The roller coaster which was 2010 has come to a close. It was pretty awesome. I got married, Micky is pregnant. I changed jobs (still at TokBox though). I’m ready for 2011. I’m going to become a father, and I’m also pretty psyched about the new doors that have opened in front of me. With all of that said, here’s an overview of how successful I was in 2010 as measured by completing my resolutions.


  • Lose 25 pounds by June 1st

This didn’t happen unfortunately. I had, by August 15th, lost the weight, but between Ramadan and then not playing soccer I gained it all back and more. Fortunately, as I write this post, I’m down below 200 pounds, but getting back to 185 is going to take a dedicated effort.

  • Play a round of golf in the 80s

Skip. This was one part ridiculous, one part awesome. Awesome because I found a new sport that I love, and I’m learning to appreciate it more and more. Ridiculous because thinking I could get that good that fast is just disrespectful to the game. This year though I’m pretty sure I’ll get my handicap below maximum.

  • Increase my personal savings by one-third

I did pull this off, but almost exclusively through the stock market and my retirement accounts. It was a pretty awesome wedding and honeymoon, but it sure didn’t help with this resolution.

  • Finish the initial BFBP product

I just launched about my dive which is the first product I’ve done under the BFBP banner. Look for more in 2011!

  • Blog five times per month

Maybe didn’t pull this off every month, but I think the spirit of the resolution was achieved. In the process, I really learned a lot about WordPress, writing and communicating my thoughts. I’ll continue in this vein further this year, but I’ll tell you how in my 2011 resolutions post.

  • Visit one new country, and three new places

Fiji was the new country. The three new places were London (I’d never visited it properly before), Asheville (again, I’d never visited Asheville properly before, just driven through it) and Guerneville. I’ll keep this resolution in 2011, but it’s going to be a bit harder with the baby coming down the pipe.

  • Run a half-marathon

Epic fail on this point. This is something Micky and I were going to do together, but I feel like we both failed magically on this point. However, we did run a team marathon back in April. Micky took a bit of a break in the middle of her leg, but otherwise we had a great time, and both had very successful runs.

  • Learn to Tango

Just didn’t happen. There just wasn’t time. I’ll probably punt on this guy this year as I think soccer, golf and diving are going to be my sports of choice.

  • Support Micky in helping her stop biting her nails

I’m so close on this one that I’m going to give it to myself. Micky is much better about it than she was a year ago, and she’s really close to kicking it completely.

  • Support Micky in helping her finish her sailing qualifications

Nope, failed at this one too. Micky passed her junior navigator, but it was in a horrible weather weekend. It was the weekend that the Chilean earthquake led to a tsunami warning across the entire Pacific Rim. After that wedding planning got in the way of Micky being able to take a weekend off and do her navigator, much less her captaining course.

And so I got a 50% clip rate. It isn’t good by any stretch of the imagination, but given all of the other things that happened this year I’d say not bad either.

Onward to 2011!