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A New Year Means New Resolutions – 2012

I usually do not make resolutions because that seems like you are trying to give up something instead of gaining something.  I would prefer to call them goals that way they can be a list of possible accomplishments instead of potential failures.  For 2012, I decided to record my goals for the New Year and then I can evaluate whether I succeed or not.

Professional Goals

  1. Obtain my MCITP: SQL Server Developer certification. I have to pass both exams (70-433 and 70-451).
  2. Start preparing for SQL MCM Exams.
  3. Read a SQL Server book every two months for a total of six books.
  4. Read a professional development book every two months for a total of six book.
  5. Attend the SQLskills Immersion Week 2 training in March.
  6. Blog at least once week.
  7. Explore ways I can help educate some of the developers on how to use new features of SQL Server rather it be hosting a class or lunch and learn.
  8. Attend a user group meeting or SQL Saturday each quarter.

Personal Goals

  1. Run my first 10K.
  2. Run my first half-marathon.
  3. Finish reading the Bible through in a year.  I am currently half way done considering I started in July.
  4. Read at least one book for personal enrichment or just plain fun each month for a total of twelve in 2012.
  5. Finish losing weight by getting down into the 150 lbs range.  Last year I went from 252 lbs to 182 lbs.

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