Goals for 2009

With the new year almost upon us, I felt it was a good idea to lay down a list of goals I wish to achieve by next year.

Learn A New Programming Language (or two)

I've had my eye on learning a dynamic language for the past few months.  I'm looking at most likely Python and/or Ruby.  I'd love to try my hand at some Rails development, so maybe I'll work with Ruby first.  I hate just having C# and C++ in my toolbox.  I need more variety.

Lose 50 Pounds

I've always been a big guy.  But sometime between high school and getting out of college, I ballooned to an outrageous weight.  I'd like to be down to 200 pounds even by the end of the year.

More Development Community Involvement

With the start up of the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group, I'd like to be more involved in the user community.  I'd love to start presenting at user group meetings and code camps.  Ideally, I'd love to earn MVP status!

Publish A Project People Care About

There are several ideas up my sleeve, but this year I'd actually like to make one of them happen.  Whichever one I pick, I'll make sure I blog about it a lot!

Buy a House

The market is ripe for the picking.  Thank God for people who make poor decisions.  I believe that within the next few months, I'll be able to buy my first home with my wife.

Good luck to everyone in the year 2009!  Happy New Years!

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