).
And talk about projects, that’s my second theme: PROJECT. In all my working life, I’ve always been a consultant, and part of that is because I’ve realised that I’m crap at minding the store. There ain’t nothing wrong with keeping things running, but I do well when I’m creating something new. So for 2011 I resolve to a) create more projects, big and small, and b) see more of the things I do as projects.