Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 Plans

Obviously my #1 goal for 2012 is to take many more photos of my cat.

However, I do have some other things that I'm hoping to accomplish as well.

Learn More Stuff.

My learning goals are part professional, part personal.

I recently bought a membership to 3rd Ward in Brooklyn. To get my money's worth, I've told myself that I have to take at least four classes - and I've already signed up for one! Starting in early January I'll be taking an HTML/CSS class. I'm lumping the HTML/CSS into a personal and professional goal, since it's something useful for both my lives. The other classes that I'm hoping to take, like intro to upholstery, printmaking, and more sewing, are purely personal.

On the professional side of learning, I'm planning to enroll in some of NYU's courses with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, specifically in Digital Marketing. If all goes according to plan, by the end of 2012 I'll have a nice certificate to add to my resume, that will hopefully lead me somewhere good in my career. These courses cost roughly a billion dollars. Maybe not a billion, but a pretty penny, so completing this by the end of 2012 might be a lofty goal.

Be More Good.

Remember how I'm supposed to save money? Yeah, I need to get back on that so that I can continue to fantasize about filling my own home with furniture. This time of year totally sucks for saving pennies, so I can't be too hard on myself, but for realz: more money in the piggy bank.

Finish Reading the GG's 

Gracious me, am I ever ready to move on past this project, which is now 18 months in the making. With 20.5 books to go, I am determined to get through these this year. Even though one of them seems to be impossible to find anywhere. But I am determined!

You know what though? Because lists are much more fun to read and cross out when accomplished, here's a list of 2012 goals. Yikes!

Personal Learning Goals:
Intro to HTML/CSS
Intro to Upholstery
Mystery Class #3 (printmaking?)
Mystery Class #4 (more sewing?)

NYU SCPS Goals (sorry, boring stuff):
Digital Strategy: Creating Synergy in Your Marketing Program
Web Analytics: Integrating Website and E-mail Data for Effective Digital Marketing Programs
Strategic Search Engine Marketing Campaign Planning and Execution
E-mail marketing: Integrating Social Media and Mobile marketing for Optimal Campaign Results
Advanced Social Media Marketing
Developing Online Promotions That Get Results
Data Analytics, Interpretation and Reporting

The GGs:
Bertram Brooker, Think of the Earth
Laura Salverson, The Dark Weaver
Ringuet, Thirty Acres
Winifred Bambrick, Continental Revue
Hugh MacLennan, The Precipice
Germaine Guèvremont, The Outlander
Morley Callaghan, The Loved and the Lost
David Walker, The Pillar
Lionel Shapiro, The Sixth of June
Adele Wiseman, The Sacrifice
Colin McDougall, Execution
Malcolm Lowry, Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place
Hugh Garner, Hugh Garner's Best Stories
Douglas LePan, The Deserter
Robert Kroetsch, The Studhorse Man
Dave Godfrey, The New Ancestors
Brian Moore, The Great Victorian Collection
Jack Hodgins, The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne
Leon Rooke, Shakespeare's Dog
Josef Skvorecky, The Engineer of Human Souls
Guy Vanderhaeghe, The Englishman's Boy
Patrick DeWitt, The Sisters Brothers

Misc. Goals:
Get new glasses
Get a haircut, sooner rather than later
Save money. Lots.
Secret goal (tba at a later date).
Southwest road trip!
Go to the cottage this summer, or suffer

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