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.
- Obtain my MCITP: SQL Server Developer certification. I have to pass both exams (70-433 and 70-451).
- Start preparing for SQL MCM Exams.
- Read a SQL Server book every two months for a total of six books.
- Read a professional development book every two months for a total of six book.
- Attend the SQLskills Immersion Week 2 training in March.
- Blog at least once week.
- 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.
- Attend a user group meeting or SQL Saturday each quarter.
- Run my first 10K.
- Run my first half-marathon.
- Finish reading the Bible through in a year. I am currently half way done considering I started in July.
- Read at least one book for personal enrichment or just plain fun each month for a total of twelve in 2012.
- Finish losing weight by getting down into the 150 lbs range. Last year I went from 252 lbs to 182 lbs.
She also tinkered with databases in middle school to keep her sports card collection organized.
Tracy has volunteered through the NC Guardian ad Litem program since 2003 advocating for abused and neglected foster children in court.This is her passion outside of SQL Server and favorite job.More information about this program in North Carolina can be found at http://volunteerforgal.org or the national organization CASA at http://www.casaforchildren.org.
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