As I have wanted to do each year, here is my goals post for 2012. Last year I set out to do this very same thing but was very unsuccessful at completing the post. Here is all I had written:
Personal Family Blogging Build out my Virtual Environment
Professional SSIS SSRS SSAS Blogging Writing (articles) Community Presentations
Education Certification Books
Fitness Running Exercise
This year, I will do much better. As proof of that goal, this post will get published – one way or another. Despite not having published an actual list of goals, I think I did fairly well with this list. I wrote a few articles. I was able to maintain a steady pace with my blog. I completed my MCITP for both Admin and Dev tracks in 2008. I became very familiar with SSRS and learned a substantial amount with SSIS.
So, as I set out to establish my goals, I decided to keep the list very short.
I will finish the MCITP for the BI track in 2008. I plan to have this done by March 2012.
I will study for and take the MCM written and Lab exams for SQL 2008. I will take more time to achieve this goal but will have it done by year end.
Continue writing. I will continue to contribute articles for publication as well as write on my blog. I hope to also do some writing professionally.
I have several rooms in the basement to finish. I plan on finishing the family room and my office.
I will continue to volunteer at the UG level as well as at the PASS level. I like volunteering with PASS and helping to achieve the greatness that is PASS Summit.
Despite some setbacks already, I will push forward and get a SQLSaturday event to happen in Las Vegas.
There you have it. Nothing too elaborate. I’m trying to keep the goals short and simple without overly complicated detail. I think this year will be a successful year as well.