Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year Resolutions for 2012

2011 didn't really treat me as well as I hoped it did. There were memorable moments for sure, but on the whole it pales in comparison to previous years. The highs included completing 3 marathons in a single year, 2 overseas holidays, and miscellaneous accomplishments both in work and personal aspirations. But luck wise I've missed out on several opportunities, and perhaps lost out in other relevant areas as well. And for the first time in my life I lost my handphone.

In a way, I kinda knew this year won't be as great since my praying at the Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, where my omikuji turns out to be a bad luck one. But from another perspective, these are just minor set backs, nothing drastic nor life changing. And I ought to be thankful, both to friends and family who have been close this past year. Friends have made work bearable, and I'm glad to have companions who are so supportive. So, like the other years I shall try to lay out my new year's resolutions for 2012.

1. Achieve higher job satisfaction. Fresh start in a fresh appointment, so I'm hoping to make changes at work and to contribute back to the organisation in a new way.

2. Improve personal fitness. Been a negative year for me. Sluggish results in both physical fitness and marathon timings. Got my personal best and worst in the same year, but I'll do better in 2012. Didn't managed to get IPPT gold despite repeated attempts, but I have myself to blame for this. I'll do better next time.

3. Getting results in studies. So far my GPA's still pretty good but I hate myself for not doing better sometimes. I've been so careless in exams I need to resist the urge to bang my head on the wall. Halfway through, so hopefully I'll be able to do just as well for the remaining modules.

4. Self improvement plans. Aside from the part time studies, I need to read and write more. Even blogging counts, as it helps to encapsulate my ideas into words. I've just ordered more books, some related to work, so hopefully I can find time to read and reflect more.

5. Finding a new place. We've decided to move to a new home, hopefully a bigger one and nearer to my in-laws. It's not easy finding a suitable place, but I'm hoping we achieve this next year and I can finally shift all my stuff into a larger area.

6. Lastly and most importantly, to be a better father, son, and father for the family. I'm not really a great person to live with. I know that and it's hard to change, but I'll try to do it for my family's sake. Hopefully work allows me more time to be with Mabel and Rena, whom I'll try my best to groom and shape her for challenges up ahead.

That's it, 6 resolutions to be succinct and hopefully achievable. I urge all friends who are reading this to also try and articulate your resolutions into something that can be archived, such as a blog or even on your Facebook note. With that, I wish everyone a happy new year, and may all your wishes be fulfilled in the upcoming year. :)

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