This week’s song: Bleed to Love Her by Fleetwood Mac.
I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, as I don’t like to set myself up to fail. Instead, here are a few things – professional and personal – that I hope or expect to be doing this year. Call them resolutions if you want, but words have power, and I’m avoiding the opportunity
- Spend lots of time shepherding Enarx to greater maturity. At Profian, we see our future as closely ties to that of Enarx, and we’ll be growing the project’s capabilities and functionality significantly over this year. Keep an eye out for announcements!
- Get fit(ter) again. Yeah, that.
- Promote my book. I’m really proud of my book Trust in Computer Systems and the Cloud, which was published right at the end of the year. It aims to raise the standard of knowledge within the industry by proposing a framework for discussion, and I want to make that happen.
- Start travelling again. I miss conferences, I miss seeing colleagues, I miss meeting new people. Hopefully it’s going to be easier and safer to travel this year.
- Delegate better (and more). As the CEO of a startup, there’s lots I need to make happen. I’m not always the best person actually to be doing it all, and learning to help other people take some (more!) of it over is actually really important not just dot me, but for the business.
- Drink lots of tea. No real change here.
- Drjnk good whisky. In moderation.
- Keep gaming. Possibly a weird one, but gaming is an important downtime activity for me, and helps me relax.
- Make the most of music. I listen to lots of music whilst working, travelling, driving, relaxing, etc.. Watch out for a link to the playlist associated with my book – I also plan to list a song or track a week on my blog (see the top of this article for this week’s offering!).
- Enjoy reading. One of the benefits of having completed the book is that I now have more time to read; more specifically, more time when I don’t feel guilty that I’m reading rather than doing book-work.
- A bonus one: spend more time over at Opensource.com. I’m a Correspondent over there, and enjoy both writing for them and reading other people’s contributions. A great way to get into – or keep up-to-date with – the open source community.
So – not the most inspiring list, but if I can manage most of these this year, I’ll be happy.