Friday, December 28, 2007

End of the year meme

I've been tagged by ecogeofemme! And just in time, since I was looking for a way to procrastinate...

1. Will you be looking for a new job?
To be honest, it all depends on how things go this coming semester/term. I think I will have a clearer picture by the end of the school year as to whether or not I have a good shot of getting tenure at my current institution (and/or whether I want to stick around long enough for that). So the next few months will be interesting, to say the least.

2. Will you be looking for a new relationship?
I'd like to meet some new moms near me. I feel like I'm the only mom on the planet who's not a part of a moms' group.

3. New house?
Thankfully, no.

4. What will you do differently in 08?
Try not to sweat the small stuff.

5. New Years resolution?
I like the idea of the New Years Theme (a la profgrrrrl---can't seem to find the exact post, unfortunately) rather than resolutions. I am still deciding on a theme, but I'm pretty sure my theme this year is going to be Fearless. More on that later.

6. What will you not be doing in 08?
Sleeping, apparently, given how hectic my life is becoming lately with going back to work full-time.

7. Any trips planned?
Yes. I'll be taking my first trip without Baby Jane (yikes!), coming up soon. We're also tentatively planning a camping trip for the summer with Baby Jane, an anniversary trip to celebrate our upcoming anniversary, and a few trips to visit various friends and relatives.

8. Wedding plans?
Not for me. :)

9. Major thing on your calendar?

Well, there's the start of the semester/term, which puts me back in the classroom after a year away. And our anniversary. And the official start of my tenure review in the fall (eek!).

10. What can’t you wait for?
I can't wait to see how Baby Jane grows and changes this year. It seems like every day brings something new with her, and it's really a treat to be a part of that.

11. What would you like to see happen differently?

My tenure review (in comparison to my third year review).

12. What about yourself will you be changing?
I'd like to be more true to myself, less worried about what other people think of me, and less concerned about fitting into some arbitrary mold. I'd like to be a bit more uninhibited in the classroom, and trust my instincts more when it comes to both teaching and research. I want to stop standing in my own way when it comes to pursuing my goals, like applying for funding or submitting journal articles or finding new ways to mentor our women students. Should be easy, right? ;)

13. What happened in 07 that you didn’t think would ever happen?
I had a baby.

14. Will you be nicer to the people you care about?
Yes. When I'm stressed out, I can be a real pain in the a$$. I'd like to stop being that way.

15. Will you dress differently this year than you did in 07?
Yes. For one thing, I won't be wearing maternity clothes. Since I'm now more or less back to my old size, but with a changed body, I'm reevaluating my look and recommitting myself to only wear things that make me look and feel fabulous. Which reminds me, I think I need to go shopping for some new work-appropriate clothes (that I can also pump in)....

16. Will you start or quit drinking?
I will continue to enjoy the occasional adult beverage, as long as it's not too near nursing time.

17. Will you better your relationship with your family?
See #14.

18. Will you do charity work?
Yes. I have a cool project that I'll potentially be working on, that I'm so very excited about.

19. Will you go to bars?
Maybe. Mr. Jane and I are trying to institute a regular Date Night, so perhaps bars will play some role in that.

20. Will you be nice to people you don’t know?
I usually am, unless they give me a reason not to be.

21. Do you expect 08 to be a good year for you?
Yes! I am optimistic and excited about the upcoming year.

22. How much did you change from this time last year till now?
Oh man, 1000%. It sounds trite, but it's true: having a kid really does change everything.

23. Do you plan on having a child?
I hope to have another one, yes, but not next year.

24. Will you still be friends with the same people you are friends with now?
I hope so.

25. Major lifestyle changes?
Juggling the whole working mother thing is, and will continue to be, a work in progress.

26. Will you be moving?
Hopefully not!

27. What will you make sure doesn’t happen in 08 that happened in 07?
I'm stealing this one from ecogeofemme: failure to submit any of the journal articles I'm working on. Bad, bad Jane!

28. What are your New Years Eve plans?
Mr. Jane and I were kind of lazy about finding a babysitter, so we'll be hanging out with friends early in the day, then hanging out at home at night. And I'll probably work in the morning, too, since I'm going to have to hit the ground running right after the holidays.

29. Will you have someone to kiss at midnight?

Mr. Jane, assuming I can stay up that late!

30. One wish for 08?

A woman in the White House!

And now my least favorite part: tagging people. I'll tag Chaser, Katie (it's ok if you don't get to it right away!), Addy N (once you return from your holiday traveling), Rebecca, and Skookumchick. And anyone else who wants to!

1 comment:

EcoGeoFemme said...

I think 2008 will bring many more changes for you than it will bring for me. :)