New Year's Resolutions for 2012

vColevCole Member Posts: 1,574
I know we're 16 days away from New Year's Eve, but what is everyone's New Year's Resolution(s)?

Mine are:
  • Finish MCITP:EA (Taking 1 of the 3 remaining exams this month)
  • Get healthy. (Not just lose weight, but over all health - mentally and physically!)
  • Pay down debt (Already started this!)
  • Pickup a new hobby
  • and last, read more.


  • shodownshodown Member Posts: 2,271
    Not to spend 600 bucks on a 3750 and instead buy "holiday: cards, put in 20 bucks inside them and hand them out to the people I encounter at Starbucks, the liquor store, the grocerty store and the few places I eat every day.
    Currently Reading

    CUCM SRND 9x/10, UCCX SRND 10x, QOS SRND, SIP Trunking Guide, anything contact center related
  • demonfurbiedemonfurbie Member Posts: 1,819
    finish wgu

    start cissp
    wgu undergrad: done ... woot!!
    WGU MS IT Management: done ... double woot :cheers:
  • dave330idave330i Member Posts: 2,091 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Pass VCP5, 70-432, VCAP-DCA and $100k/yr.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • rsuttonrsutton Member Posts: 1,029 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Complete the next test in my MCITP: EMA series.
    Lose another 20 lbs. (went from 275 to 200 currently).
    Save more.
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Get CCNP, CCNP:S and OSCP plus start CCIE:S (finish the written) (and possibly do the CWNA/CWSP if my job wants me to, which I think they might thanks to a conversation I had today)
    Finish my AAS w/ a 3.5
    Go to a con (probably derbycon or ohio linux feast)

    Join my local priority board
    Get healthy
    Start Wrestling or Tang Soo Do again
    Read more
    Ham Radio?
  • MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Member Posts: 1,740 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Study, read lots of books.
    Pass CCNA (ICND1+2) I'm ready to take ICND1 but I don't have any time before Christmas.
    Study and take CCNA:Sec
    Study for CCNP (going to do switch, routing and tshoot order)
    Get married (already booked our wedding and honeymoon). :)
    Lose 20lbs. This can easily be done. I've just been extremely lazy lately.
    Get a bike and ride a lot more - I used to do a lot of downhill biking.
    Learn to fly an RC helicopter - I already fly planes and drive cars/trucks.
    Attend my future wife's university graduation - she graduates in December next year, she doesn't want to go, but I'm making her.
    2017 Certification Goals:
    CCNP R/S
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,735 ■■■■■■■■■■
    1. Exercise: The IT flab is beginning to be noticeable icon_tongue.gif
    2. Finish WGU by the end of 2012.
    3. Decide what I want to do when I graduate.
    Currently working on: Linux and Python
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I never keep them anyway, but I'll try some I can keep.

    Don't make resolutions.
    Don't break resolutions.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • SteveO86SteveO86 Member Posts: 1,423
    For 2012
    • Get back to the gym on a normal basis (At least 4 times a week again)
    • Disconnect from work a bit more and relax
    • Build my home CCIE lab
    • Get my CCDP and CCNP: Sec
    • Get my blog it's own domain instead of
    • Publish blog posts back on a weekly basis
    My Networking blog
    Latest blog post: Let's review EIGRP Named Mode
    Currently Studying: CCNP: Wireless - IUWMS
  • jonenojoneno Member Posts: 257 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Shame on me, I learned how to swim this summer at age 26. icon_cheers.gif I want to keep improving my swimming skills and hopefully join a swimming club for competitions. I'm in love with water now. On the flip side, I need to stop procrastinating and finish MCITP:EA.
  • AnonymouseAnonymouse Member Posts: 509 ■■■■□□□□□□
    In order of priority:

    - be healthier, lose more weight (25 lbs lost in past 6 months after making some big lifestyle changes)
    - cert up and get outta helpdesk
  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    • Setup new exercise routines
    • Set a strong foundation in my journey into red territory (infosec)
    • Get more involved in local charters and community groups in infosec
    • Start planning for my Masters in Cybersecurity.

  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Member Posts: 885
    2012 is the year of CCNP: Security and CCIE: Security written.
    WIP: IPS exam
  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Member Posts: 1,860
    Finish up WGU, then look into Masters programs....

    maybe be one of those people who joins a gym in January... bleah
    Currently Working On

    CWTS, then WireShark
  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483
    Go to the GYM more
    Take more walks
    Less IT and studying
    Pass the PMP
    Learn more about Adobe contribute, captivate, and dreamweaver
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    N2IT wrote: »
    Go to the GYM more
    Take more walks
    Less IT and studying
    Pass the PMP
    Learn more about Adobe contribute, captivate, and dreamweaver

    What? This one dream weaver gary wright - YouTube#!
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • QHaloQHalo Member Posts: 1,488
    2012 is the career focus and steering year.

    VCP5 - class starts Jan 17th
    CCA XA, XD
    MCITP-SA/VA - if I can work it in
  • ptilsenptilsen Member Posts: 2,835 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Finish MCITP:EA (January)
    Start and finish CCNA
    Start and finish SSCP or CASP
    Start Bachelor's degree
    Lose 15 more pounds, go to gym at least twice a week
    Working B.S., Computer Science
    Complete: 55/120 credits SPAN 201, LIT 100, ETHS 200, AP Lang, MATH 120, WRIT 231, ICS 140, MATH 215, ECON 202, ECON 201, ICS 141, MATH 210, LING 111, ICS 240
    In progress: CLEP US GOV,
    Next up: MATH 211, ECON 352, ICS 340
  • TesseracTTesseracT Member Posts: 167
    Sit the CCIE written and study for the lab for maybe 2013
    Do awesome type things at work

    Spend more time with my girlfriend
    continue losing weight (lost 60 pounds the last few years - can almost see that 6 pack hehe) We have a free gym at work so that's been helping. I wanna buy a juicer as well because I hate fruit/vegetables
    ride my motorbike on some awesome mountain twisties
    spend more time playing guitar
    kick ass and take numbers :)
  • NOC-NinjaNOC-Ninja Member Posts: 1,403
    Pass CCIE RS lab.
    If i passed the RS lab then i will jump to CCNP security then CCIE Security. (build another home lab)

    Get my purple belt at BJJ gracie barra!
  • wireratwirerat Member Posts: 251
    Pass CCDP
    Start CCIE studies and pass the written
    Save money for a down payment on a house
    Pay off my car
  • ChrisRiceChrisRice Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Pass Security + and 70-680
    Finally do my CCNA
    Graduate from my course and start working, then look at more certs

    Pass my driving test
    Stop smoking
    Start saving to put down on an apartment with the girlfriend
  • PristonPriston Member Posts: 999 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Move out of this temporary appartment

    If The commute to work is longer after we move out of the appartment then
    Find a new job
    End if

    Save up money so I can go back to college without a loan
    get CCNA
    A.A.S. in Networking Technologies
    A+, Network+, CCNA
  • bertiebbertieb Member Posts: 1,031 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Work hard to get my new management responsibilities nailed down
    Get to grips with Dell Compellent
    Do more mountain biking
    Play more guitar
    The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they are genuine - Abraham Lincoln
  • simonmoonsimonmoon Member Posts: 29 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Live on a budget and save money.
    Eat better and less.
    Exercise more.
    Manage my time better.
    Be more organized.
    Do better at keeping the house clean.
    Get CCNA.
    Find a job relevant to networking.
  • TackleTackle Member Posts: 534
    Looks like I'm typical for this forum of IT professionals...

    Lose some more weight. Lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks just by switching from pop-tarts to oatmeal for breakfast, and paying more attention to portion size.

    Decide what cert I want next, then study/pass.

    Get to the range at least twice every month to improve techniques/accuracy with the G17 and S&W Bodyguard. (Yay for the second amendment!)
  • PsoasmanPsoasman Senior Member Member Posts: 2,687 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Do as much at WGU as possible.
    Loose another 20 pounds: lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks with the Smart for Life plan
    Try to find time to exercise more - most of my exercise now is chasing 2 overly active boys icon_wink.gif
    Pay off the last bit of debt.
  • lordylordy Member Posts: 632 ■■■■□□□□□□
    #1 Quit my job and go self-employed
    #2 Exercise more
    #3 Get that CCNP finally
    #4 Spend next years winter in the sun
    Working on CCNP: [X] SWITCH --- [ ] ROUTE --- [ ] TSHOOT
    Goal for 2014: RHCA
    Goal for 2015: CCDP
  • cisco_macisco_ma Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    -Start exercising
    -Lose weight (need to lose at least 30 lbs)
    -Get CCNA
    -Get MCITP:SA
    -Get a Job!
  • powerfoolpowerfool Senior Member Member Posts: 1,647 ■■■■■■■■□□
    It is getting to be that time of the year, isn't it...

    Well, some things that I need to do:

    1. Health - I get going pretty well for a while and then something gets in the way... work, school, family, breaking a wrist... I need to find a routine that I can do and stick with regardless of life's surprises. Probably add more cardio as I typically ignore that. Maybe just start out doing a half hour of cardio in the mornings...

    2. School - Finish up this MS in Cybersecurity Policy. This will require me to do Spring - Summer - Fall and not have a break. I have been feeling burned out, so I need to get ahead of the curve and not play catch up. Also, it would be great to get an A in these last three classes; they have essentially made it impossible to do, but I have been between 87-89 percent in each course... but they only do straight grades, no pluses or minuses. I want at leave a 3.5 GPA, which will be rather difficult.

    3. Work - Promotion. It mostly rides on successfully moving through my current Exchange migration project. I need to make substantial progress on it and look for new business. That will give me an 8% pay bump on top of my merit raise and hopefully put me over the ever elusive Social Security cap for the first time in my life! That has always been one of my goals.

    4. Family - Need to get us a vacation or something. Also, I vow to take the kids sledding if it snows, at least twice (we only sledded once last year). My real estate agent (I should say friend, I have known her for 12 years) invited us to her new half-time home outside of Orlando... so maybe I take the family down there and we go to Disney! Also need to get the kids involved in some activities, especially in the Summer. It could be a "two birds with one stone" situation, as well... a healthy activity for the whole, or most of the, family.

    5. Certs - Uh, finish up my current list that will not be completed this year.... consider any potential Windows Server 8 certs that come up... and maybe study towards MCM Exchange 2010, but probably won't take it.

    6. Survival/Self-sufficiency - I have been looking into onPoint Tactical and I want to try to do their Urban Escape and Evasion course and perhaps do the Wilderness Survival course with my wife (she was not interested in Urban E&E in the slightest... something about not wanting to go through a simulated kidnapping or water boarding...). I would also like to start a garden this year, and maybe do some canning. It might help on the health front and be a little more frugal.
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