Definition of Resolve, transitive verb
5: to reach a firm decision about: resolve to get more sleep; resolve disputed points in a text.
In the work world, there are all sorts of “new years”, usually tied to the fiscal or funding cycles of the workplace. When I worked in public libraries, our fiscal year was July 1. At the end of June, we were madly spending money in a use-it-or-lose-it way. At the hospital library where I most recently worked, our fiscal year was October 1. As autumn rolled around, we were identifying our most impressive statistics to share with hospital administrators. Here at NNLM, our funding cycle starts on May 1. Just past our halfway point, this is a great time to decide how we want to finish out our year.
For me, this is a time to reflect on personal work goals. Some of these goals are of the “get more sleep” variety. Methods of pacing myself and staying on task. Other goals are akin to the “resolve disputed points.” The disputes are internal. The times when I inwardly groan, such as needing to take CITI Training once again. Or, when I have to coach myself through facing a new circumstance. Or, when I find myself going toe to toe with my old friend Procrastination.
In 2018, I resolve to…
Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!