Your 2020 reflections and 2021 goals?

Vincent's personal reflections from 2020 into 2021

Hey y’all!

Happy new year! I hope you had a fun holiday break! What better way to start off this year than to reflect on what you did the previous year?

That’s exactly what I did! Here are my 2020 reflections and some of my 2021 goals. I think it’s important to look back and see how far you’ve come! Maybe it’ll inspire you to write one too!

2020 into 2021

This past year has been weird for me. I don’t think anyone would’ve predicted 2020 to be a global pandemic year. I certainly didn’t. I never expected entire downtown districts to be shut down. Or the loss of our previous ways of life. I myself had gotten Covid, and I’ve never felt worse in my life before. I was lucky in that none of my immediate family had been affected by Covid, but others didn’t fare so well.

That being said, 2020 was still the beginning of many things for me. It was my first time settling into a new city in a long time. I never imagined how much work goes into furnishing an apartment. And how much effort it takes to make new friends, especially when your turning 30 in a few months and a global pandemic makes things planning things difficult. Or how to stay in shape when gyms are closed. But nevertheless, you can still accomplish anything you set your mind to, so long as you adapt.

Also, I adopted my first cat companion too! And I started a coding podcast too! I recently got laid off from my previous company due to Covid and budget cuts. But I’ve been really lucky to find a really awesome new gig!

Fitness 101 for Developers

The start of every new year is a great time to make goals for what you want to accomplish in 2021. Fitness is one that I have on my list, and I imagine many others. On our new coding podcast, CodeChefs, we recently air’d an episode about everything you might want to know when starting a fitness routine. How nutrition works, how to plan out meals, and what type of workout plans exist out there. I myself went through a phase this past year where I lost 35 lbs in 6 months!

Thanks for tuning into my newsletter! And happy new year to y’all!