In particular, my personal work goal (separate from my professional work goals, which were due today), is to practice patience...with patrons, with co-workers, and with myself. Patience. That's it. A small word for a difficult thing.
I know it is bad librarian form to quote Wikipedia, but I liked this definition best: "Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain."
In 2012, I vow to practice patience at work.
In my personal life, my main goal is to reconnect with the people I love and to make absolute sure they know they're important to me. This includes family, friends, LJ pals, people who cross my path during life activities (grocery store clerks, for example), and people I have yet to meet. Primarily I hope to accomplish this via simple communication.
Because this was such a transition year, I really dropped the ball on reaching out to people and connecting. It is what it is but I miss it A LOT. And, communicating with people is something I enjoy, it's not a sacrifice, it only brings benefit.
Again, from Wikipedia: "Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. Love also is a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection" and "Communication is derived from the Latin word "communis", meaning to share."
In 2012, I vow to communicate more often and show people what they mean to me. I vow to practice love.