Daniel S. Billing

Reflecting on My Goals for 2022

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It's already the end of the year, and it's time to reflect on my goals for 2022. Here are the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year:

  1. Release my blog
  2. Learn to read faster and type faster
  3. Create an active open-source project
  4. Create a SAAS
  5. Grow my presence online
  6. Get rid of "projects" I do not have time for
  7. Learn more about PestPHP, TALL stack, and databases

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I'm happy to report that I accomplished a few of these goals. I released my blog, which was a big milestone for me. I also feel like I grew my presence online and got rid of a few projects that were taking up too much of my time.

However, I didn't get to complete all of my goals. I started working on improving my reading and typing speed, but I didn't make as much progress as I had hoped. I also didn't get to create an active open-source project or a SAAS. And while I did some learning about PestPHP, TALL stack, and databases, I didn't delve as deeply into these topics as I had planned.

There were a few reasons why I didn't achieve all of my goals. For one, there was a lot happening in my personal life this year, including some unexpected challenges that took up a lot of my time and energy. In addition, I started a new job and was eventually promoted to Backend Lead, which required a lot of my attention and focus.

Looking back, I realize that I may have set too many goals for myself, given everything that was going on in my life. It's important to set ambitious goals, but it's also important to be realistic about what you can accomplish in a given time frame. In the future, I'll try to focus on a smaller number of goals and give myself more time to work on them.

Despite not completing all of my goals, I'm still proud of what I accomplished this year. I learned a lot and made progress in a number of areas. And I'm looking forward to setting new goals for next year and continuing to grow and improve.