|Doge never fails to amuse me|
Part of getting ready for the new year is finalizing things with the past year. I think I'll be more ready for 2016 once I get unsavory aspects of 2015 wrapped up. I've started clearing out things from my last job. Every reminder of my short lived job in Qatar makes my heart squeeze a little. I've cleaned out all my work related emails and addressed. I emptied my contact list from my phone and email of anyone who was strictly work related. Sure I made friends to keep in touch with but anything that was just for the job is gone. I'm unfollowing, unliking and unsubscribing (poor spell check has such trouble with these strange words. How is oversubscribing an option but not unsubscribe?)from anything on social media that links me back to the past. Next I'll shred all the documents I have from that time too. I still have a lot of the documentation I needed to move though. All those forms were hard earned and expensive. I'm still reticent to throw those away in case they might have value at a later date. I want a nice clean slate. I don't want my past to color my future. I won't pretend Qatar didn't happen, I just don't want it to be an impediment to me trying new challenges and taking new risks. Any thoughts I've had of getting back at the people from the library need to just evaporate from my life. Minus of course this fantasy I have of meeting my people from my past again and throwing a drink in their face. I never promised to become an adult overnight.
Below is my list of goals for 2016. Not everything on the list is a work goal but I feel they are things that will contribute to my being a better librarian.