Recap and Goals

Yes.  I’m fully aware is January 6.   I’m about 6 days late on this, but hey — I’m still recovering from cold/ear infection/flu things that I’ve been having since a month ago.   So. Annoying.

A lot of things happen in 2013 but I’m going to steal Tom LaRock‘s style and did something different.  Instead of listing my accomplishment or things that I did (because I already did that on my Facebook wall.  What?  You’re not my Facebook friends?  Well, too bad!), I’m going to list things that didn’t happen.   Things that I’m publicly hold myself accountable.   So here goes in no particular order:

  • I did not serve in the ministry at my church.   I was part of Children Ministry and I used to serve in the preschool classroom.  I loved it and enjoyed the interaction with the kids while teaching them about faith.    I didn’t do anything in 2013.  Not even once.   It was beyond me that I had time to do so many races and run, but I didn’t make the time to serve.   This definitely is going to change in 2014
  • I did not write a single post on technology subject.  Nada.  Not even one.   Shame on me.   I work in pretty awesome company, and my new role gave me so much new and cool things to learn in such a massive scale.   I wanted to share it, but I didn’t get around to do it because would require me to put aside the time, and I did not make any priority to do it.   This is going to change in 2014
  • I did not do any triathlon.   I wanted to do something different and I thought that I can finish at least one sprint triathlon in 2013 .  I bought a bike (and yes, she have a name.  Her name is Ariel) and hired a swim coach to help me with the swimming part.  Somehow, life happened and I had to make a choice to drop it for 2013.   I’m looking forward to resume my swimming lesson and ride my bike around again when the weather is a bit warmer (I’m a winter wimp.  Get over it)
  • I managed to sneak a trip to Mount Rainier on December 30, so this actually should not be here.  But I’m going to put it anyway because that’s not really the ‘spending time in the mountain‘ that I’m going to mention here.   I did not spend (enough) time in the mountain.  I really, really love the mountain.   I’m a mountaineer.  I love, LOVE hiking (more than running, believe it or not) and I didn’t really do that last year.   We did one short moonlight hike to Rattlesnake Ledge and drove to Mount Rainier once.  That’s it.  For the whole year, and that’s kinda sad especially because I’m blessed with so many beautiful trails and mountain around me.   This year — we will focus our summer to explore the mountain again.   John and I are planning to come back and climb Mount Rainier this coming summer.  Stay tuned for the detail
  • I did not attend PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) Summit last year.   I attended PASS since 2005 and never miss one since.  Until last year.   It sucks, but I really didn’t have the choice as I had to do this ‘therapy’ thing for my health challenges.
  • I did not file my taxes on time.  EVERY year, we had to file an extension then we scrambled on October 14 to file it.  I’m a queen of procrastinator when it comes to file our taxes.   I don’t get it.  It’s not like we own our business and have some complex return.   It’s just pure laziness.    2014 will be the year that I will file it on time.
  • I did not build my Death Star and Star Destroyer Lego.  Again.   For those who know me, you know that I’m also a big fans of Lego.   I owned classic Death Star and Star Destroyer set and those (along with many sets) sitting on the corner, unopened.   That babies are going to be built this year, and everyone will see picture about it when I’m done.   That’s a promise

I have more, but at the moment, I don’t have enough brain cells to remember it.  I blame it on this cold medicine.

There you have it.

I wish you a very blessed 2014!


One Response to “Recap and Goals”

  1. Looking forward to the Lego pictures Yanni!

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