The month of March was definitely a busy one. The month of April will be another busy one. Yesterday I started my first day at eCompliance. I left ThoughtWorks to pursue the world of the start-up. So far it's been a lot of fun. Day one on the job I was hitting things that most developers are sheltered from. Although, a bit scary at times... it's been a super fun ride so far.
I managed to knock off a few goals from my list, I finished the second exam to earn an MCTS designation, I finished reading xUnit Test Patterns, and my family and I booked tickets to fly down to Austin, Texas for a week.
Last year it was a huge dream for me to be able to attend the Nothin' But .NET boot camp, and this year I'm proud to say that I will have the opportunity to help TA at the upcoming boot camp in Austin. I'm super nervous, and humbled that this opportunity is available to me. The best part is when my wife and I sit down, and cross things off our list of goals, together!
Since my wife and I sat down and wrote out our list of goals, things started happening almost immediately. We slapped ours on the side of the fridge so that we can take a peek at it as we walk by. It's been invaluable to us, and has helped us with making tough decisions.
One of the things I've learned is that my lists tend to change, but our list is pretty much the same since it started. I would go full force trying to accomplish things off my list, even if they were no longer important to me. I've started to adjust my lists, and I don't feel as bad as I thought I would when I don't knock things off my old lists. Hopefully, it's a sign of adapting to changes rather then settling for less.
A wise man once suggested that I get listed, and now I suggest you do the same!