In January 2015, several members of the OUP team made resolutions for the new year. One year on, we revisit those resolutions to see who made it and who did not.
I have a really silly (but I think achievable) resolution, which is to learn how to do a handstand!
I still cannot do a handstand. Resolution fail.
– Alyce, Higher Education Marketing
To be a BOP (beacon of positivity)!
I think I have not reached beacon level as yet, but I am working on being more glass half full.
– Peter, Managing Director
To read at least one book every three days in 2015.
My resolution was to read at least one book every three days. I’ve been successful “by average” with 125 titles finished in 2015 so far, but might have failed it on technicalities (I read, e.g., 0 books in March). Who is the umpire on this kind of thing?
– Susannah, Sales Operations
One of my 2015 NY resolutions this year is to pick up a new skill – I’d like to be able to crochet an amigurumi toy before the end of the year.
Alas, my amigurumi resolution got a bit fuzzy and didn’t quite take shape! Concurrent work and study made my best-laid plans a bit woolly, so it’s now balled over to my 2016 list.*
– Alicia, Primary Editorial
This year I want to learn to properly touch type!
Ah *sigh*, just one of the many things I didn’t complete this year. I am potentially faster – but definitely not a competent touch typist. #fail
– Laura, Higher Education Editorial
To give up coffee and drink more green tea.
I gave up coffee and alcohol (apart from the very occasional lapse!) but realised green tea also has caffeine. So I’ve been trying to drink more water (boring!).
– Anita, Primary Publishing
Mine is to read more books! The more exercise thing never works for me.
I did read more books this year, and snuck in a bit of exercise too!
– Jane, Production
To skip fewer gym sessions.
I did very well until July, and then I fizzled out.
– Derek, Higher Education Sales
One of my 2015 resolutions is to read more as well as try to widen my reading tastes. In 2014 I aimed to read a book a week and was surprisingly was able to complete this, so next year I’d like to try and read at least one of the ‘classics’ a month.
I’m about to complete my 2015 resolution to read a classic a month! Currently reading Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and have had a great time this year expanding my reading choices and asking friends and colleagues for their recommendations.
– Stephanie, Higher Education Marketing
To drink more… water!
I totally drank more…water!
Ann, Sales Operations
Did you complete your 2015 New Years Resolution, or have you made one for 2016?