Well it’s the end of the year again, and time to reflect on my resolutions that I threw out there last January. How did I do?
1. Lose thirty pounds from my current weight. Well, I actually only lost 20, but I’ve kept it off and hovered around that same weight for at least the last 6 months. That last 10 pounds has been pretty stubborn, but I’ll see if I can finish that last bit in the next 12 months.
2. Update my personal and business websites. This I failed at pretty miserably. I never touched them. But, I’ve tweaked this blog all year long and upgraded to the latest and greatest that Blogsphere has to offer. I also am working on a little side-project that you may have seen.
3. Learn Workplace. I learned that Workplace Services Express pretty much sucked before ND7 was released and it was updated to the latest revision. I’ll hit that again in this next year, and lets hope it’s gotten better.
4. Update my Lotus development cert to ND6. Did it, just barely in time< .
5. Write at least two published articles. This I did very well. I’ve kept the blog going pretty strong, and I’ve written several articles for the ZATZ magazines.
- ConnectedPhotographer – Bringing your scans into focus using Hamrick’s VueScan
- ConnectedPhotographer – A RAW deal, Using your camera’s RAW image format
- DominoPower – Searching for files in all the right places
- ConnectedPhotographer – Remove digital noise with Noiseware
- ConnectedPhotographer – Slickr photo sharing with flickr
6. Get most of my photos onto Flickr.com. I’ve gotten a lot of them on there, but I need to do a whole lot more!
7. Digitize most of my music library. I’ve done pretty well. I’ve sold my three 400 disc changers and have ripped tons of music to MP3. I still probably have 1000 CDs stacked on my desk though, so I have a lot more to do. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel though. And now I can stream it all to the living room with my XBox 360, so that is a definite plus.
8. Try to learn and work with new technology twice a month. Once again, didn’t do as well as I would have liked. I have learned about podcasting, I’ve learned a lot about XML and the inner workings of the Blogsphere template too.
I need to really do more.
I’ve also made it a point to let my family know that I love them and are there for them. It’s hard with the girls when I’m away from the house for a long workday, but every day I let them know how much I love them. And just letting them know is so important. You never know when the interaction with someone could be your last. Always leave letting your family know you love them.
For me it’s been a pretty damn good year. Watching the girls grow up is amazing as they are becoming such cool individuals, I’ve really enjoyed my job, my family is good, I got to enjoy an excellent vacation in sunny Cabo San Lucas and I haven’t had the dread that I had in years prior. Life is good.
Here’s hoping that your year was as good as mine!