2019 was an incredible year for me both personally and professionally. I gained a lot of clarity around my life's priorities.
I read just enough books to complete the Goodreads 2019 challenge. Following were the books that I read.
I made 780 contributions to GitHub. Developed and Open sourced two utility scripts - goodreads-parser, pin-tweet. Moved all of my scripts and configurations to GitHub. I have done a Github 365 this year.
Managing two domains, code.sridhar.co and blog.sridhar.co seemed a bit too much of an effort. So, I consolidated all my works under sridhar.co
I launched recommendedreads.in,
a site that helps to choose the most recommended books for book lovers. This
site was built using newly acquired
Python skills. Also, Django was an
incredible fit for a site which required heavy
admin features for the data management. For this year, I learnt
My Stack Overflow
reputation grew from
31% fetching me a
node.js silver badge.
My mobile is still minimal. I'm using Screen Time to manage the internet access and time I spent on my mobile. On an average, my mobile usage is about 43 mins/day.
Based on the learning that I got, I consciously started working on creating my own financial plans to meet my needs. Got a term insurance that covers 5 times of my annual salary. I think I'll continue to improve on this throughout 2020.
When this year started, I was 74kg, now I'm at 78. This is one of the action item for me to work on 2020.
What they say about having a kid is true. Your day slows down. You start to think in ways that were unknown to you up until then. You have to constantly reprioritize all your work to get anything done. You have to learn to plan your work to be done in a discrete fashion. This is what I and Lakshmi mostly were doing all this year. Keeping dhruvan as our only priority and having everything else around him. Putting our conveniences away, just to be available to him all the time.
We created memories in as many things as we could. Happiness to us, at this phase of our life, was to watch dhruvan turn 1. Everything else can wait.
In a true sense, Life becomes more meaningful once You become a parent.
I have set myself 5 goals for 2020 based on my priorities
2019 was unique in its own way. Hope 2020 will be great for all of us.