New Years Resolutions

I was just watching one of my favorite Youtube channels CGPGrey and was reminded how much I tend not to believe in making New Years Resolutions, and that is to say he said it and I agree. There are so many statistics about what date most resolutions are broken by that I am amazed anyone even continues this tradition. So maybe instead of making resolutions lets call these goals that would be a good idea to accomplish before I head off on the trip.

Learn Some Spanish

Truthfully I sort of started this process last January. I signed up for a course at Sheridan Collage. Thing is that I found the course frustrating. Most of the class (myself included) felt self consious about speaking, so we really didn’t do it much. At the same time the course was designed primarily with the focus of achieving marks rather than learning the language. I am sure that my best education will come when I am amongst native speakers and there is a large part of me that is thinking that signing up for a language class during the first few weeks of the trip would be a good idea but something tells me a few words would be ideal.

Loose Some Weight

Hands up if this is also a resolution that you have just made! For me it is long standing goal which tends to be interrupted by work. I find that in summers I do tend to loose weight but once the school year starts up again I end up at a desk until late into the night and the weight comes back (he said taping away at a keyboard again…). The summers have the added bonus of my friends coming out of hibernation and mountain biking starting up again. I would like to be in better shape for the trip South. I am going to be far from my doctor and I would rather not have the need in places that I wont be familier with.

So thats it. Better make it simple before this becomes ridiculous. Any goals that you can think of?