This is a post about reflecting 2017 and plans for 2018.
I will share some stats and plans.
This is to make my 2018 plans public (refer to #4 in this Forbes article) so that I can stick to them.
A look back at 2017
Here are the three things I’ve tracked and accomplished in 2017.
I’ve lost 12.34lbs from 1/1~12/31/2017.
It was down 17lbs at one point but gained 5lbs during vacation as you can see in the graph.
The way I lost weight by lowering my calorie intake by tracking what I ate.
I read 87 books.
This is about 40 books less compared to 2016, but it is because I started reading online Korean novels (Munpia) heavily and don’t track it.
I’ve been writing somewhat consistently over the year and was able to write 1 blog per week on the average.
Monthly active user count increased from 5 to 500+.
Going forward in 2018 – Plans
Technical – Front-end
I will focus on Front-end development.
Here are a few front-end technologies to learn.
- React & React Native
- VanillaJS – Both Object-oriented and Functional.
Technical – Back-end
Another thing that intrigued me was cryptocurrency related technologies such as Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, and IOTA. I don’t have enough information on cryptocurrency but it’s one of the potential area I’d like to explore.
Technical – Contributions
Getting involved in technical meetups.
It’s time to spread good habit (weight tracking) into other areas (I forgot which book this was from).
- Technical – Tracking progresses mentioned above.
- Money – Create a Google Sheet to track every penny spent.
Shawn (@swyx) has pointed out (Teach to Learn) how teaching helps one to learn. I thought that teaching others by telling stories would be a good idea. (Wrote a story about Webpack but I plan to do more of it).
Lesson Learned and To Do
One thing I learned in 2017 was that being consistent (blog) and tracking (weight) pays off.
I will focus on tracking everything this year and constantly reflect on my progresses and enjoy the process.