I usually don’t bother making New Year’s resolutions but this year I’m making a couple.
The most important one is to finish my dissertation. I think that one’s pretty doable since I’m nearly finished with the first draft of my last chapter (I should finish it this week). I need to write the intro and conclusion too but I’m pretty sure I should be able to defend my dissertation in the fall.
The second one is related to the first: get a job. I’m sick of being a poor college student!
The third resolution is to get a couple real articles published. This will, of course, help me to get the second resolution accomplished.
The final resolutions are to learn some web programming and video editing. I’ve got the basics of both. I’ve edited some home movies, messed around with html, and I took an intro to programming course a couple years ago but I’m not well enough versed in either of those. In the New Media academic world a lot of the openings also want people to be able to teach either programming or video production and I’m not really qualified to do either.