As I said in my 2011 recap I said I’m not big on two things: year in review posts and resolution posts. This year I’m doing both! Suck it standards.
This isn’t really a resolutions post however. It occurs to me that resolutions are things you make with the full expectation you’ll try them in January and apologize for not doing them the rest of the year. These are 2012 EXPECTATIONS. Shit that is going to happen.
Get back in shape
In May it’ll be 9 years since I injured my knee in a Sunday night game making a play at third. I had to be carried off the field that night and I haven’t been the same since that night. In the time since I’ve gained around 100 pounds and seen my activity levels drop way down.
When I saw the physio after the injury he made it clear until I had the surgery it was going to be difficult for me to be active. I did have the surgery, 3 years ago now and it is high time I start working towards a full recovery. I also made myself a promise coming out of that meeting with the doctor – by the time I was 30 I’d be back on the horse. I figured 30 would be near a peak for my body and my metabolism and if I wasn’t on the road to recovery by then I’d be screwed. So 30 is coming up this year and its time to make good on that promise.
I suspect there’ll be weight loss and exercise blog posts coming…
At the moment I have 3 really good projects in different stages of design and development. 2012 is going to be the year to ship one of them (one of them I’ve been working on on and off for 3-4 years now). I need to really sit down to decide which one to choose, but god damn it this year something is going to market.
Get a job
The time has come. By spring I need to get myself back to work so over the next few weeks ramping up my search is Job 1.
Be better at maintaining balance
When I do go back to work I need to be better about balancing family, friends and work. I’m a workaholic. And it led to burn out in my last job and I can’t let it happen again.
I’m going to be very conscious of balance as I get back in to the working world
ATV in Quebec
My dad and I have been talking about doing this forever. They have a brilliant and organized trail system and we are just itching to get there to check it out!
Double my geocache finds again to 150
Back in 2010 I had a goal to double my geocaches to 72 within a year. I accomplished that this summer reaching 75. In 2012 I want to hit 150, again doubling!
Build a smart home project
I haven’t done as much physical computing stuff lately and in 2012 I really want to do one of two projects: A door lock powered by RFID and possibly an android app OR build a smart thermostat. Blog post to come on my thoughts for these.
I’ve been pretty good in the last 2 years as my debt hasn’t gone up at all. But it hasn’t gone down either. In 2012 I’m going to work on bringing my debt down.
I’m looking forward to 2012…