One step backward, five steps forward
2011 was a mixed bag of a year for me. For the most part, things were good. I had a job I liked very much and was good at, enjoyed an excellent week in New York and am now living in a great apartment.
There were a couple of hiccups on the professional front. They were disappointments more than anything, and they were not things I could do anything about, so I can’t be too downbeat. I’m not one to whine and complain though (especially on the Internet), so I’m looking ahead and creating a plan for 2012 and what I want to achieve in the upcoming calendar year.
In the second year of this young decade, I plan to be everywhere. I mean, leaving thoughtful comments on an ton of blog posts, learning a lot more interesting stories, creating more things and tweeting, Facebooking, plussing, and other networking a boatload of strong content.
I’m making some minor changes to Rival Robot. For instance, I’ve added a tech section and started to populate it with things I’ve written but haven’t published elsewhere. I’m also going to stop autoposting content from there to here. I have other plans for the site this year, so watch this space.
Also, I’m starting to contribute to a bunch of other outlets. More on that when it happens. I’ve been working on few other exciting things under the radar.
I’m starting the application process for my permanent residency in Canada, and will be shipping that off within the next couple of weeks, all going to plan. Elsewhere, I’m going to be looking into lifehacks to automate parts of my life that I need to pay less attention to, watching a lot more than the 30 new films I managed to catch in 2011, learning how to speedread, and generally having more fun.
My only real resolution, however, is the same as it is every December 31: to make this the best year of my life.