2012 – Todo List

Updated: 01/05/12 – a friend suggested that I better make my tasks SMART (Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timely) so I have added items in italics where I think I was not SMART

Well a new year is upon us and many resolutions have been made and will be broken before the first half of the year is done, so what does one do. Well based on a post by @XSTROLOGY whom I follow on twitter, this morning:

  1. #Aries need to make wish lists. With your abundant energy, having a focus list will get you the things you want fast!
  2. #Aries can imagine anything and invoke the inner power to make it a reality.
  3. #Aries knows how to get shit done.

So it seems that I will need to build a list of things to get done this year. What sections, what categories, so I am sticking to only two: Family and Career so that I can make the best of this year. And I am limiting to only 10 items here goes

Family:

  • Spend at least 3 weeks with my kids – dunno how I am gonna swing this, but hey I have the whole year to do this. These  exclude Sundays (have been working 6 day weeks)  so these include afternoons or mornings when we spend times together
  • 4 special things for my wife
  • Pickup a sport – squash or lawn tennis and spend at least 240 hours this year (assuming 3 hours per day those are about 40 sessions) 
  • Run the 10km marathon under 1 hour – took 1hour 45 minutes at my first try 2 years ago

Career:

  • Certifications – Zend Certified Engineer and Zend Framework Certification + MySQL Certified Developer and MySQL Certified Administrator
  • New Frameworks – Zend Framework 2 (currently in Beta) and Symfony 2 and use each for 1 working application whether client or personal 
  • New Version Control – GIT and use it for one working application
  • Continuous Integration Server – PHP looking at Travis and deploy 1 working application
  • Take part in one app competition as a developer and/or mentor
  • Contribute 100 lines of code and 100 forum responses to at least one open source project

Hey is that not a long list of 10 items now to get working on it …

Update: March 1 – instead of 100 forum posts I will be gunning for a 5000 reputation on Stack Exchange (http://stackexchange.com/users/68620/ssmusoke?tab=accounts)

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  1. […] career and networking, a tough call, but hey who said that life is easy? How am I doing on my 2012 Todo List, not bad for the first quarter of the year and I intend to pick up the […]

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