2017 Retrospective and 2018 Resolutions

Published January 1st, 2018

2017 was a turbulent year for many and while politically I was highly upset with what was going on, personally I thrived in 2017. I tend not to brag about my accomplishments. I think that while important for me they don't necessarily mean anything to other people beyond people close to me saying they're happy for me. That being said I wanted to document them for posterity and letting me look back on them in the years to come as well as set up some goals for this year and being able to look at them when this year comes to a close.

2017 Accomplishments

I probably forgot many things for this list but ultimately these things stood out to me as big accomplishments this year. I grew a lot as a software engineer in many ways and I took steps to grow myself outside of my comfort zone with English. I always regretted not doing well with foreign languages (I took Italian) in school, more so with my failures learning Latin, a required course at Boston Latin School. Surprise. Learning Japanese has been a great experience so far and difficult making it easy to say if I do well here I think I have improved compared to my high school self.

It's been a really good year and looking at this list now I feel like 2017 wasn't as bad as I thought it was. I'm financially, socially, and work wise stable and I have nothing pressing to really say my life is going wrong. It's not been like this for quite some time and it's really nice to say that.

2018 Resolutions

I have some goals I want to hit this year but I wouldn't consider myself a failure if I don't hit them. They're more like guidelines and areas I want to improve in my life.

I think this covers a lot of what I want to do in preparation for where and who I want to be. I'm a little more optimistic about this year and I hope that a year from now writing next years post I'll have maintained that view point.

Here's to another orbit around the sun and building out a new future!