|Calendar in my "exercise" room courtesy of the iPhone|
Being an Orthodox "old" calendar girl, I've had two more weeks than most people to consider the whole matter of resolutions. But not wanting to sound like a ship -- HMS Resolute, abandoned in the Arctic in the mid-1850s, pieces of which are now famous White House furniture -- I've decided to set a few "goals." I've even tried out a few before today to test if I'm actually going to work on them. Worse yet, I am going to set them out in writing in public! Here they are ...
Read the 23 volumes of the Harvard Classics that are on a high shelf in my library. Admittedly I read a lot and am always shocked when fellow lawyers admit to reading virtually nothing outside of work. Admittedly too, much of what I read for fun is "light" entertainment; so, I've decided that it's time to reread or read for the first time some timeless classics. I started on this goal a few days ago [see the "Xes" on the calendar photo above]. Oh, and to be daring, I've started with Volume 13 -- Virgil's Aeneid. I am still making my way through translator John Dryden's Dedication. After his 17th century English prose, I have the feeling that getting into "Arma virumque cano" will be easier and faster.
Exercise. Lurking deep in the background are 16 years of classical ballet training and years of yoga. At some point I went on exercise strike. It is now time to negotiate an end to said strike and become a regular in my exercise room. I started a few days ago [see those "Xes" on the calendar]. It's only been treadmill while watching CNBC, Fox, MSNBC, the Food Network and H&G. [Yes, I watch them all and "I decide."] More activities to come and less of me there will be.
Write. I write for business all the time; don't even think it is hard. But, when I write outside of business needs ... a whole new world of hesitation opens up. I've been blogging since March, partly to let my friends know my continuing adventures and partly to get over the hesitation of putting my words before an anonymous audience. This blog has been fun and rather unfocused, addressing lots of unrelated subjects. I have started the baby-steps on a second blog. I want to address finance issues, especially for women. Statistics show that men and women are reaching retirement and simply have not planned for it. They don't know what they have, how to increase their security, or how to invest for the long term. I want to write about these issues. If anyone reading this blog wants to suggest topics or ask specific questions, please, please send me your comments. I will respond and get moving on the new blog.
Reconnect. As for "auld
Reconnect. As for "auld