2018 into 2019

December 27, 2018 - 10 min read

Time sure flies by. Here's some of the stuff that I've done this year.

I started this blog

As I said before, I'm not a good writer. I started this blog on October 4 to express some ideas, random thoughts and to improve my writing skills. Next year I plan on writing a lot more and share what I learn along the way.

I built Freelance Tips

I launched my first side project, Freelance Tips, and sold it. It was a really fun thing to do and introduced me to a lot of stuff that you don't get to do and see when you only work on one part of an application (maybe you do marketing, design, programming...) and thanks to that experience I know that in the future, I would love to be able to turn my next side projects into profitable businesses.

Freelance work

This is the second year I do freelance work as a web developer. I do it as a side gig (5 to 20 hours per week max and I don't plan on incrementing the workload) and while if you put the effort and time you can make a good career out of freelancing, I don't love it. That's why it'll stay as a side gig for me while I keep building more products.

I gained a little over 6.100€ and also moved from fixed pricing to charge per hour.

Gaming

A lot of people (myself included) have troubles controlling the amount of time they spend gaming. For me, it's been stealing time from friends, outdoor activities and keeping productive (I wanted to launch a second project this year that I've been delaying time after time).

To fix this problem in 2019, I bought a MacBook Pro 13" 2015 and an iPhone 6 Plus (both second hand) and I'll leave my desktop to my dad when I move in January so I can focus on development and some entertainment if I want to (Reddit, Youtube, and Netflix). The iPhone was just an excuse to learn Swift development and try the so well acclaimed "ecosystem".

Ink

I love tattoos, have several of them and the idea is to get most of my body covered. I started my sleeves a year ago like most people, with the shoulders, then decided this year to get both my hands instead of going down from the shoulders, weird choice but hey, to each their own.

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2019

Here's an always changing list of things I want to do in 2019