Monthly Archives: January 2013

Looking Forward – Goals for 2013

I didn’t do very well on my goals for 2012. I didn’t read the books or get my certification. However, I did do the 2 users group presentations as well as my first conference presentation, all which was very enjoyable. I also got a new job as an Applications DBA, which I am quite enjoying. Not to mention things in my personal life couldn’t have gone too much better. So all in all, 2012 was a good year for me. Now bring on 2013!

My goals this year are pretty much to accomplish what I set out to do last year and didn’t, plus keep improving my presentation skills.

  • Present 2 more times – I really enjoy presenting and am hoping to be able to do so at least 2 more times again this year. It is something that I can’t get enough practice at doing.
  • Read! – My Oracle reading really got off-track last year. I read more books than I have in a long time, but only got through half of an Oracle book. Time to make up for lost time and get 5 books read.
  • Get Certified – Again, picking up what I didn’t do last year, I would like to continue to get certifications. Not that I feel they are that meaningful, but they do keep me focused on learning new things.
  • Blog! – My goal is to post at least once per week.

Well, that is all. I will try to do a mid-year assessment as well to make sure I stay on track 🙂