That is strange, I didn’t realize I created a draft blogpost for 2013 resolution. But since you’ve asked…
Eat healthy and exercise often: I have started on that, and I intend to keep it up. Quite frankly, I did not realize physical activities like sport had such a liberating effect; it gives the opportunity to clear one’s mind, and I think some of my best ideas (on paper at least) have fermented during my long evening walks.
Read more stuff: that’s a given, although I will try to diversify my reading list, with some literature from every possible language. Now that I have decided to take up Arabic as my default setting language for the blog, I’d better get down to it and read more of it. Plus it is a fun assignment, so that will not be such a shore after all.
Write more stuff: I would like to write a dozen of working papers and/or drafts by the end of this year. I shall do my very best. I mean papers, serious output that won’t be laughed out of academia. Grey and Dull.
Be nicer to people: smooth some rough edges, and perhaps come finally to the conclusion not everyone shares my Weltschauung, or my own interests. The first one I caught on to it pretty early on, the second I have to come to grips with it. I should also apologize to the acquaintances I have pushed on some of these issues.
Be a “realist”: I though I was quite the cynical observer of Moroccan politics, seems I do come across as idealistic, perhaps the very embodiment of the Nihilist activist I wouldn’t like to be. On the other hand, I suppose my perpetual frustration with the snail-paced evolution of democratic reforms in Morocco will keep me on my toes and fuel the inner Nihilism I shall embrace.
Go Geeky: I really need to shake up my IT knowledge. There are pieces of software I need to master, and I shall do my utmost to achieve it.