Another Year In Review

So every year I attempt to review my previous year during the 1st 12 days of June. I celebrate on the 13th and then for the rest of the month I plan out my personal and professional goals. While this is a highlight reel without a lot of detail for the blog here is a look at my notes.

When doing a retro you ask yourself these questions.

  1. What Went Well
  2. What Needs Improvement
  3. What Needs to be Added Specific Goals

Personal Retro

What's Working Well

  1. Creating a new rhythym even with the many changes
  2. Healthy Sleep patterns
  3. Podcasting
  4. Immediate family relationships

What Needs Improvement

  1. Prioritization
  2. Nutrition
  3. Exercise
  4. Additional Income Stream

Goals Met

  1. Complete MS Degree
  2. Preached/Spoke at 4 events

Goals Not Met

  1. Bike to work > 1 times per week
  2. Write Book

Specific goals for next period

  1. Write Book
  2. Lose 50 pounds
  3. Earn additional $500/mo

Professional Retro

What's Working Well


  1. Good Team
  2. Writing Code Again
  3. Mentoring


  1. Communication
  2. Growth
  3. Corporate Atmosphere

What Needs Improvement


  1. Find a new challenge
  2. Data Science Opportunity
  3. Additional Stream of Income


  1. Still looking for unclass development and telework
  2. Paternal Leave is still important to me. New baby in December.

Specific Goals for Next Period

Big 3

Near: Contribute to an Open Source Project

Mid: Utilize my Data Science Skill set

Long: Developing a SpinCo