Annual Retrospective

A 3-post collection

2017 Retrospective

I look back a lot more than what I suspect people realise. Not in a reminiscent way, but rather because I find it helps me put things in perspective. A lot of people like to set personal goals or objectives so that there's something specific they're setting out to achieve but for me personally, I just want to see progress. I want to be able to do these retrospectives - not just on Jan 1 but every day - and say to myself "yeah, I'm happy with how far I've moved ahead". And believe me when I say that not a day goes by where I don't reflect on the last few years and think "yeah, this...

2016 retrospective

I never used to do these "year in review" style things, but 2015 was a really foundational year for me in many ways so I wrote a 2015 retrospective. Thinking about it over the last few weeks as we approached the end of 2016, a bunch of stuff really stuck out in my mind and I think it's healthy to look back at what you've done and take a moment to reflect. Here are the things that were highlights for me: I launched a new blog One of the best things I did in 2016 was to re-launch my blog on a brand-new platform with a new theme and wrap Cloudflare around it all. 8 months on, I'm...

2015 retrospective

I don’t normally do the year in review thing, but then I don’t normally have a year like this either. Whilst it may not seem like it to the casual observer, life changed in so many significant ways in 2015, more so than any time in probably the last 15. The other day I was having a spin back through my tweets with media and I realised just how nuts things had been, so I thought I might capture a bunch of them here as they really tell the story. This is as much for me to reflect on the year as it is for other people to see what I’ve been up to;...