Thank You, 2015January 17, 2016
The past year was interesting for me for many reasons. I’ll share some of those shortly. First, I wanted to reflect on my post from this time last lear; New Year, New Habits.
In January of last year, there were some simple life improvements that I wanted to make. Instead of being intimidated by goals, I wanted to embrace the power of forming good habits. I started with making the bed before leaving the bedroom every day, and drinking a lot more water.
I’m happy to report that I did make a habit of making the bed every day. I can’t count more than a couple of times that it was left unmade throughout the entire year. I can’t say the same for the drinking water habit, but the amount of water I drank this year did improve a lot thanks to LaCroix.
What I accomplished in 2015
- Redesigned my personal site and added a lot more work to my portfolio and started working on forming some better habits.
- Left my job as Director of Design at 8th Light, Inc., and started a new job as Product Designer at Zapier.
- Started learning C.
- Took an online d3.js course.
- Tried out different diets in attempt to eat healthier. The Abs Diet, going vegetarian, and then a combination of the two. Also started cooking more and decided that what I like most is eating less meat, and more fruits and veggies. The simple things usually taste the best to me.
- Kept up a simple exercise routine a few times a week.
- Became a volunteer at PAWS Chicago, (Kitty City). >^..^<
- Started learning how to meditate.
- Took a ballet class.
- Got a gym membership, and tried rock climbing.
- Started an Open Source project called Open Mentor with my partner, Rick. <3
What I’ll work on this year
- Learning more about personal finances. I want to write about what I learn.
- Keep my portfolio up to date.
- Keep improving eating habits, (eating mostly fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dairy).
- Learning to program. I’ve had a lot of fun learning C so far. I’d like to continue learning it while also learning more math.
- Overall health improvements.
- Release Open Mentor.
- Going to the gym regularly.
- Doing more things that I’ve either never done before or that am afraid of.
Last year came with a lot of change for me. At least a lot more than I’m used to. I’m really excited to see what happens next. So, Happy 2016! I hope it treats you well.