WOW What a year! 2016 has been a great year!
I received my VCP6-DCV, traveled to VMworld in Las Vegas, attended numerous VMUG Usercon’s, and all while meeting some kick ass people along the way.
As you might notice the post title says “2016 and beyond”. I would like to outline what my expectations are for myself in 2017 and what I wish to achieve.
This is for two reasons. One is I like to blog and apparently people like to read my blog for some unknown reason, and two to keep myself honest. I find that my goals are actually achieved if I write them down and hold myself accountable.
So what is it in 2017 I will be looking to achieve?
Spend more time with family
This is first on my list because it is the most important. Although I have gotten a lot done this year it has taken a toll. Working hard to pay the bills and expand your expertise sometimes gets in the way of spending valuable time with your kids and/or significant other. This is one thing I am going to try and get better at. Taking control of my work life balance will be my top priority this year.
This will be my big personal goal of 2017!
Become VCIX-DCV certified
Since I took the deploy and design class last month I feel more confident about taking this challenge. Although daily I do not work on customer designs I believe that is more crucial for making the VCDX step and not necessarily the VCIX.
This will be my career goal of 2017!
Become more community involved
Starting the blog and twitter in 2016 really helped me connect with some experts and cool ass people in the field. But I think I could do more outreach to people in the community. Whether that is doing talks at the local VMUG or just DMing people on twitter. There is an endless possibility of learning within the VMware community and I need to take advantage of that. Even if it means putting my introvert self in the past.
This will be my community goal of 2017!
Get ahead of the game with new products and technology
This is what I really need to work on in 2017 taking and learning new up and coming technology right as it hits the market. I’ve fallen behind some of the trends this year because I wasn’t actively looking for the new technology and catching up with the latest posts and blogs on a daily basis.
This is my knowledge goal of 2017!