Well, it's 2009 and that means it's time for reflection. To do that lets look back at last years resolutions
"At the beginning of 2008 I weighed 210 lbs. My goal is to be between 180-185 by the beginning of 2009."
On January 1 2009 my weight was exactly 185 pounds. So on the surface of it would appear that this is a success. However, i am only putting it as a mild success. I am without question in the best shape i have been in in at least 7 years. I haven't weighed this little since high school. That being said there is still room for improvement. I am much toner but i could be better. Also, i have reached a bit of a plateau in improvements in the last four months. In that time my weight has fluctuated between 183 - 187. I am going to be changing my workout routine my hope is to really hit it hard for the next 4 months and see what results i can get.
"My next goal is about my career. Basically I want progress. I am not really sure how to define and describe this. It's not just money, although I would be lying if I said that is not part of it. I want to be in charge of larger projects as opposed to just being a worker on them."
Well, I got a new job 8 months ago so this seems to be a success. I am still part of a team but i am responsible for leading a variety of projects. As such i am saying this a success.
"The biggest change for me in the upcoming year is going to be my marriage. However, this is not a resolution and I am not sure if I view the success of my wedding or marriage as a goal."
I am 4 months in and i have no complaints.
1) weight Loss
I had hoped this would be the year where I would have no weight resolutions. As mentioned above I am close but I am not quite there yet. In terms of weight I think I would like to lose 5-10lbs. Also, just generally tone up overall.
I graduated from York University in Spring 03. I graduated from Seneca College in Spring 04. In summer 06 i took a course in MS SQL Server but it was not a certificate program. It's 2009 now so the education portion of my resume has been essentially stagnant for almost 5 years. I hope to change that this year. There are two certifications i am considering for this year. The first is the Project Management Professional (PMP). My actual job title is already project manager. So obviously I don't need this certification to do my job. However, I do think this is a certification that will be nice to have. It is clearly not a deal breaker, by that i mean it is not something that will ultimately determine whether or not a get a job or a promotion. However, it does not require a huge commitment from me or a large financial commitment. So, I am going to pursue it.
The next certification that i am interested in is the Canadian Securities Course. I work for a financial institution. Again since I already have the job this is obviously not a mandatory certification. I work in marketing and of the 11 people in my department only 1 other person has it and she only got it 3 weeks ago. That being said I think i like working for a bank. While i don't ever want to be a trader having the CSC on my resume would show that i have general understanding of finance that might set me apart from others applying for the type of jobs I would be interested in.
Now i will deal with the elephant in the room. My blogging has taken a dramatic drop in the last few months. I have no good excuse for it so I won't make a bad one. in 2008 I wrote 38 blog posts as opposed to the 49 I wrote in 2007. I will just say that in 2009 I intend to get closer to that first number again.
That's it for this week.