Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

I know I've been an intermittent blogger since April 2010 when I received my cancer diagnosis. In that time I've gone through chemotherapy, surgery, and physical rehabilitation--and lots of time in doctor's offices (and lots more time in waiting rooms).

In two weeks I will be back in the classroom teaching, and I'm excited about being back on campus and getting back into a routine. I'm also determined to get back on a work schedule--which includes more regular blogging in this space. Because I have things to say, observations to make, conversations I hope to have in the comments section on this blog.

So here's what I resolve for 2011:

*To blog at least once a week--even if that post is simply to be a series of links to other blogs or articles. After all, linking to things others are saying/thinking about is just as important as trying to voice my own thoughts in this space.

*To finish a draft of my current book project -- I've got a *very* rough draft of one chapter and need to work on the last chapter.

*To keep exercising. Even if it just means walking for half an hour--but really, I want to train for the 4 mile race I signed up for in April.

Ok, that's it. Pretty simple goals--just 3--so should be achievable.

Happy 2011 everyone--I'm hoping that it's a healthy and happy one for us all!


Arun said...

Delighted to hear that you’re feeling well enough to blog and exercise!

Unrelated question—do you know of any research into the history of Asian Americans in the South? My aunts grew up in the South in the 1930s, and I’m interested in understanding more about what life may have been like back then. (Sadly most of them are not around/willing to talk about it.) I'm not exactly sure where, but one of them was born in Mississippi. It only just occurred to me that you might have a lead. May you have a wonderful new year!

Unknown said...

Dear Jennifer,

So glad that you are feeling better. Your resolutions are ambitious and inspiring.

I'm producing a film that you might be interested in writing about, tentatively called THE LOVING STORY. It is a documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, and we have the most unbelievable material.

You can check out a trailer to the film on our Kickstarter page:



Anonymous said...

Sound like good resolutions to me! Wishing you all the best for this upcoming year <3 <3 <3

Greg said...

Inspiring resolutions, indeed :-) Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2011!!!