I’m not a big one for New Year’s resolutions, although I have previously written about some work resolutions. But I’m coming to realize that they can help focus me, so I have a single resolution for 2017: I would like to take every weekend off from work.
Yes, that sounds radical to anyone who knows me. And given that I will serve as SIGCSE chair while teaching a full load and trying to do some research, it may be slightly unrealistic. But I think I have to push myself if I’m going to avoid burning out, something that I’ve struggled with in the past few years. So I will give it my all every weekend to not do any work other than email, since it’s really not fair to leave my students high and dry for 48 hours. Wish me luck!