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2015: Shipped

I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since I wrote the last Shipped post. The year started a bit rough for me, but I think I am still really blessed and lucky with everything I have in my life. The big highlights for this year were:

  • Buying a house
  • Changing jobs (and my primary tech stack from .Net to NodeJS). I joined a startup fulltime, and it’s been a great learning experience so far.
  • Shipped SqlSmash 2.0
  • Started meditation, though I have had a few months where I was very irregular with it.
  • Visited my family in India for a month and succeeded in giving them my complete attention while I was there. I have been much more mindful and present this year, and I think meditation has helped with this goal a lot.
  • Exercising regularly. I even joined a crossfit gym for a month, but in the end decided that it was way too intense for me.

There are some things that I started working on, but did not make enough progress.

  • I started journaling using the 5 minute journal, but just stopped doing it along the way. I need to revisit this and see if I can retry this in another format.
  • Author a Pluralsight course. I cleared the audition process, but have failed to come up with a good course idea and record it.

For next year, I need to try and

  • Figure out the future for SqlSmash.
  • Explore other passive income avenues.
  • Improve my Javascript chops
  • Author a Pluralsight course.
  • Live each day more intentionally rather than be reactive to the situations around me.

I am still thinking through my goals for next year, and suppose it’ll be a continouously evolving list. I hope you had a wonderful 2015, and have a great 2016.