Another year has come and gone. It only seems like yesterday that it began, yet here we are. Stepping into not only a new year, but a new era. An era where we have finally shown just how diverse America can be. A year when a black man takes office as the president of the United States.
I can only wonder what changes lay in store for me as I slip into 2009 and another year with the military. It’s a scary thought, but whatever choices are made, whatever paths are taken, I’ve already promised my service, and should my country call me, I stand ready.
Aside from the economic and political changes our country faces, we can all be sure of one thing. Tomorrow is a new day, a time for a fresh start. And in the spirit of that fresh start, I give you my personal and professional goals of 2009.
The Izea Insiders
As many of you already know I am one of only 10 Izea Insider Crew Leaders and it’s an honor to have been chosen to be a part of this super elite “Rockstar” team.
It was an awesome year for Izea in 2008 and it promises to be even better in 2009. The best part about that thought is I’ll be there every step of the way, helping in any way I can.
My goal as an Insider is to really help open up the online community that we all seem to forget has very little existence beyond the bounds of bloggers and social media gurus. I want to bring the knowledge of the revolution that’s really going on within our walls to those on the outside who never knew they wanted in.
Izea is planning things that are going to blow your socks off in 2009 and with the possibility of IzeaFest 2009 being at SeaWorld, we are going to be in for a real treat.
Networking With The Masses
Another of my goals is to reach out and touch as many people as possible. I’ve got plans to attend a lot of the major blog conferences and expos in 2009. I’m expecting this to help push my blog through a major threshold and never look back.
In addition to the conferences, I’m looking at building a local group of bloggers to help each other grow in our online journeys and to help propel us with a force like you’ve never seen right on into 2010.
The Advancement Of My Blog
My blog, the key to completing my previous goals, is going to achieve things in 2009 of which many bloggers can only dream. I’ve already shown the speed at which this blog has grown. A display of growth only a small number of bloggers can reach so quickly.
I’m not slowing down anytime soon, so if you plan on sticking around, hold on. It’s going to be a fast ride.
A Little Personal Goal
Among all of these professional goals I’ve created for myself in 2009, lies my one personal goal. To get into shape. And I’m not talking about “round”.
When my wife was pregnant with our first child, I gained 30 lbs. And now, almost 2 years later, I haven’t lost it. So I’m beginning my exercise and healthier eating routine, and within 2 months, I plan to lose all 30 of those lbs.
It’s a goal that will make me happy, as well as my family. Its also helps that losing weight is cheaper than buying all new clothes.
For all of you that don’t know, Ted Murphy at Izea is exercising and getting healthier as well. So make sure you check out his blog, and help motivate him to keep going.
What are your goals for 2009?