This year has been quite the rollercoaster for me. While I would like to write about how spending last Christmas in hospital gave me that ultimate life-wisdom epiphanies - it didn't. However, it did offer a new perspective, one of which was to stop waiting for things to finally happen. So, I took some action.
- I now sleep more (just do it).
- Started walking intentionally.
- Resumed blogging after more than 20 years (thanks to BearBlog).
- I've taken up journaling.
- Stopped having endless Netflix running in the background and dedicated more time to reading before sleep (this simple change helped me reach 40 books read this year).
What did not go so well:
- The company I've helped to build for a long time went under. I won't list this under failures, as some issues had been prolonged for longer than was healthy.
- Still recovering from what I consider to be burnout.
- Despite my efforts, I'm still not strong in reflecting on things and conducting retrospectives.
And what was an utter failure:
- Failed to create any tangible asset on the side (not a service, product, or website). I played with many ideas but lacked the motivation to follow through.
- Don't know what I really want (strong enough to act on it).