For old times sake, I ran about two and a half miles from home to Montgomery Hill to see the sunrise.

In the end, I didn’t stay long enough to see it peek over the mountains and it was too cold to sit still for any longer, but it was a nice change of pace to run someplace with elevation, with mountains on the horizon.

I’ve been thinking about my new year’s resolutions and I list some here in the form of weekly goals:

  1. Work out twice a week. No excuses, even imminent deadlines. I will make time for this because it’s important.
  2. Write a Japanese blog once a week. lang-8 is just an amazing discovery that I will be sure to run with.
  3. Write a code reading blog once a week. This is in addition to the weekly updates that I do on github.io to force myself to maintain my projects. I really need to read more in general, so this is the most practical spin I can put on this resolution.

There are some other things that I want to accomplish, too, but don’t really know exactly how I’m going to go about accomplishing them:

  1. Graduate by the end of the year. I’m crossing my fingers on the submission we have in the air, and I’ll get to work on the next contribution as soon as I can.
  2. Find a job that ideally allows me to go to Asia. I spent a lot of time in a massage chair doing some soul searching this winter break, and it seems like I would be happiest if I could send myself to Japan for work. I know the economic news and prospect is scary, but I would love to live in Japan. Alternatively, and probably more wisely, I can establish some stability at home first and keep on the lookout for opportunities.
  3. Pick up a Ruby project. This can probably be folded into code reading. It seems practical.

Thesis writing is prerequistie for graduation, so maybe I can get a head start on that with some weekly writing goal:

  1. Write at least a paragraph a day.

I feel like I need to make a lot of things happen this year. I really don’t have any time to waste, but things are looking up and life is good.