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Saturday, December 31, 2005

I guess it's time to think about New Year's resolutions. F has one resolution that she makes every year: she resolves not to throw rocks at the Loch Ness monster, and so far she has demonstrated 100% compliance. While I am impressed by her record, I have to say that as a goal her resolution doesn't quite come up to S.M.A.R.T. standards: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and with a Time factor. It is all those things except relevant, although if F were to visit Scotland at some point in the coming year I suppose her goal could become that. (Or she might rethink it.)

As I have mentioned before, New Year's resolutions are a good time for examining one's life goals to make sure they are appropriate and on track. I usually try to think about mine in catagories: health, home, spiritual, personal development, finances, family. And I don't worry about finalizing my resolutions until February or so.

So I hope my readers (both of you) will have, or have had, a good New Year's celebration: a little bit serious, a little bit silly, and a good beginning to 2006.


triLcat said...

whoa. I never thought of that. I'm going to resolve not to throw rocks at 1. the loch ness monster, 2. big foot, and 3. My dog, even if he barks at 2am.

(One caveat- pillows are acceptable, just not rocks)
Cool resolution. Thanks for the help!

Laura(southernxyl) said...

F says she won't throw rocks at her dog, either.

Since she doesn't have a dog, this should be another slam-dunk.