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A Look Back at 2009

It’s really nice to look back at the past year to see what you’ve accomplished and come up with ideas for how to be even better the next year. I started doing these as a way for friends and family to keep up with me without the hassle of doing holiday cards (2008 and 2007 editions). I’m going to try to make this one shorter than in previous years and focus on just a few things.

2009 in Review

Some thoughts on what I want to do in 2010

  • Continue to do interesting work on fun projects where I can collaborate with cool people.
  • Start a few more websites, like I did with The Crazy Neighbor. It’s a great learning experience, a good way to practice my skills and fun to experiment with something new.
  • Stay healthy by continuing to work out and eat healthy food.
  • Spend more time reading a combination of fiction and business / technology books.
  • Take more beach vacations! I haven’t taken a real vacation that didn’t involve visiting family, since I started my own business. In my defense, I did take two beach vacations the previous year, but it’s time for me to start planning another nice vacation.

2008 Year in Review for Dawn and Plans for 2009

I gave up on a holiday letter or cards a few years ago; however, last year I started doing a year in review post, and it seemed to work pretty well. Here’s the 2008 version …

Let’s start with the negative.

What did I want to do in 2008 that didn’t quite make it?

  • Didn’t quite achieve 501(c)(3) status for Legion of Tech. The paperwork is nearly done and will be submitted in January.
  • Didn’t get the O’Reilly Art of Community book published. For too many reasons to list here, we finally decided to can the project.
  • Didn’t do anything spectacular enough that it prompted someone to write a Wikipedia article for me. :-)

Now on to the fun part.

2008: A year of change

My personal hopes for 2009

  • Grow Fast Wonder Consulting into a more successful business with a few more clients.
  • Achieve 501(c)(3) status for Legion of Tech.
  • Continue to help organize more awesome events in Portland.
  • Finish my eBook about Companies and Online Communities.
  • Learn more about Yahoo Pipes.
  • Continue mission #GetOffButt to get healthier, stronger, and in better shape.
  • Again, I want to do something spectacular enough that it prompts someone to write a Wikipedia article for me. :-)

Another thing I’m excited about for 2009

  • The Portland tech community. I rave about it almost constantly, but I do expect the Portland tech community to continue to produce exciting new companies, projects, and community organized events to become even stronger in 2009.

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