Hello Blogging World!2 min read

This is something that I have wanted to start doing for some time now.  I always talk myself out of it, saying no one will read it, no one cares what I have to say or I do not know how to write blog posts.

However, this year I have really taken some time to reflect on years past and seen how time has just slipped away.  I always have great plans and then life seems to get in the way and I never move forward on those plans.  So this year is going to be different.  I have made some goals/resolutions that I plan to track and follow as the year progresses.

In the past, these would all be work related.  As I grow older (hitting the big 4-0 last year)  I find that I want to expand outside of just going to work every day and getting my tasks done and going home.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and the company I work for, but I have always been 1000% focused on work and I want to adjust those ratios.  Plus, I have a 6 month old son now that I love to spend time with.

My big plans this year involve getting involved in the SQL community and, as of late, I have had a special interest in the PowerShell community.  I am very interested in the dbatools community project because it has so much built-in functionality that I struggled to automate in my early years as a DBA.  Chrissy LeMaire @cl has welcomed me and is allowing me to help. So here I start my journey into the blogosphere and hopefully can learn some new things along the way and enhance skills that I currently have.

SQL Goals for the year

  1. Blog about SQL at least once a month
  2. Attend local SQL User Groups in Dallas

PowerShell Goals for the Year

  1. Learn PowerShell using Pluralsight and the book Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches  (Thanks again to @cl )
  2. Contribute to the dbatools project in any way I can.  Starting with helping compare commands / functions to build a strong standard
  3. Implement more PowerShell at work

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