New Years Resolution (s) to come, but the word of the year is Discipline.

Luckily, I can already spell it.

To say this year is a big one is an understatement. Yes, yes sure every year is important for one reason or another. There was that year I moved to Europe, the year I had plastic surgery on my hip, yes those were big years. This one, folks, is even bigger. By this time next year, virtually every aspect of my life could be an awful lot different. I am defending my PhD in less than two months. Bam. Then I have to find a job, process underway. Ideally, this job will be in Switzerland, and ideally this will not be in Academia. Big changes right there.  If I can’t find a job here, I have to go back to Canada. Or, I may land a post doctoral fellowship. Which, well, yea, huge changes on the way.

So its a bit hard to decide on some specific long term year long goals, but I have decided that the goal word of the year is going to be Discipline. Mental discipline to combat all the stress from all this uncertainty. To keep working on this beast of a thesis, and stay focused through to the very end. Discipline to really reach the fitness goals, and not be satisfied with good enough for the city, but never enough for my goals in the mountains. Discipline to not be a lazy hoe-bag, which well, would really be beneficial.

Anyone have a focus word they use when they are in between goals?


About adventuresunplugged

The world is a really cool place. I moved to Zurich almost three years ago to start my PhD, and have really enjoyed the different opportunites living close to the Swiss alps offered. This blog is about some of my adventures, climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, traveling... life in general! Wow, haven't updated this bad boy in some time! While the above is still true I have gone on to finish the PhD, so that is Dr Unplugged to you. I also have landed a job in Switzerland and will be shortly moving to Geneva. Clearly I have some adventures ahead left to explore with you guys along for company!
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2 Responses to New Years Resolution (s) to come, but the word of the year is Discipline.

  1. susielindau says:

    Congrats on your big changes to come! Very exciting!
    I love your idea of using discipline to eliminate stress. I’ll have to try that!

    • I will let you know if it works 😀 It may just be a different way of saying I am not going to let myself dwell on these things I can’t currently control (job search), by employing mental discipline to stay positive and not dwell.

      It was the only word I could find that covered my ‘stop being so lazy’ and ‘stop being so stressed’ wishes!

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