I think it’s important to set goals in life. For me personally, writing my goals down makes it a bit harder for me to conveniently forget about them.
Personal Goals for 2009:
- Read at least 6 books. I read a lot, I read all day, that makes it harder for me to read for pleasure.
- Fish the Deschutes river.
Take my kids on at least 2 multi-day camping trips.Yellowstone here we come. Run the Peterson Ridge Rumble.Updated 10/13/09: Done. Man that burned- 22 miles.
- Take the entire family on a real vacation.
- Make the time for more "date nights" with my fantastic wife.
- Weatherize our basement.
- Shoot more video of the kids.
- Expand on my existing skills as a photographer and publish more of my work.
I’d like to get something published in JPG Magazine.Win a 5D Mark II. Updated 01/02/09: Unfortunately, JPG Magazine is shutting down on the 5th. Instead, I think I’ll focus on publishing more to Flickr and being more active in the Flickr community. Build a camping box for my UZJ100.Updated 10/13/09: Ended up building a box for my Engel refrigerator and on-board air system instead.
- Give some of my time (it’s precious to me) to a worthy cause. Eugene/Springfield Habit for Humanity is at the top of the list.
Career Goals for 2009:
- Work my ass off to make sure the company I work for pulls through this recession.
NOTE: There’s a deeper list of business goals here that I can’t share for obvious confidentiality reasons.
- Continue developing my online professional identity by:
- blogging more here on this blog with a better focus on developing technologies and software development
- developing my LinkedIn membership
- building professional relationships with professionals in my field
- Continue to build on my education by taking advantage of continuing education programs. For example, I attended Stanford’s Executive Education program in 2008.