The hardest part of the 2012 for me so far is the amount of work that needs to be done – daily work and SQLSaturday preparations. There are 1001 things and details which must be taken care of, and there absolutely no time to relax or to treat my own plans for this year. I wanted to lay out what I wanted to do in 2012, but we are already in the middle of the February and I have not managed to find some time to think overly through what I would like to do in 2012, besides what is already established — the SQLSaturday #115.
I was actually hoping to get more time for my own technical education and to spend more time with my family, but I starting to feel that the technical progress and my own education shall be left somewhere out of my reach for the 2012. It does not mean that I won’t be learning on the daily basis, because I do, but studying in order to get the MCM will be left for the next year, as I am definitely not going to decrease my time with my family.
The hardest part in life is making a choice, the right choice. We make choices every minute of our lifes, we make choices what to eat, what to wear, what and whom to listen and we make choices on bigger things like what to do, what to learn and where to work. We have to choose wisely, as most of the times there is no going back – because life advances fast and some of the possibilities are gone, so we always have to select the most essential. The most essential in life is easy – it is who we are, it is what identifies us as people.
We are always tempted by our influences and by our own aspirations, but in the end we just have to remember who we really are … and this is really the hardest part.