Looking back at this year I think 2019 has been the most mentally exhausting year so far, both personally and professionally, starting when things took a sharp turn the first months of the year following with hard-to-keep-up months, eventually (thankfully) everything stabilized. This year messed up my mental health a tiny bit for sure, but it also helped me realize the real important things I have in life and appreciate them even more. Thinking positively I see all this as a way for encouraging me to achieve greater things.
Considering 2019 is almost over, did I accomplish what I planned beginning of the year?
Continue what I started 4 years ago!
I did make some progress for sure, this is an ongoing goal so in practice I don’t think that I will ever complete it. I keep trusting the process.
Complete nit by the end of February
nitwas released in April and it is considered a production/stable release, however after making this release official on reddit I realized I still have some work to do, basically to add support for the standard code organization that everybody implicitly seems to follow.
Read more than 20 books
I’m certain this was accomplished but I totally forgot to update the books list with the titles I completed. One thing for sure I added this year to my how-to-learn-new-things repertoire was consuming online video courses, I don’t have a exact number I think I completed more than 20 video courses, both including live training and offline ones.
Attend GothamGo 2019 and Gophercon 2019
I had lots of fun attending Gophercon 2018 and I was really looking forward to visiting San Diego but sadly I wasn’t able to do it. Similar situation with Gotham Go, I attended last year but then I couldn’t. I will try again next year for sure!
Start a new open Source project
swagger-lintwhich is an Opinionated Swagger 2.0 spec linter, this is basically to normalize the way models are defined, it is still a work in progress I should be releasing it some time soon.
What are my plans in 2020?
- Continue what I started 4 years ago!,
- Consume at least 300 technical resources,
- Continue working on Open Source: start a new one project, complete
2020: I made a choice, committed to it and I trusted the process.