Well here I am, in 2009. What better motive for making some New Years resolutions than now at the beginning of a new year right?...meh, why not?
After owning a house and getting settled into a full time job for the past 2 years, I think I can relax a bit and get back to doing the things I love the most, that is birding and the outdoors.
Here are some of my New Years Resolutions:
Number #1 : GO BIRDING MORE OFTEN
-Oh man, do I get this one a lot, and not just in my own thoughts but from others as well. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am happiest when I am in my element of birding. When I haven't been out in over two weeks I can get cranky...lol.. So my resolution is to get out at least once a week, and not just for a morning here, or a few hours there, all day!
Number #2 : INSECT COLLECTION
-I have been broadening my horizons for the past few years with butterflies, moths, trees, wildflowers, and just the outdoors in general. I would really like to start an insect collection this year. So far I just got the literature to help me along the way. As the long days of winter progress, I'm going to research into supplies, some of these I'm sure I can make myself.
Number #3 : VOLUNTEER MORE
-Right now the only thing I am doing is being a member of the Point Pelee Advisory Committee of Local Citizens. I haven't done a CBC in a few years or the local butterfly count. I even had to cancel my Ontario Field Ornithologists field trip in 2008. "Get your priorities straight!" should be number #3 instead.
Number #4 : CANOE MORE
-In 2008, I only took the canoe out once...This is just depressing...lol
Number #5 : KEEP BETTER LISTS
-If a certain someone is reading this right now, he knows that I am the worst for keeping lists. And I don't mean just year lists, or trip lists, but DAY LISTS!
There we go. Only five, but a good set of resolutions to get myself going.