2022 In Review
It 2022, I:
Took a new position
I’m working in an industry that I have not been exposed to (Ad Tech), using a language that I haven’t written for a while (Golang), embracing some techniques and technologies I have not used in a professional context (Bazel, Tilt, Monorepo).
At the end of the school year, we got to visit Yellowstone National Park just before it got flooded out. Before that, we spent a short time back in Tampa Bay. For work, I got to visit Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Miami.
Got back into basic fitness training
Somewhere at the end of 2019 or in the beginning of 2020, I fell out of the habit of taking time to exercise. This year, I’ve started back up with a 3 day minimum of bodyweight training, focusing on Push/Pull/Squat.
My current routine, which I started in August, looks like this:
|Squat (Bulgarian Split)
|1 (50 second)
I do this Monday, Wednesday, Friday. The rule goes something like this: I have to do these exercises on these days, no matter what time I find time to do them.
Read some books
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
- Darkness At Noon by Arthur Koestler
- A Guide to the Good Life by William Irvine
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
My plan is to read a few classics a year in the hopes to get through a good chunk of Modern Library’s 100 best novels.
Listened to some books
- Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
- A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
- A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis
- The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen
- The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
- Buy Then Build by Walker Deibel
- The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
After listening to The Story last year I thought it would be appropriate to listen to some stories around Christianity, hence the focus on C. S. Lewis. Lewis is an amazing writer who should interest most people – Christian or not – who enjoy reading well-written literature.
The plan so far for 2023 is:
- Ski (I have a 4 pack for Copper)
- Read more classics (3-4 books, Ulysses by James Joyce being one of them)
- Learn about Complexity and Neuroscience
- Tavel somewhere new in the U.S. (There is a lot of middle America I have not seen)
- Upgrade my very neglected woodworking shop (I need a better bench that is portable and more useful)
- Learn more about buying businesses (I have no plan to buy one yet, nor have I focused on developing a fund to do so)
- Get a baseline deep health checkup in the beginning of the year (I plan on doing this each year here on out)
- Write more (music & words)
- Continue the exercise streak, adding running (5k) on the opposite days