I have never been a fan of New Year resolutions. I have never consciously made, kept and resolved a New Year’s resolution. Having said that its good to have goals.
- New Years Resolution #1: Spend less time on Farmville
- New Years Resolution #2: Finish getting CISSP Certified
- New Years Resolution #3: Lose a little weight
- New Years Resolution #4: Eat a little healthier
- New Years Resolution #5: Spend more time with my boys
- New Years Resolution #6: Read more with my wife
- New Years Resolution #7: Walk more with my wife
- New Years Resolution #8: Photoshoot at least once a month
- New Years Resolution #9: Blog at least twice a month
- New Years Resolution #10: Take up a hobby
New Years Resolution #1: Spend less time on Farmville
I wasted way too much time on Facebook’s Farmville last year. Yeah, I have over 3 million dollars, the largest farm you can get and lots of everything, it is time to move on from the farming version of hunting and gathering. Of course my end goal is to waste less time, but I am already testing the waters out on Wizard 101.
New Years Resolution #2: Finish getting CISSP Certified
The hardest part in becoming CISSP certified is over, I passed that blankety, blank exam. But now I have to jump through a few more hoops. One is getting my resume updated and detailed to ISC2’s standard. I am also gonna strive to put together a total of 4 resumes-biographical, technical, project managerial and managerial. I have always liked playing with different resume styles and layouts.
New Years Resolution #3: Lose a little weight
I can easily stand to lose 100 pounds, but I also am thinking realistic. So here goes, the goal: 25-50 pounds.
New Years Resolution #4: Eat a little healthier
One of the ways I plan to lose 25-50 pounds is to use an (free) Android phone app I got that offers different 3-7-day diets, complete with shopping lists. I thought that might be a cool and tastey method, instead of holding to just one, long diet. Another method I may try is just counting calories. And doing some exercise, maybe with the Wii Fit.
New Years Resolution #5: Spend more time with my boys
My twins will be 15 in a couple of weeks-they are freshmen in high school, weird. The time just flies. I wanted to do so much with them. I wanted to build them a tree house. I wanted to have long talks about life lessons. Play more video games. Teach them how to drive. Have deep theological and philosophical discussions with them. Of course there is still time, but it involves being extremely intentional.
New Years Resolution #6: Read more with my wife
Check. Minnie gave me a copy of Orson Scott Card’s new book, Pathfinder, for Christmas, I am on page 596 of 662. Awesome book, by the way. I just LOVE OSC (start off with Ender’s Game, go, NOW!). I will do my best to offer reviews as I check the books off the list.
New Years Resolution #7: Walk more with my wife
I dread thinking about this one. I have never been a walker. I hate the cold. But, I like the idea of spending quality time with my wife doing something that will be healthy for both of us. I am also gonna use my Android phone to track miles and calories burned, I love technology! I love my phone!
New Years Resolution #8: Photoshoot at least once a month
I have this really great digital camera, a Canon G10. It has all these dials and settings and it is just a great camera. It is what professionals use when they just want a simple camera and not a huge, top-of-the-line professional camera to lug around. And most of the time I have the settings on “auto”. I’d like to change the settings, but I don’t know what they mean! I’d like to learn more about photography and take more cool pics. I also have this cool phone, have I mentioned that, that makes sharing pics extremely easy. I also would like to post a video or 2 on Youtube! I may use MS’s Movie Maker! Ironically there are tons of youtube videos that teach you how to make youtube videos with Movie Maker. Come on, that’s just cool.
New Years Resolution #9: Blog at least twice a month
Check. If I am not posting here it is because I am posting here: http://inchdeepmilewide.wordpress.com/ I plan to use this blog to hold myself accountable.
New Years Resolution #10: Take up a hobby
I am hopefully setting myself up for success for this one. Photography is one, security is another, but I am also getting roped into acting as a social media manager for a woodworking guild, so that may include the learning of what it means to be a social media manager as well as working with wood! Win-win!
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