December 15, 2020
Given the state of the world in 2020, I’m grateful to have had the opportunity and capacity to work toward my goals. Here’s a reflection of some of the things I did this year and some things I want to do next year.
I started blogging in late 2019 as a way to document and share learnings from my journey into software engineering. In early 2020, I then dabbled in writing a few code tutorials and discovered I really enjoy writing technical blogs.
Here I am now, with quite a few blogs under my belt this year:
My primary goal in 2020 was to learn how to code and land my first software engineering role. To accomplish this, I set Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). I used my OKRs as a systematic and metric driven way to create an iterative learning plan for myself.
The goal of making my learning plan public was to pay it forward and share my journey with anyone who might be thinking about going down a similar path. To my surprise, I’ve gotten about 300 stars on the GitHub repo. I also received dozens of emails from people who have told me they found the guide useful and adapted it for themselves.
As part of my OKRs, I invested a lot of time in:
In August 2019, I left my job to learn how to code and become a software engineer. In August 2020, I landed my first software engineering role. I am currently a software engineer at FreeWill. I’m happy to be doing something I like while also working at a company with a mission I believe in.
I baked countless loaves of sourdough bread and went through at least two 50 pound bags of flour. That's 100+ pounds of flour!
Of course, I painted bread!
Bread with Pearl Earring
2020 Quarantine Sourdough Phase
Here are a few things I want to learn more and write about:
I accomplished my 2020 goal:
I’m looking forward to writing more about the things I learn. Thank you for reading my blogs and coming along this journey with me.
Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday!