2019 was what I think I'd consider my first year of true self-improvement. I learned a lot about myself, what matters to me, and ideas that have helped me live a simpler and more intentional lifestyle. This year I'm doubling down on this and holding myself accountable against some specific goals in my personal and professional environments.
- Publish 1 article about programming concepts or ideas every month
- Provide at least 2 workshop sessions for my colleagues
- Learn a new programming language (pick 1 from Kotlin, Rust, or Go)
- Launch at least 1 product with a paid offering
- Join and participate in at least 1 additional group/club at the office
- Take at least 1 professional course for programming
- Read at least 4 books, 1 every 3 months
- Listen to a wider variety of music genres and document what I enjoy
- Wear my glasses while using the computer
- Reduce time spent on Reddit, Hacker News, and Twitter
- Exercise for at least 5 minutes every morning
- Join at least 1 protest for climate change inaction
Stop using these crutch words
- basically, essentially, apparently
- actually, like, literally, just
- so (ending sentences with) and "so, yeah"
These goals may change depending on my circumstances or needs throughout the year but my aim is to use this post as a way to keep myself accountable of what I want to achieve in 2020.