Everybody's gotta have 'em. I woke up feeling self-reflective. And whenever I feel, I have to make it stop. So here we are.
1.) I want to be the husband my wife deserves. I'm not there yet, but I'm working on it.
2.) I want to exercise more. I'm not overweight--far from it--but I'm not as active as I like being. Spring is coming. Maybe this will be the year I get a bike.
3.) I want to be interviewed by Robert Siegel or Melissa Block for doing something whimsical. I debated this one--Morning Edition or All Things Considered? Truth be told, I'm just not coherent enough in the morning. The other sticking point--do I want to do something whimsical, or something heroic? But heroics means that something bad is happening to someone else.
4.) I want to publish a short story, a novel, and an e-textbook.
1.) I want to be the teacher my students need. I'm almost to the point where I'm the teacher I need to be for me--now I need to do things that work for them.
2.) I want to teach in el/middle/high schools for 30 years, then teach in a university until I'm 70. I want my colleagues to miss me when I go.
3.) This previous goal can be altered slightly, especially if some future president offers me a job as Secretary of Education or an ambassadorship.