As a part of a recap on the year that was 2010, I should start with a recap of my goals. For that review I had to go back to my Q3 review. As I looked it over, I found that there was nothing really different from that review than now that needs to be reported.
I have been extraordinarily busy this quarter with things other than that list of goals and things other than my blog. That is not necessarily bad – and is actually quite good. Here are some of the posts that talk about some of what has kept me busy.
- New Baby Girl born
- Job Change
- User Group
- Holidays and Birthdays (4 in December alone between myself and children)
In all reality, despite all of the busy-ness of the past quarter – it has been good stuff.
As I ponder over 2011, there have been plenty of good things that have happened to me and my career. Several things have changed for me over the year. I have blogged about many of those things as well. Some of the professional related things are:
- Started Tweeting
- TSQL Tuesday (even hosted one)
- Actively Involved with the Local UG
- Blogger Awards
All in all there have been some things that have helped me a lot in my career this past year. This has been a full year with plenty to show for it. For me, the items that are harder to quantify over this past year has been the friendships I have gained. In addition to those friendships, I would also add that my network has grown significantly. More friends – bigger network I guess is one way to describe that. But there is also the community involvement that has increased exponentially (over prior years) for me. I have put myself out there more (blog, speak, tweet, etc). I have written a few articles that have been published. I have more that I need to write and will write. It is a bit weird to think of being an MVP, but some people out there have brought it up. I know I was nominated, but I am completely ok with not being a recognized MVP.
Another aspect of my career that has improved over the past year is the improvement in my communication and writing skills. This is a side-effect of the blogging and article writing. I just need to become more consistent with it and maybe start pumping out some more technical as well as longer articles.
Next years goals will be coming soon.