2022 Goals

In 2021, the pandemic managed to get to me. It seemed like alot of curve balls came my way. But, myself and my family came out the other end healthy and in relatively good spirits.

2022 is going to be a bit of a do-over in terms of my goals for the year.

Without further ado, here are my goals:

Health and Fitness

First and foremost, I am reigniting my focus on my health and fitness.

Atomic Workouts

I am trying something I am dubbing an "atomic workout". I acutally started this in December, but will carry on for this year as well and see if it helps. I got the idea based on the lessons from the book: Atomic Habits.

I am doing the following workout 5 times a day:

  • 30x Pushups
  • 30x Situps
  • 30x Squats
  • 10x Chinups
  • 5x Standing Rollouts

At the following intervals:

  • When I wake up
  • Before work
  • At lunch
  • After work
  • After dinner

The workout should take no more than 10 minutes. As my strength improves, I will up the number of reps.

FTP

I am aiming to get my cycling FTP up to 300.

Family

Last year I lost more time that I would like with my family. This year I am back to making a conscious effort to spend more quality time with them. I am working from home in my new role, so that helps claw some much needed time back.

Pandemic permitting I would like to take my children to see the rest of my family in another state.

Certifications

I am concentrating my areas of study this year more towards the security / cloud space and the certs I am studying reflect that goal.

PaloAlto Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)

This is a bit of a carry over from last year. I paid for the exam in January last year, but I kept pushing it out because I was too busy and did not have time to study.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

I have had my eye on this cert for a number of years. My current role very much aligns with this cert so I will be studing for it and hope to take it towards the end of the year.

AWS Solution Architect Associate/Professional (SAA-C02/SAP-C01)

Again, these AWS certs align with my current role and also my career goals in general. I am aiming to complete up ot the P level.

Books

I will continue my goal of reading/listening 25 non-technical books this year.

Programming

I will be focusing on 2 programming languages this year. The first being Javascript, since I need this for my current role. The second is Rust. Last year I closed the book on Go, I am hoping that Rust can fill the void in my programming heart.

Website

I have wanted to freshen up this site for a while but have not had the time. The good news is, I found the time and this is already done. That is one thing I can cross off my list. ⭐

Mansformation

The mansformation continues. Here's to hoping the beard gods grant me a faceful of man fur by the end of the year.

Outro

Thats it, thats my commitments for the year. Things will probably change, but this the plan for now. Wishing you all an excellent year ahead ✌️

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non-technical