It’s the last day of 2010 and it’s time to reflect on what a good year it has been. I’ve helped to organise BarCampCanberra and TEDxCanberra. I attended a number of excellent conferences (including UX Australia and TAMOz), meant lots of interesting people, and celebrated many special birthdays this year (including an 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th and 50th!). I’ve helped to judge the Australian Web Awards and the McFarlane Prize.
My love of robots have continued, with new additions to the robot family including another lawn mower robot, a robot dog from @lozz, and some very cool retro robots.
2010 definitely seem to be the year for babies in our social circle. Every time I opened facebook, it seemed like another friend was having a baby! There were also many engagements, hens nights and weddings.
Most importantly, my interest in skepticism has grown significantly over 2010. I learned about the importance of taking a critical thinking approach to all areas of my life. Attending TAMOz in November has really helped to reinforce my growing love of science and education. I’ve learned about citizen science and grassroots skepticism (take the Stop AVN cause as an example).
So what’s my new year resolutions for 2011?
- Want less
- Do good
- Keep taking a critical thinking and an evidence-based approach to life
- As 2010 has gone past in such a blur, I’m planning on taking the time to slow down so I can appreciate each moment.
- Address my vegetable phobia within the first half of 2011!
A happy new year to all of you!