Happy New Year!
So, sitting up and watching Double Impact and cruising the web, I read Andy Warren’s Thoughts for 2009, and I thought I should probably contribute my own ideas as well.Â I definitely want to spend more time blogging and contributing to the user groups at large.Â Obviously, I’m going to be tied up with SQL Saturday for the first part of the year (speaking of which, I need to get my sponsor letter organized), but I still want to do more.Â
Professionally, I need to find more leadership opportunities in my company.Â This year’s a bit of a challenge because we’re understaffed with a lot of projects coming down the pipe, and there’s not a lot of openings in management positions, BUT I need to find a way to make my name known.Â I want to be the SQL guy for not just my division, but I also want to expand beyond that to the company level as well.
I want to complete my MCITP certs for database administration and development this year.Â One thing I learned at PASS Summit was that I need to continue to find ways to expand my knowledge.Â I feel very confident in my ability to code T-SQL and design elegant database solutions, but I have 0 experience in Microsoft’s BI solution, and my DBA skills are a bit rusty.
I like Andy’s suggestion to play chess; I’m going to open that up and say I want to play more games with my kids.Â They’re getting older, and soon they’ll be too old to hang out with me.Â I want to find ways to encourage them to think, and I want to spend time just having fun with them.
Finally, I’m going to get healthy.Â As soon as this shoulder recuperates from surgery, I’m back on the workout routine.Â I am going to find 30 minutes a day to work out, and I’m going to stick to it.
How about you?