Some resolutions for when I return from my travels1:
- Henceforth, teaching money will become travel money. Since teaching is a supplementary job for me – and isn’t guaranteed from year to year – I budget based on my full-time job and anything I make through teaching is extra money. In previous years, I’ve used my teaching money for such extravagances as paying off my student loans faster, laser eye surgery, braces, and other fancy dentistry to make me look beautiful2. Now that I’ve caught a serious case of the travel bug, I think teaching money should be dedicated to fabulous vacations to places I’ve never been to before. Italy, Australia, Hawaii, Peru, Newfoundland – I’m looking in all of your directions!
- Once I’m done my MBA, my next major learning adventure – because one should always be learning something new – should be French. I’ve long felt that as a citizen of a bilingual country, I really should be able to speak, read, and write at least passably in French. And I’ve long done absolutely nothing about it. Time to get of my butt in gear on that one. But also SCUBA I tried it once in a pool in the Dominican Republic for 5 mins. And I loved it. And haven’t done anything about it since!.
- I shall, within a month of getting home, hang my damn diplomas from all of my degrees on my wall. They’ve been sitting on the floor near a wall where I think I’ll post them since forever and it’s kind of ridiculous. I figure I’ll be wanting to hang my new paintings that I’ve bought in Ireland and France, so why not just do a whole bunch of picture hanging?
- Related to the above point, I will put a bunch of photos in my 8 photo picture frame that I’ve had since forever and hang that on the wall too. Because it’s on my 101 list and I will have ever so many photos from my trip to pick from and I’ll already be hanging stuff. Easy. Peasey.
- Note: This list was written while I was away, even though I’m posting it nearly a month after my return. Because apparently posting this posting was not one of my resolutions. [↩]
- Omg, just now realizing that I don’t think I ever wrote a blog posting about the final stage of my cosmetic dentistry – i.e., the part when I was made to look beautiful instead of being a hideous creature that no human should lay eyes upon. [↩]