Now — 2020

Marc's goals, side-projects, and resolutions for 2020 — a new asynchronous approach to the nownownow idea.

ℹ️ If you are more into podcasts, check out the audio (and extended) version of this post in our first episode of 2020. On top of that, keep in mind this post is also the natural extension of the 2019 retrospective. Which, in itself, was the audio, TL;DR version of the last episode of 2019, where Jimmy and I put together our reviews of the closing year. And yes, that was quite a lot of resolution follow up!

This post also changes the 4-month Now schedule pattern (early, mid, late) seen in past editions, in favor of a one-off Now, published at the beginning of each year. As progress is being made, the items across resolutions will be properly updated. By the end of the year, I also plan in releasing a retrospective, similar to this one I wrote for 2019.

TL;DR: this year’s theme will be all about consolidating the “retreat” back to the very definition of early stage. All the efforts will be focused on mastering a healthy, stable, and solid routine; also sharpening my coding skills through computer science fundamentals, embracing best practices, and getting a deeper understanding of the tools and techniques that (nowadays) comprise the full stack.

Career — 💶 MYM

  • Read these coding-related books:
    • Eloquent JavaScript
    • Clean Code
    • Clean Architecture
    • Structure and interpretation of computer programs
    • The pragmatic programmer
  • Enroll and complete the CS50 — Computer Science for Web Programming — starts on the 1st of April.
  • Invest more time to side-projects:
    • finish the migration and write 25 articles.
    • Radio Lanza: find a “niche” and record 25 episodes.

Body — 🏋️‍♂️ MYF

  • Keep a more consistent training log by exercising every single day:
    • 🏃‍♂️ Run 1.500 km
    • 🚴 Bike 6.000 km — from the 1st of April until the 31st of October

Mind — 🐮 MYW

  • Double down: read 25 (non coding-related) books.

The not to-do list

Things that I’d also like to do in 2020, but won’t. They still remain potential candidates for 2021.

  • Add meditation to the daily routine.
  • Keep a more diverse training log by adding swimming to the mix.
First published on January 01, 2020