2012 was a roller coaster year for me. I spent nearly half of it out of the country and gave myself a little too much to my day job in the later months. The net result was that I did not do some of the things that I set out to do: I didn’t write as many blog articles as I had planned to; I didn’t update or obtain the certifications that I wanted to do; I didn’t give back to the VMware virtualisation community all that I wanted to; I didn’t spend enough time on the technologies, projects and tasks that most interest me.
Don’t misunderstand, it was still a good ride but I’m taking steps to redress the balance now and I expect 2013 to be different. For starters, I am filling my spare time with some VCAP5 preparation and I’m going to be covering which materials I have been using soon. I actually had the opportunity last year to sit the VCAP5-DCA beta exam but I cancelled my booking to prioritise a prickly situation in my day job.
I also have some more content on the way for this blog, some of which I started on months ago but never got around to posting. In part this came down to the work balance challenge that I’ve had but also a tendency that I developed to try and write things in one go rather than just banging out a draft and allowing myself to edit later. The latter method is more likely to produce a published blog post based on my experience.
As I predicted, I’m heading into resolution territory – sorry about that. Perhaps an un-resolution (see Simon Seagrave’s post about those for more detail) would be more appropriate! Anyway, I’m back on the blogging horse now.
Michael is a Senior Consultant for Xtravirt. If it's got buttons or flashy lights on it then it'll probably be on his radar. When not "mending computers" (it's sometimes easier than explaining "cloud" to relatives), Michael provides essential education, entertainment and trampoline services to his two children.