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Adam Israel
2009 née 2008 
1st-Jan-2009 12:43 pm
Scarf

2008 is past, replaced by a new year and new hopes.

It was a rocky year, filled with good and bad. Divorce, and marriage, deaths on Andrea’s side of the family. Kittens and a new puppy. A historic election and rocky economic times. We’re still in for a bumpy financial ride but everything else is looking like its trending upward.

I did alright on my goals from 2008. Not bad, but the best I could manage under the circumstances:

Personal:

  • Finalize the divorce
  • Get out of debt
  • Be happy

Writing:

  • Write 12 new short stories (finished #13 on New Years Eve)
  • Revise and polish 12 stories
  • Submit 12 stories for publication (sent out 21 submissions, 2 accepted (1 electronic, 1 print), 1 pending, 1 anthology in hand)
  • Submit a story to the Writers of the Future contest quarterly

Work:

  • Finish migrating out of my hands-on role to more of a managerial one
  • Successfully manage and complete all planned projects
  • Come up with brilliant new projects for people to work on
  • Grow the company

For 2009, I want to continue the good trends I’ve already set. It’s going to be another busy year but I’m more prepared to tackle it. My goals for 2009:

Personal

  • Be a better husband (because there’s always room for improvement)
  • Build a better budget and get out of debt
  • Apply for Permanent Resident & move to Canada
  • Lose the weight I gained in 2008

Work

  • Less micromanaging, more delegating
  • Hire, hire, hire.

Writing

[Crossposted from stonetable.org. If you'd like to comment, you can do so either here or there.]

Comments 
1st-Jan-2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
...the CSSF Workshop...

This one is excellent.
1st-Jan-2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
I attended in 2007 and had a great experience. I can't wait to go back again.
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