2010 Goals

It’s a little late, I know, but it’s still relatively early in the year – early enough to set some targets.

Last year I set the following goals:

  • Become a Microsoft Certified Professional – exam 1 of 3 complete (with flying colours 😀 ), half way through studying for the second now
  • Complete a software project Im working on, and sell it – about 80% of the way there for the first version
  • Buy a house/flat – done!
  • Get more exercise – I’ve got a Wii now, with Wii Fit, which sorta counts … doesn’t it?
  • Push for a revival of socialising at work (its died off over the last year) – didn’t happen
  • Have another great holiday somewhere with friends from uni – didn’t happen
  • Do more non-C# coding, to revive the broadness of my programming skills base specifically PHP – lost interest, continued focussing on .Net

In addition to the above, I did achieve something I hadn’t planned to do last year – my sky dive.

Now, these are the goals for this year:

  • Become a Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Complete a software project Im working on, and sell it
  • Have another great holiday somewhere with friends from uni
  • Post more to this blog
  • Learn to cook more than just pasta

Yeah, it’s shorter than last year, and certainly not original but I should be able to achieve them all if I put my mind to it. I’ve also got a few more personal and some secret goals to meet, so this isn’t the complete list.

Here’s to the new year!

2009 Goals

Inspired by my friend David’s own post, this is my brief review of 2008 and my goals for 2009.

There hasn’t been any major change in my life through 2008 (that I can reveal on here, anyway), but I’ve managed to do plenty of interesting things at work. I think the thing that 2008 will be remembered for is the dramatic downturn in the world economy, though fortunately I’ve not been touched by it so far other than seen dramatic interest rate cuts on my savings.

For 2009 I hope to:

  • Become a Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Complete a software project I’m working on, and sell it
  • Buy a house/flat
  • Get more exercise
  • Push for a revival of socialising at work (it’s died off over the last year)
  • Have another great holiday somewhere with friends from uni
  • Do more non-C# coding, to revive the broadness of my programming skills base – specifically PHP

No plans to move abroad, though moving somewhere else in the UK isn’t out of the question – depends on the circumstances and the incentives.

Let’s hope that 2009 brings a more promising outlook for the economy.