I don’t normally do “goals for XXXX” type of posts. But looking back in my archive – I did one back in 2018. And the stuff that I listed as my goals – most of them I’ve achieved! So it just makes sense that I do one today (and today being the last day of 2019). Hopefully by then end of next year, I can look back and reflect.
So here are my goals for 2020:
Learn more AWS
I’ve picked up a few technologies the past year. Salesforce being one, I got better with React and Node. I also dabbled with Python a little bit, along with a couple of frameworks such as Flask and Django. This year, it has to be more AWS.
AWS is not new to me. As a matter of fact, we use AWS heavily at work. But AWS is a beast. There’s so much that I don’t know. And I see AWS getting bigger than ever.
So my goal is to learn more AWS. Maybe even move my sites to it (if cost makes sense). And I could use more formal training – we use Pluralsight at work and they have a greate AWS track. I plan to learn services such as Cognito, Lambda, API Gateways, EC2, Cloudformation etc.
This one is more a “good to have”. I am not so excited about learning just another front end framework, but Svelte JS is not “just another” framework. You see, unlike React or Vue – Svelte has a lot less boilerplate. It does not use a virtual DOM – and its more of a compiler – than a framework.
This one is obviously not a technology-based goal. But it’s probably the most important one on the list. I haven’t been the healthiest as far as my food choices. Matter of fact, I’ve been constantly gaining weight through the years.
Switching to a plant based diet is something that I’ve always wanted to do. It’s not going to be an easy task – coming from someone who’s been eating meat forever. I may not totally convert to a 100 percent plant based (at least not right away). But if I can do 4-5 days a week of no meat – that’s a big achievement for me.
Write More Posts
I’ve always written about web development, but this time around, I think I would like to talk about other things.
I don’t plan to ramble about things just to have new content. But things that I think is worth writing. I plan to have more categories such as health, food (I happen to cook) and maybe some business ideas.
So there you go. It’s not an extensive list, but rather a short and “doable” one. I also would like to do this yearly, so expect to see another one same time next year.
Good Bye 2019, you’ve been good to me. Happy New Year to all.
Hey, how about owning your own business?