Goals for 2010

I’m a little late blogging about this but I have these goals in my mind for this year.

  • Get more organised. I have days where I’m super productive, and others where I feel like a dog chasing his own tail. I’ve seen a few people recommend Getting things done by David Allen. So I’ve bought a copy to help me on my way.

dog chasing its own tail

  • Lose another 10lbs. This will get me back to the weight I was when I was 21. I’ve no desire to end up like this guy.

fat man on a truck

  • Run another half-marathon. I did the Wycombe Half Marathon a few years ago and I’d like to do another one before I attempt the full marathon.
  • Learn to speed read. I’ve started reading a book by Tony Buzan about this. But yes, I’m struggling to find the time to pick it up!
  • Become expert-level at Powershell. I started learning PS this year and I love it. I’d like to continue to improve my skills in this area.
  • Become proficient at SSAS. I know virtually nothing about this so I’d like to add it to my SQL Server skill set.
  • Learn a new programming language. A few friends have tried to turn me on to Ruby on Rails. As cool as I think it is the syntax really isn’t my thing. I’m considering Google’s Go but I’m open to suggestions.
  • Blog regularly. I don’t think I did too bad last year in terms of blogging frequency but I’d like it to be higher this year.
  • Build up my savings again. My move into awesome Clerkenwell last year wiped out most of my savings. I’d like to build this back up again. It’s always sensible having a little nest egg.

pounds sterling

  • See more of London. I’ve lived in central London for several years but haven’t taken advantage of it like I should have. This year I will visit more museums, attend more events and concerts, and enjoy the best city in the world a whole lot more.
  • Take a holiday. I didn’t manage a proper holiday in 2009. Thinking of visiting Tokyo and New York this year.
  • Finish a project a two. I’ve got a couple of projects up my sleeve I’d like to complete this year. One more serious than Tweet-SQL and another just as fun!

2 Comments

  1. Kris Madden says:

    I noticed you were interested in learning to speed read. I compiled a book of straight exercises for speed reading called “Learn to Speed Read”. It’s available to read and download for free on Google Books and Scribd. Hope you like.

    -Kris

  2. Rhys says:

    Hi Kris,

    Thanks, I’ll take a look at it.

    Rhys

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