December 06, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read
Let’s start this post off with a bit of honesty:
This year has been hell, emotionally, mentally, physically, and professionally.
I will be glad to see this year flame out in glorious fashion. I won’t miss it. But this post isn’t going to be a pessimistic one and instead pragmatic, looking back at the triumphs and professional letdowns of this year.
At the end, I will be laying out my professional goals for 2019. You down? Good. Let’s talk.
2018 Goal 1: Get hired as a junior developer
2018 Goal 2: Move to a nicer home
2018 Goal 3: Stop worrying about vanity metrics for the blog
2018 Goal 4: Learn…a whole bunch of stuff that was unrealistic to learn all of that in the first place
2018 Goal 5: Gain another 300 followers
2018 Goal 6: Create some interesting and useful libraries and open source them
2018 Goal 7: Dive more into CSS and WebAnimations API
Basically this year was a failure: the main thing I wanted was to get hired and I failed at that. I feel like this year the tides will turn though.
These are SMART goals in Notion but I skipped the do by in this section for brevity
Use Twitter to network with more companies
Get familiar with Typescript
Create a new egghead.io lesson monthly
reactjsby the end of April
gatsbyjsby end of June
Yeah I know but I feel like I did f all this past year it was so taxing on me. I need to ramp things up. So that’s why all this.
Let me know by hitting me up on Twitter.