David Mosher

Where Does The Time Go, or the World's Worst Rambling

Tonight I'm sitting here playing with new technology (to me, anyway) and I can't help but feel that time is simply flying past me.

I'm not just talking about how my life has gone from "Oh hey, you got a job" to "You have a kid that turns 6 in four days". Actually, that's actually exactly what I'm talking about.

Where has the time gone that I had the motivation to do anything I put my mind to? Where is the motivation gone where I would create an application to simulate bowling, baseball, football scores and hand enter them into a spreadsheet to keep track of standings? Why can't I seem to concentrate on a single task for more than a few hours at a time?

I'm really striving this year to get that motivation back. I'm making a concerted effort at work to take more initiative on projects and help drive change. I'm tired of taking the backseat and just hoping things work out for me. It's time for me to drive.

The best way I know how to do that is to be public with what goals I'm setting for myself this year and hope someone reads it and keeps me accountable for them. I know it's well after New Year's Resolution posts, but better late than never.

  • Ship a project at work that raises eyebrows both within the company and hopefully create something many people across the world can use
  • Work my ass off to get down to the Reno Collective for at least half of this year's meetups. I'm tired of letting them know I'm not able to make it. I'm already down one as I had to miss tonight
  • Work with the meetup group to get them a real site up and running
  • Become the mentor I always wanted as a junior developer. I've started on that a little, but there's always more that can be done

I'm going to leave those as they are for now. I'm hopeful to provide updates as I go along and learn new things in accomplishing these goals. In the meantime you're stuck with this junk of a blog post, but one that I hope spurs me on to more.