implemented for 2013, it’s easy to point out the obvious; I must resolve to stop waiting until the
last possible moment to write the President’s letter for Close Contact!
Our editor, Kathy, has proven good tempered and often generous when it comes to
deadlines. Her patient reminders, “It’s that time again!” crop up in my mailbox all too often and
my best intentions of finishing early often lead me down a familiar track – that road to hell
populated by procrastinators and politicians. In truth, when I’m graced by the good writing fairy,
I actually enjoy writing this little essay, but then there are days when inspiration flees and I
struggle to be clear and concise, much less clever.
So with the topic of making New Year’s resolutions in mind, here are two of my IEO
resolutions for 2013 to add to that one about meeting deadlines before the “late fee” kicks in.
In 2013, I resolve to keep the IEO Board meetings from expanding beyond two hours.
My goal is to get our business accomplished in a timely fashion and not be diverted into lengthy
discussions that draw us off topic. Since many of my students would point out that I never met
an hour’s lesson that I couldn’t teach for 90 minutes, this could present a challenge. I’ll keep
I also resolve to be a better “shutter bug” at IEO shows and clinics. I never remember to bring my camera to catch those charming photos that we all enjoy flipping through, so for 2013, I will try to capture those memories on film. This year at the annual banquet, Pamela Amende showed a wonderful picture review of IEO members and their horses that she had set to music. Next year we plan to go even bigger and better by having a projector to show the presentation, so we’ll need lots of fun (and funny!) pictures to include.
So there are three of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2013 – be on time (or better yet, early!), keep it brief and take a picture. What’s on your list for 2013?
Susan Moody, IEO President