New. Old.

2013. Obviously. It’s a new year. New Stuff! 


I am buying quite a few new things it seems. Some things I should have gotten years ago. 

An APA style guide. So I can write more good.

I’m thinking of getting a printer I can use at home, rather than relying on the lab printer for everything I want in hard copy form. 

I got a new computer last month that I’m slowly setting up the way I want it. Computers are great. Keyboard shortcuts are really fun to learn. 

Some new toys I still want to get: 

Sonic screw driver and Dr. Who themed notebook. Because I’m a Whovian and I want a blank journal to record things in.

My own laster pointer. To point at the night sky, but also use in power point presentations

New Running gear. This is the year I want to run a half marathon.

New Sheets on my bed. Flannel is comfortable!

New attitude: Ask! I think that’s the theme of my year. Ask questions. Ask for help. Ask people to attend things with. Ask to get myself into crazy adventures. Ask. 

I am also getting rid of some old things:

Books I haven’t looked at in years. 

Old magazines.

Files I no longer need. 

Old clothes. 

Old attitudes. Bring in more self compassion. Less time beating myself up. More time doing things that matter (people, relationships, 


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Author: Ian Street

Ian is a plant scientist and science writer relating stories of plant science and scientists on his blog, The Quiet Branches as well as other outlets. You can find him on Twitter @IHStreet.

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