It's time for a few small repairs

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

When I switched jobs last April y became part of a team that had much better people than my old job. They were younger, more dynamic, had better skills; in general they were better engineers. It really has made a difference in my everyday work. I feel the bar is higher, so I have risen to the occasion (or at least that's how I feel).

I think this is something I should do with my immediate social circle also. I feel stagnant. I feel I should seek out people who are smarter and wiser than myself and hang out, hoping something will rub off. In the end, isn't that what social interaction is all about?

I want to:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Finish my masters degree
Become a playwright
Become an activist
Volunteer in my community
Be politically involved
Maintain a long-distance relationship
Mentor students in middle school and in college
Goof around
Raise money for worthy causes!
See good movies
Watch a very occasional TV show
Read Newsweek, every week
Read good plays
Read more novels
Maintain a healthy relationship with my close and extended family
Hang out with my friends and have fun
Experience nature
Be there for when a friend needs me
Get a promotion at work
Save money!

... are any of these mutually exclusive?