The Declaration Of My Independence
So here I am, about 9543 miles away from home, in the trendy neighbourhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn (yeah, thats how BRKLYN is actually spelt) finally writing my first Medium post. I had meant to initially write down my thoughts on completing my first internship at BonAppetour, but that didn't happen even after interning in three different startups.
So what am I writing on this time then, you may ask. This is my declaration to keep me accountable for the goals I set for myself in this one year that I'll be in the city that never sleeps. For the countless New York minutes I will spend outside of work and school. And for the amount of sacrifices my girlfriend, family and of course myself, had to make just so that I could be here on this journey. Now, I am a responsible for my own learning as opposed to a structured curriculum in school.
So, these are my specific goals for this NOC experience:
- Be proficient in SQL
- Be comfortable in writing React-based code
- Be comfortable in Swift and iOS development
- Get my first prototype out that I would eventually pitch to investors
- Learn basic conversational Spanish (to be explained why in possibly a future post)
"Dude, what has that got to do with me?"
You are probably asking yourself that question at this point in the article. I would like to think that most of my readers (if I do even get any) don't know me personally enough, so all I ask is that you comment on my post to check up on my progress. That way you are helping or nudging me to get my sh#t together. And if I had been distracted, that would serve as a whip to get me to focus on my goals. I have until 6 August 2018 to complete those 5 bullet points. So thank you for helping me.