March 11, 2018

2017 recap, 2018 goals.

Every year I try to document out what I am trying to accomplish the next year. As one might expect I don't always get my goals, but it's nice to have a good outline. Here is my post from last year.

2017 accomplishments

  • Maintained and grew a Denver UX to 1951 members. The meetup did two events a month
  • Got a great new job
  • Gave talks on both design and development
  • Wrote 4 blog posts for and 10 blog posts for TravelSaveandBeMerry. My goal was 12 blog posts, so beat it by two
  • Volunteered at library teaching design and development.
  • was able to do 3 pull-ups and bench 135, but then stopped exercising.
  • Did several trips with only a small backpack, proving I can do some pretty minimalist travel
  • Reached a state of "blank slate". Money, time, flexibility are no longer limiting factors in my life
  • Created a bucket list
  • Savings rate greater than 65%
  • Passed the 1/2 way point to financial independence
Missed goals
  • Didn't updated blogs to the latest version of ghost
  • I set several goals that weren't really definable for success or failure

2018 Goals

  • Read 12 books
  • Write 12 blog posts
  • Get a solo chicken dinner in PUBG
  • Define who I want to be, this will be shown in something like Zen of Python
  • Be comfortable saying "I am a developer" (be able to create a CRUD app from scratch and have an example)
  • Generate $1 from a business that isn't consulting/contracting