New Years Resolutions
As we start another year, it is traditional to make some Resolutions or promises that one usually breaks concerning what we would like to do in the upcoming year… Lose weight(I’m still FAT), Quit Smoking (done many years ago) be nicer to my fellow man/woman(oh well) are some of the easier ones to make and also break.
Here are my resolutions as they pertain to Amateur Radio (as this is an amateur radio themed blog)
Spend more time enjoying my hobby- On any given day I spend about 3 hours a day on some aspect of this blog. Writing it, answering comments or doing research for it. But very few times do I spend equal time making contacts on the radio. I’m not sure if I can cut down the time spent on the blog or would want to as I do enjoy what I do, but I want to have a little more air time… This resolution fits right in with this next one.
Quit complaining about my hobby- This especially applies to local clubs and National Organisations… If I don’t like what they are doing I will just quietly not support them. If they are doing that bad of a job there is no point b!tching about it… Hit them where it hurts (in the pocket book) by not renewing your memberships. They will succeed or fail depending on if everyone else shares your opinion. If you were wrong and they continue, then you can quietly renew your membership (albeit slightly late) and everyone is still happy. Even if I’m not a member I can always say how good of a job they did on some issues. But if I’m not happy I’ll just stay quiet as its less stressful that way and we all have to remember its only a hobby.
Do something different in my hobby- This year I really would like to participate in a DXPediton that did not involve me taking a City Bus to get there. Granted there are lots of Islands or special event locations you can normally find in your back yard but… I’m not getting any younger so if I am going to do something on my “Bucket List” I better get started on it now while I still can. This year I am hoping to get an IOTA, CISA or SOTA event under my belt if I can find something I can do without endangering myself of the SAR People who have to come and get me after…
March 2010 Foymount DXPedition with the Polar Bears
So there you have it… Here are some of the things I would like to do in 2012 and to be honest I have a chance on most of them. What about you???
OH….. By the way… Happy New Years from
Liz, Erika, Trisha and the pets (Saber & Shadow) and of course myself