New Year’s Resolution time

It’s a little late, but I’m finally getting around to publishing my 2010 New Year’s resolution to my blog.  I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal “Act II” the past few months so my resolution is:

Make three life-changing decisions this year with at least one by Feb 21.

I’ve chosen to publish my resolution to make it more real and also to encourage friends and family to hold me to it and help me along.  As with any good objective, it’s specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and it is timely – it has a date for an interim milestone.  You might wonder why I chose February 21.  That’s my ten year anniversary with Microsoft which is what brought me out here to San Francisco from Washington, DC.  I’ll post my decisions to my blog as I make them.

Ten years ago on New Year’s eve I was at Disneyland with my family, wondering whether or not the systems I was managing for my non-profit in DC would be functioning properly.  I used my Ricochet wireless modem to check on them just after midnight GMT and again when I got back from the happiest place on Earth.  All was fine, the fireworks were only above the Magic Kingdom and little did I know that the offer for me to come to Microsoft was lost in a paperwork snafu in Silicon Valley, only to make its way to me in a few weeks.

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