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Maybe this is the first time I seriously thought of a new year resolution (My memory is against me anyway). This morning I watched this program called Sandakada pahana on sirasa TV (ok, TV can be useful at times). There was a Buddhist monk and a guy called Ajith Jayawardena. Their talk actually made me want to think a bit more of this special day. And that’s why I’m writing this.

So.. when thinking of a new year resolution, what I have to think about? let me jot down.

What were my ultimate life goals? (And also what ARE.)
What were my plans for the year behind me and how much I accomplished?
What did I actually do?
What did I actually gain?
What changes I managed to make on my life? (positive or negative)
Where did I do well and where did I screw up?
Where do I stand on the way to my life goals?

Answers to these questions will help me come up with better and solid new year resolution. Before I work on the answers I have to save some other random ideas about my new year resolution.

I already know what would be the highest priority for next year (studies… again :D). So I should do my best to achieve in that aspect.

I want to learn (actually work with) few more programming languages. (And get away from students syndrome as much as I can.)

Contribute to plexydesk.
Socioplexy, a framework for plexydesk was my academic project in second semester. Can’t ever forget the great help received from Siraj in the project. So I want to help the Plexydesk the best I can.

Contribute some more to FOSS in Sri Lanka.
I feel like I did a lot less for FOSS comparing to year 2008. But it’s hard to find memories to confirm this to myself. Anyway the biggest thing I remember I did FOSS-wise is organizing the FOSS stall for SLIIT 10 year celebration event.

Continue SinhalenFOSS, the podcast I did with my friends.
2009 was a bad year for SinhalenFOSS in my opinion. All three of us Geekaholic, Seejay and myself were busy with crazy stuff and didn’t really put much in to the podcast. I was not busy all the time but some times I badly needed my free time for myself. It was a tiresome year overall.

Be job ready by the end of 2010.
Enough being a hole in mom and dads pockets.

Other than that I would like to make my self a bit more socialized (tech events are not socializing for me), read at least one book till the end :-S and start something cool (a tech project).

So that’s all running in my mind when I think of a new year resolution. Hope I’d be able to make myself an awesome 2010.

Wish you a successful new year ahead :), because everything good comes with success.


New Year’s Day now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions! ~ Joey Adams

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. ~ Oscar Wilde

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other ~ Anonymous

One Comment

  1. nice post bro. wish you luck in 2010. wish you a Happy New year!!!

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