This is my new spot on the web, where I can post my thoughts, opinions and ideas. I've wanted to create a blog for ages, but just didn't get round to it this year. So my Number One resolution for 2014 was to set-up a blog and just write. And I've done that already with this post, so that's great!
Work and Play
If there's one thing I've learnt in 2013, it's really really important to get the work/play balance right. I'm rather determined in my work and projects, and will obsess over tiny details until it's either finished or I'm exhausted. So, this year I want to live a healthier lifestyle.
- Sleep before midnight, and wake up early.
- Do some exercise twice a week. Cycling or Running, I don't like the gym.
- Leave the house once a day, even just for a quick walk. It's impressive how easily I can stay inside and work on projects for days on end.
- Stop drinking Coke. I think I spent this year making up for the lack of fizzy drinks I was allowed in my childhood (although I should thank my mother for saving my teeth)
- Eat better, or as I saw it put by someone else, go by a eat well but eat less concept
- Drink even more water and some green tea
I've been incredibly lucky with the opportunities I've had this year and the support my amazing friends, family and colleagues have given me. I've also worked damn hard to get to where I am. Although I need to take better care of myself, I need to keep learning, keep giving back and work some more. So, I plan to consolidate my knowledge in C# and C++ this year - get to know it really well. I also want to keep up with Project Euler, to help me getting better with algorithmic programming and improve my maths. I need to make sure I don't slip in my Uni work (revision - sigh).
To infinity... and beyond
If anything, 2013 has shown me that anything is possible. Those who are close to me know that I've struggled with anxiety over the past few years. This year, I've been able to control it almost completely. I've been to London three times, I was offered a job with the biggest bank in America (JP Morgan Chase) and have been developing apps for proprietary hardware with Razer (a dream I've had for a while). I love helping people, I really do, so I plan on working further with Eneza Education in 2014 and giving knowledge back to those who need it. I wouldn't be where I am now without my friends, my family or SharePointEduTech Ltd (my employer), so thank you, and here's to 2014.