This year my resolutions are to.
Learning a foreign language is always a good thing. And
since Mandarin will serve me well if I move to China, or have to do business
in Taiwan. Well I should be okay. I'm still concerned that the primary language
in Shanghai isn't Mandarin, but Shanghinese, but I'd be hard pressed to find
a course in that out here in Boston. And there's a reasonable night course which
I'm signed up for right now.
There are two aspects of listening more.
Listen more to what the friends I have
- Listening to their problems and their issues in life.
- Rather than just Blowing off my mouth all the time
Listening to God
- Knowing what his vision for me is.
- No I'm not talking about hearing voices in my head,
but it's more a reference to knowing where I want
to be next
- As a result I am signed up for a "Perspectives on World Christianity" course.
Yeah I know it's typical, and boring,
But I did put on quite a gut after the holidays plus 4 weeks in Germany
during October does not help much at all either.
Mid-year Resolutions update
5/30/2003 - I figure it might be a good idea to look
and see how I've done so far.
Learn Mandarin -
I signed up for the class at the center for adult
learning, and put a bit of work into it. I probably know a little
bit more than I realize. However, I'm still not fluent, and given
that I missed over half the classes. I'm not doing all that well
on this resolutions.
Listen more -
Well I can't tell if I just don't want to listen
to my friends anymore, or I'm getting any better.
As for listening to God. Well things are happening in my life, and the
idea of going to China seems less far fetched. At least I'm content with
not owning a boat now
Lose Weight -
January - 165 pounds - 31" waist
June - 158 pounds - 30" waist
YMCA membership - ongoing
Italian road bicycle - chromoly and carbon fiber - don't ask!
Yoga videos - gift from family