Regrets, Hopes and Goals

What have I done in the past year? Not much to be honest. Although 2010 was full of new experiences, I failed to achieve anything great. My adventuring into unexplored territory was always accompanied by that all-to-familiar disappointing conclusion. The biggest failure was not getting that cradle to cradle job. Even though it was out of my hands, I feel as if I could have sold myself better.

Speaking of regrets, I do not seem to have many for this past year. This is a good sign. I assume it is the result of an increase understanding of life and an improved ability to analyze situations. I can only hope that this trend continues.

On a brighter note, I started a couple of interesting and valuable projects. I am, of course, speaking of my website and my book. The website is doing relatively well; I now receive over 2000 unique visitors per month. My book is also coming along, though I have not started writing it yet. I have purchased over 50 books in order to get a strong foundation of sources and I will probably use around 25 of them.

I have great affection for my non-existent book; it gives my life meaning in a time which is characterized by, shall we say, unemployment. My mind is constantly occupied by what I want to write and how I will publish it. Ideally, I would like to finish it within a year.

Another goal I have for 2011 is getting accepted to graduate school. I have been researching different political theory programs all throughout the world and I have discovered that most of them are offered by British universities. So far I have found about 5 British universities that I want to apply to. My top choice is the University of York because of their focus on the idea of toleration. Here is a description of the program.
The MA Political Philosophy - the Idea of Toleration provides an opportunity to think about toleration from historical and contemporary perspectives. Students have the chance to explore the arguments for toleration made by thinkers such as John Milton, John Locke and John Stuart Mill, and to test the limits of those arguments in the discussion of controversial issues such as pornography, faith schools and holocaust denial.
Doesn't that sound extremely interesting?

2011, I hope you will bring good things.