A Year Later — 2016 Goals

While not being much for New Years Resolutions (though I do love fireworks) last year I shared some professional goals. I even advocated accountability. I figure I should share how I did.

Professional Goals

Personal Goals

Overall

Not great. Not terrible… but not great. I accomplished a lot of what I was hoping for. I learned a ton, both expanding things I already knew and things I had no idea about. I’m healthier and I have a pretty awesome dog. Overall I’d count 2015 a win!

2016 Goals

I’m keeping it simpler, focusing on creating habits. These are things I want to do every day:

  • Chess: I’m not great at chess but I’d like to get better. Playing seems the best way.
  • Code: Pleasure or professional, either way. Since the first it’s been a lot of hacking on Brian Warehime’s excellent Threat_Note.
  • Cook: Cooking has been good for me and I want to keep it up. Blue Apron has been helpful (not to mention tasty).
  • Exercise: Biking or walking the dog.
  • Read: Pleasure or professional, either way (again!).
  • Write: Blog or another project but the more I write the better.

These goals for 2016 are a lot more flexible. They’re all things I do but not yet the habits I’d like them to be. I’ve been using the Momentum app to keep track and I find it’s a great balance. In the 10 days since I started I’ve written and coded for 10 days in a row, played chess for 9, read and exercised for 3, and cooking has been the hardest with 2 days.

My Momentum for Mac as of Jan 14

If you’re interested in suggesting things to read, write, cook, code or want to play some chess let me know. Now I’m going to go check off my writing for today!

Originally published at sroberts.github.io on January 14, 2016.

Network Defender, developer, speaker, writer, author of O’Reilly’s Intelligence Driven Incident Response, & SANS instructor. Bad guy catcher.

Network Defender, developer, speaker, writer, author of O’Reilly’s Intelligence Driven Incident Response, & SANS instructor. Bad guy catcher.