2016 review and what's next

I almost always set goals for the year. In 2016 I had a bunch of goals and I think it’s fair to say I achieved about 50% of them, which has me beaming! I came to the comforting conclusion about two years ago that I’m in a marathon and my prophetic powers being what they’re (non-existant), estimating time is tough but I sure as hell have an idea about my direction. With that out of the way, here’s how my 2016 turned out to be:

Watching Mark Zuckerberg’s Jarvis project, it occurred to me that I should surely set some big, audacious goals. Whilst in the U.K at SheepCon, we took time to aim for some moonshots. It was at that point I realized I might have been playing it safe for a while. Sharing goals helps a lot when it comes to knowing your own scale and how far you can/should aim. As a result I came away itching for the year to end and put some new goals down.

In 2017, I’ve decided to focus on the following:

  1. I’m going to write 1 blog post every week of 2017! This is a challenge i’m taking with Zinyando
  2. Contribute 300 commits to open source software
  3. Read 2 books every month
  4. Become a strong Javascript React & Node developer
  5. Master PHP, and C# to become a strong fullstack dev
  6. I’m going to start going to the gym and working out at least twice every week
  7. I’ve a REALLY huge goal to transition from software programmer to engineer My approach to this is to take online courses (MOOCS) from top universities on computer science and software engineering to fill gaps in my self-taught programming knowledge.
  8. Financially, in 2017 I’m looking to grow my gross income by a factor of 3.5
  9. Relationship goal is to become a bit more stable and land a partner who shares and agrees with core beliefs
  10. I want to increase passive income and revenue from hobbies and side projects to $400 per month.

I’ll be updating this blog with progress and what i’ll be working on through the year.

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