Some think that this year will signal the end – there was one of 2010’s worst movies IMHO to this effect. I am not so pessimistic. I think that it will be full of challenges and surprises – certainly elections in Russia, France, and the US will change in some way several political landscapes. As I mentioned yesterday, I just hope that nature won’t give us another bad surprise like early 2011 in Japan.
Perhaps I need to list a few resolutions – or objectives as a friend calls them because she feels they sound more like commitments then:
1/ Blog blog and blog: continue blogging, improving writing skills and – who knows – write some killer bestseller as a result
2/ Cook for the family more often. Now, this will be hard because of my 2-3h of commute but I’d like to reserve enough personal stamina to cook with the kids at least once or twice a week. This past week, I experimented with the idea and had a good time. Some of the recipes I tried: pumpkin and clam raviolis, spaghetti and meatballs (which turned into spaghetti bolognaise because my meat was too lean), meat loaf, pancakes (homemake batter – no Bisquick!), apple pie, and a sort of cheesecake. I found it to be a super experience with the kids – even if a bit messier than just me by myself.
3/ More work-life balance. In-line with #2 above, I want to stop bringing work home and be 100% with the wife and kids when I come home. This will be full of challenges and exceptions but I’ll still take it as a goal.
4/ Another theater that I haven’t visited. Last year, we went to see La Traviata at the Fenice in Venice. This year I’d like to either do the Scala, the Arena in Verona, or perhaps Bayreuth in Bavaria.
So, there you have it. Now I am go gonna continue my quest for catching up on SOA.