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Saying Goodbye To 2009

By Kendal Van Dyke, 2009/12/31

I'll close out 2009 with an update on the goals I set at the beginning of this year and things that I've accomplished. Call it a bit of shameless self promotion, but this is my blog after all. :-)

  1. Learn…
  2. Be a better mentor. Gave presentations at OPASS and Space Coast SQL User Group, Orlando Code Camp, SQL Saturday Atlanta, Jacksonville, Orlando, and South Florida, and presented at the 2009 PASS Summit. Also published an article on Looking closer to home at my coworkers, I'd like to think that those around me learned from me (though they're better suited to say if that's the case or not). I'll call this goal met.
  3. Publish twice a week. I published 64 blog posts this year (65 including this one). That's a tad short of the 104 I was shooting for. I guess you could say I went for quality over quantity. I'll call this one halfway met.
  4. Go to the 2009 PASS Summit. Check! I went to the Summit this year as a speaker and had a fantastic experience.
  5. Run a half-marathon. I failed miserably on this one. I ran a 5K in the spring but stopped running over the summer. However, my 8 year old son has expressed an interest in running so we've started running together. Even if I fell short on this one I still come out ahead because any exercise I've done is better than no exercise.

Final count – 4.5 out of 8. Not bad but always room for improvement.

I hope that you had a great 2009 and look forward to an even better year in 2010!

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