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:
- 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!
Each month of the year also had a number of highlights:
January – I went to the Asian Cup and saw North Korea play Uzbekistan. I had fun at both Symphony and Opera in the Domain, and discovered the music of Thelma Plum during her performance at The Rocks on a very wet Australia Day.
February – I rocked out at Needtobreathe’s Sydney show and took a holiday to Germany.
April – I spent a day in Melbourne, three days in Singapore and attended the ANZAC Day dawn service marking 100 years since the Gallipoi Landings.
May – I wore a blue wig to the State of Origin and checked out Vivid Sydney.
July – I went on a road trip to the Central Coast
August – I attended the Sydney Motorsport Park round of the V8 Supercars.
September – I had a water fight with friends in the Blue Mountains.
October – I went on an adventure to the South Coast
November – I went to Sculpture by the Sea, was best man at a friend’s wedding in Bali and had an early Christmas in NZ.
December – I attended the final round of the V8 Supercars and had a hotlap in one of the Mercedes Benz, watched the Sydney leg of the Extreme Sailing Competition, went to the Big Bash Cricket and walked around Henry Head and Cape Banks.