I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, but I do tend to set myself some goals; unfortunately I didn’t achieve my main goal for 2009 (“find a job”) so it’s clearly still top of my list for 2010. Other than that, I want to continue improving my photography skills.

So what am I doing in order to meet those goals?

  1. Find a job
    I’m still checking the job boards; I’ve been going to all sorts of geek meetups (e.g. XP Toronto group, DemoCamp) and continue trying to grow my network; I’m going to review my (work) website and see if it needs tweaking – I know I need to post there more often; I’ve also got a couple of leads that I’ll follow up with next week. I’m not sure what I need to do differently though: this strategy got me close to job offers a few times last year, but I need to change something in order to increase the number of “near misses” and hopefully one of them will become my new job.
    [My work blog and résumé] [My LinkedIn profile]

  2. Improve my photography skills
    I’ve signed up for a workshop in September; I created Toronto Photo Walks recently (which means getting out and shooting at least once a month); I’m going to gather up the courage and actually exhibit some of my photos, as well as submit them to some of the critique groups on Flickr; I also need to look at my workflow and commit to a photo management/editing tool (currently I do everything in Flickr & Picnik). Oh, and enter more photo competitions.
    [My Flickr stream] [My “best of” photo blog] [Toronto Photo Walks]

That’s it – just two goals for 2010, but they are pretty challenging ones. I’ll be very happy when I succeed at them, and once I have a job I’ll have more time (and money) to do other things and maybe add some more goals.