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?