Sunday, January 17, 2016

A New Year!

Happy New Year! I know it's not that new anymore, but I still write 2015 everywhere, so it's new for me :)

This past week, walking to and from the office, I've been thinking I haven't chosen my word for 2016 yet. I need something full of energy - the first third of the year will be brutal. I take 2 very intense courses, one extra, I TA a lovely course (the good news here is that this term students seem to be more interested, more aware, more present than the ones last year), and I have exactly 6 weeks to finish, defend, and send the corrected thesis to the department.

And while I am not going to think past next week, I know the rest of the year will be as crazy. Between the three schools (Florin's, William's and mine), home and everything else, it'll be a miracle to navigate through.

That being said, my energetic word for 2016 is bold. A little bit of "to boldly go where no one has gone before", a little bit of "adventurous", a lot of "fearless", some "daring" and a bit of "audacious" (in the good sense), my word of the year will help me stay focused and courageously inch forward, one step at a time.

What is your word / goal for the New Year?