Another year in the books! Time to reflect and time to look forward…
Mirror, mirror of the year…
Here are some of the key things I remember from this year…
- 2018 started with some intense biking for about 2 weeks
- Mardi Gras spent with my prima Pilly, her family, tia Patty, and tio Gabriel
- Experienced my first car break in with the family
- Really enjoyed the sharing of our feelings at the family table with drinks, laughter, and tears
- Ran the Crescent City Classic with a bad time of ~1:20hr
- Played many, many Racquetball games with my friends
- Cut my long hair!
- Celebrated often in restaurants… probably most I ever have ever
- Been a great way to connect with my mom and get me out my shell
- Completed two classes and another year of research with NIL
- Went to my first academic conference (AIIDE 2018)
- Presented a playable experience, and participated in a panel
- Went to Canada!! Wow! Felt like North USA! :p
- Spent some great days with my brother, nephews, and sis-in-law various times, Thanksgiving being the freshest in my memory!
- Implemented Target X Integrations at work almost all by myself.
- Happy I was able to see many family members and friends this year.
- Started various computer projects (listed on this site).
- Continue to have a wonderful relationship which I always seem to take for granted with my wife Colleen.
Cruise Control Settings for 2019
So before I go on what I want to change about myself, I guess I should start with what I’ll continue to do…
- Take my last classes towards the PhD! Yay!
- Finally get my Computer Science Masters
- Crescent City Classic again… I really want to finish < 1:00hr
- Find time to celebrate life with family and friends… always…
- Starting and finishing projects…. for the rest of my days I hope!
- Start on some Workday Transition!
Changes for 2019
- Be more confident in my decisions…
- I always tend to overthink what I do.
- I worry too much about others feelings.
- I don’t put enough emphasis on what I feel.
- Lead Projects I take on…
- No longer the days I am a follower…
- I’m a leader, I need to start acting like one…
- I must first take charge of myself (above)
- [Probably will not apply to my day job, lol]