What better time than the year end break to take stock on the year, and comment on the good, the bad and the verdict that was 2012…
- Boston remains a great town to live in. Somerville (where I live), is as vibrant and dynamic as ever.
- There’s been quite a bite of travel in my life, which is phenomenal (and how I want to spend my life).
- I took on a couple go big projects that allowed me to play with open source software, and big-data.
- I’ve started to form a view point on what I want to do next.
- Our house is getting to be in good shape (massive purging of stuff in April).
- There’s a hope for progressivism in this country which is giving more hope that the sun will continue to rise.
- Our political system is a complete mess, if often feels that we’ve lost values common decency and respect towards one another (even if of different political view) for the promotion of unhealthy and destructive ideologies.
- My work needs to change. I’m finding that increasingly I am in an administrative role… not what I love or am interested in. My manager keeps on telling me I’m good at it. If I’m not passionate about it, I don’t really care for it.
- I still take too many vacations for the sake of family.
- I was pretty badly injured at the end of 2011 (Achilles heel), and it’s taken most of the year to get back to a good running level (frequency and pace).
- I’ve completed about 50% of my project list for the year.
On the whole, I would give 2012 a B-. Not a bad year, but definitely can be better. Looking forward to 2013.