Happy New Year (unless you are in China)!

Happy new year! Unless you are in China or some other country that is not as cool as America, you are concocting a list of lies you will tell yourself about resolutions and goals. Here are my threshold and objective goals for 2010:

  1. (T) Complete Squadron Officer School (SOS) via correspondence before pinning on captain in May. (O) Complete SOS in 50% of the allotted time.
  2. (T) Continue passing classes in my Norwich MSIA program. (O) Maintain 4.0 GPA in my Norwich MSIA program.
  3. (T) Maintain 85+ in Air Force physical fitness test standards. (O) Score 90+ on AF PFT.
  4. (T) Keep body weight under 150 pounds. (O) Drop down to 140 pounds.
  5. (T) Spend more time homeschooling the kids. (O) Get both kids at least one year ahead of public school standards.
Here are my favorite moments of 2009, in no particular order:
  • Mom and dad visiting for Christmas
  • University of Florida Homecoming week–Gator Growl and Florida-Arkansas game
  • Rachel and the kids visiting me in Los Angeles during a visit–Disneyland and Hollywood
  • Camping at Malaquite Beach
  • Parents night out at the Melting Pot
  • Visiting Larry at Fort Dix before deployment
  • Gryphon and VDATS-208 at work
My least favorite moments of 2009 include the following:
  • Having the DC assignment shot down–top that off with two of my co-workers being allowed to leave without replacements
  • Not being appreciated at work
  • Utter disappointment at kids’ homeschooling–no progress reports, falling behind in public school standards. What’s the point of homeschool again?
  • The University of Idaho MSEE program being a disappointment
  • Veteran’s Administration not paying for MSIA classes
I am thankful for my beautiful, loving wife as we head into our 15th year of marriage. I am also thankful for my beautiful children as they enter the high school and pre-teen years.
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One thought on “Happy New Year (unless you are in China)!

  1. Feedback on goals from 2010:
    1. Failed. Did not complete SOS correspondence. (T) Complete Squadron Officer School (SOS) via correspondence before pinning on captain in May. (O) Complete SOS in 50% of the allotted time.
    2. Succeeded. Finished program in 2011 with 4.0 GPA. (T) Continue passing classes in my Norwich MSIA program. (O) Maintain 4.0 GPA in my Norwich MSIA program.
    3. Succeeded. Scored 95 on AF PFT. (T) Maintain 85+ in Air Force physical fitness test standards. (O) Score 90+ on AF PFT.
    4. Failed. Body weight steady at 150 in 2011. (T) Keep body weight under 150 pounds. (O) Drop down to 140 pounds.
    5. Success. (T) Spend more time homeschooling the kids. (O) Get both kids at least one year ahead of public school standards.

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