American Coot and Resolutions 2017

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American Coot, Canada Geese

It was over 60 degrees yesterday in Prospect Park and I got out in the afternoon to look at some city birds and feel the sunshine. After seven degree weather in Heath on Sunday it was quite disconcerting, but does help your muscles to relax.

How did I do with my 2016 resolutions?

Resolutions for 2016

  • Go slow
  • Plan as far ahead as possible
  • When in doubt, rest
  • Take lots of pictures
  • Set a good example of sustainability and joy in person and in my writing.

Results 2016

I did try to do all those things, with varied results throughout the year.

But my HR department at work would be unhappy because they are not SMART goals with action items that can objectively be measured. Let me see if I can fix that.

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empty bucket metaphor, ready for action

Resolutions for 2017

  • Go slow:
    • Yoga at least three times a week
    • limit recreational travel to New England and upstate New York
  • Plan as far ahead as possible
    • make and follow weekly meal and project plans
    • make and follow annual travel plans
    • work with coach on long term career plans
  • When in doubt, rest
    • go to bed by ten weeknights
  • Take lots of pictures
    • post to instagram (@slowtravelnyc) at least three times a week
  • Set a good example of sustainability and joy in person and in my writing
    • write and post photos here three times a week
    • donate 10% of income to environmental and social causes
    • volunteer at least six times in parks
    • join professional sustainability committee

What are your goals for 2017?

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Author: Emily

Writer/ Librarian

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