(Note: this was posted in February but backdated to December).
At the end of my 2014 goal review I wrote:
“Bring on new challenges and opportunities in 2015.”
Challenging would be a word that aptly sums up my 2015. From holding none to multiple jobs, changing churches, and teaching hundreds of students, 2015 presented plenty of challenges and also plenty of opportunities.
At the start of the year I set some goals which I subsequently completely forgot about, but looking back now I achieved four out of five of them. They were:
- Get a stable job
- Work life in 2015 was anything but stable, I went for months at a time without work or pay and then at other times I was holding five contracts at a time. Despite these ups and downs I was presented with the opportunity to lecture a whole course of my own. This was a great personal development opportunity coming less than two years after completing my PhD.
- Continue learning German
- This goal ebbed and flowed, but in the later part of the year I completed around 90 days of continuous practice on Duolingo.com
- Learn python
- I completed multiple Coursera courses on python and had to crash course myself through it to work on a Baxter robot in the middle of the year.
- Go to Europe
- I went in February on a whim after finding myself out of work.
- Read 20 books
- I read 33! (Below are some of the covers as shown by goodreads.com)