Everyone is making (and posting) their New Year’s Resolutions for 2012. After reading a number of friends’ blogs, it seems my immediate goals are no different than those listed by 95% of the population:
1. Get a new job (and get my career on track).
2. Get back in shape.
Easier said than done, when the economy is moving so slow that a tortoise could beat it to the finish line and my current position involves working massive amounts of overtime. But as I said yesterday, Everything Is Possible.
Since I don’t have the time to make it to a gym on a regular basis, I spent several hours checking out books and websites to create an exercise program I can do in my home. Fortunately, I like walking, even in the cold, and have plenty of parks in which to wander. And I now have yoga programs and a series of preps and stretches to do daily.
As for the job, I spent the remainder of the day revising my resume and setting up accounts on various sites, including LinkedIn and Monster. The actual listing will be a task for tomorrow. But after compiling my accomplishments, and revising the list of my responsibilities (because quite a few have been added in the last two+ years), I realize that I have options for my search. Not just legal, but tax, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, contracts and HR. I do a LOT at my company.
I have some decisions to make on possible career tracks, but at least now I have a clearer picture of what I’d like to do. And where. But that’s a post for tomorrow.