Here are some predictions for 2011, and a few thoughts on 2010.
I will lose ten pounds to reach my target weight of 165 lbs (which is what I was at back when I graduated high school).
I will achieve some much-needed professional development and move upwards, not laterally, in the coming months.
I will improve my endurance and run some 10K races this summer, hopefully breaking the 55-minute barrier.
The Vancouver Canucks - currently the best team in the NHL - will be Stanley Cup finalists for the first time since 1994. We will probably lose in heart-breaking fashion to the Pittsburgh Penguins because Sidney Crosby always finds a way to win. This will be a time where my sincere admiration for Crosby will (temporarily) turn to unvarnished hatred.
I will attend next December's blogger gathering in Las Vegas.
I will put more time and effort into crushing some local private NL/PLO cash games that I've recently discovered. I will likely play more online poker in 2011 than I did in 2010, sticking to lower stakes mixed games and PLO8 cash games and a few bloggaments. Bring on the next BBT, Al!
I will blog more (but it's likely poker won't be a regular topic unless the American online poker industry blows up in dramatic fashion).
Looking back on 2010, I have a lot to be thankful for. I significantly improved my fitness, I saw the most famous international goal in Canadian hockey in my lifetime from 40 feet away (my DOB is post-Summit Series), and most importantly of all, my close family is all in good health and grew by one with the birth of my nephew Oliver, who recently turned one on December 30th.