Over the last couple of days, I decided that I want 2007 to be a terrific year! On Saturday night I thought over how this year can be better than last year, which itself was quite a good year.
I am looking forward to finding the right job that takes into account my strengths and work experience. I have been applying for various IT jobs recently, and I think I will find the proper job soon. One of the changes that I want to make to help that out is to freshen up my look. I have had dreadlocks for many years, and I want to keep them for a bit longer. However, I am thinking about getting them cut to a comfortable length for myself as an individual and as an employee.
I also want to finish up my graduate degree. I have a couple of important items to take care of to help that process along.
Also, I want to improve my chess playing over this year. I am just shy of 1400 right now, and by the end of the year, I would like to improve to at least 1600. After the Minnesota Class Championship I felt like I had made marked improvement in both my understanding of chess and in OTB play. I want to build on that.
I did not plan to make any specific resolutions at the end of 2006, but those ideas made their way forward. I am grateful for the clarity of mind to focus on the right things for the next year. I have talked to some of my friends who are likewise focusing on the right things in their lives. Hopefully we will be successful at this!