Awesome shit I did in 2015
Self-reflection is really important. Living in the moment is very useful and effective a lot of the time, but taking some to reflect, process, appreciate, make decisions, and make plans, is invaluable.
That’s my plan here. This is mostly for me, so apologies if I come accross as self-aggrandising. Just taking some time to look at the awesome shit I did in 2015. Some big, some small, all important, because of what they teach us. If I feel like sharing, I’ll put some reflective statements at the bottom.
- Started going out with my Girlfriend. I really don’t believe in the “other half” philosophy — we are definitely both whole people! But she makes everything we do together better.
- Started a new job (within the same company) doing something really interesting with great people.
- Started playing frisbee with a really great bunch of people, and getting more involved in the community.
- 135 Squat, 180 Deadlift.
- One metal gig, 2 classical concerts, 7 operas (in two countries!).
- Doing more work than before with the Young MCA — another great bunch of people.
- Played three international tournaments I’d never played before — Tom’s Tourney, St Hatrick’s Day, and Windmill.
- Developed a real love of coffee, and avocado (not together).
- Closed first ever deal at work.
- Went to India — saw monkeys, rode an elephant, went to the taj mahal, and all other cool touristy stuff. Spend some quality time with my aunt and cousin.
- Put a lot of work into productivity and how I work, so I’m now getting more done, feeling more useful, and enjoying work more all at the same time.
- Saw all three NFL games at Wembley, and Wales vs Australia at Twickenham.
- Bought a flat. Complete at the end of the month and I’m very excited.
My three main sources of these points were my memory, my photos, and my scrapbook of tickets. I have a pretty poor memory, so I’m sure I forgot some things.
On reflection, I think the highlight of 2016 was people. Working with new great people, traveling with family that I don’t see much, and playing frisbee with a range of awesome teams, old and new. I’m hoping I can spend a lot more quality time with quality people in 2016, I’m certainly going to try to.
There were also a few “starts” in there, that I am hoping to continue. Starting something new, even if just a variation on a theme, is exciting, but I am hoping that by allowing those things to mature for another year they can be better, I can be better at them, and that leaves more time to enjoy them.