Resolutions 2008


Things I hope will happen during 2008 AKA Resolutions:

1. Complete my NQT year without doing any more supply.

This should be a piece of cake for once, unless I fail :)

2. Get out more.

Instead of sitting at home every weekend feeling glum continue the recent trend of going out with friends for drinks or food. Make an effort when I go out, dress myself up and enjoy the reactions of the bewildered men. Drag myself into town to look at things in the shops, even if I don’t buy. Just change my scene every now and then.

3. Visit more exhibitions, museums, galleries.

4. Read more for pleasure.

Read more books, not off a screen all the time and read things that aren’t just more factual food for my brain.


I won’t put down any resolutions on the relationship front because I figure there’s little point… Why resolve to do things that I have so little chance of achieving- Doing more kissing, getting more action, falling asleep in someone’s arms etcetera. It’s just not going to happen.

I have *so* many things i’d like to share with someone (or, ahem, do to them) but I must try not to think about them too much as this feeling I have of living a life that is (in aspects) stifled will never go away.

3 Responses to Resolutions 2008

  1. Anonymous Guy says:

    Hi,
    Saw your note on reading more – I recently finished a book titled “Water for Elephants” – a good story about an american circus around the time of the great depression. It’s nicely told, drawn from historical facts, and a relatively quick read, would make for nice night time reading. Here’s wishing you smooth sailing in ’08.

  2. monky says:

    Thanks for the suggestion AG- From its Wikipedia entry it looks quite appealing- I will try to get hold of a copy when i’ve worked my way through the big stack of books I now have. I’m currently working through The Maltese Falcon.
    Thanks to my b’day and Christmas and loans I have the following to wade through:
    The Lady in the Lake
    Why Is Sex Fun?
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
    A History of Swearing (a little too intellectual for me I fear)
    and last but not least, the literary gem that is:
    Marcus Hahnemann’s Premiership Diary (probably will not read but merely look at the pictures)
    Thanks for the optimism AG and I hope 2008 looks kindly upon you…

  3. AG says:

    Nice bit of work ahead of you – your history of swearing reminded me of a book I read a while ago – Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times. A fun read but there are others in this series (can’t recall their titles, but this one is the only one with the time). Enjoy.