I can't really tick off any of my resolutions from last year:
But I did change jobs, after 10,5 years in the same place. I'm now working full time as database developer/database architect instead of sharing my time between project management, VB.Net and databases.
(This might be slightly off topic...)
As I probably won't be in tomorrow, I'd like to wish everyone a safe ending of 2010, and a happy, brand new year 2011.
I found this lovely site in June 2010 and have since then been visiting more or less every day. I learn new things almost every day, both from reading other's answers but also from being challenged by the questions to explore SQL Server.
Thanks everyone who asks and answers questions!
My New Year's resolution is to speak FOR XML more fluent when 2011 has ended. What's yours?
Adding to the above, I'll add some more specific things I'd like to accomplish during 2011.
Get out of my comfort zone - both at work and in my private life. It has worked well in the past, but has slowed a little since the last major one (switched jobs 2 years ago).
I would like to speak at some sort of SQL Server thing (I hate speaking in front of more than 2 people!) - this would be scary, but provide the much needed kick up the proverbial to improve my technical communication skills (and SQL knowledge).
Would also like to gain weight (about 10Kg), healthily.
2011 was quite a successful year for me.
I managed to gain 5Kg, not the 10 I wanted, but a good start.
I got out of my comfort zone on a number of occasions, the most intense being my SQL Road Trip. That pushed me to my limits and I loved it!
I didn't speak at any public SQL events - I don't see that as a problem though, seeing as I had my surprise round the world trip instead. That involved me doing presentations to company directors, so I did some sort of speaking this year. On top of that, I have started giving internal training sessions at work. This is sort of doing the SQL presentations I want to get into, with the reduced pressure of talking in front of colleagues instead of a "real" audience.
I have some exciting stuff coming up in 2012 that won't allow me to plan much for the first half of the year, so I'm holding back on promises/resolutions for 2012.
That's about it :)
answered Jan 04 '11 at 01:10 AM
Matt Whitfield ♦♦
Mine are (in no particular order):
Basically, lots of stuff that requires me to spend time honing my craft, which is probably a good thing.
answered Dec 30 '10 at 02:26 AM
I dont particularly subscribe to the 'resolutions' idea as I am not certain they are the best way for me to achieve something but things that I have planned for the year are:
Great question Magnus - it was answering one like this last year that I expressed a desire to get 1000 rep on this forum. . . I currently have 16k and am a moderator - something I could never have predicted! : http://sqlsouthwest.co.uk
answered Jan 03 '11 at 03:42 AM
1) I plan to read more books, actually finish MVP Deep Dives as well as several others in my collection.
6) Have to also add exercise more. So far 1400 calories burned this week.