2018 have come and gone. Looking back, it was the most interesting year of my life.
I’ve lived in 4 countries and fulfilled my dream of going to the other side of the world. I have become a full-time crypto writer for Cryptonews.com. I began genuinely disliking my studies and university (not everything, just some aspects of it). I was involved in numerous cool projects led by smart and driven people. And most importantly, I have shared countless heartwarming moments with my favorite catperson.
Whereas, 2018 has also shown me some of the worst parts in me and taught many costly lessons.. My greed has blinded me for the 2018 crypto bear market. I’ve brought to life some bad habits I’ve buried before, and now have to fight them again. I’ve learned not to trust disingenuous people and never drop your guard, too. Some people will always try to make use of you, trample you, and will go to great lengths to push their agenda if you let them. You got to stand your ground, and keep your guard up. Be cautious, because trouble always comes when you least expect it.
Also, 2018 was the most surprising year in the book reading department. Although I had no reading goals set for 2018, I’ve rediscovered the love for books and read 33 of them. The most impactful ones were Originals by Adam Grant, Antifragile by Nicholas Nassim Taleb, Deep Work by Cal Newport, 12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson, and The Leadership gap by Lolly Daskal. Besides, the Goodreads App has become my favorite app, and for all the right reasons.
Speaking of apps, I’ve started to cut off the social networks that do not benefit me in any way. Thus, you won’t see me on Facebook or Instagram anymore. In my view, they’ve become an endless stream of spam, ads, pretentiousness, and sponsored content. Lately, I’m enjoying Twitter, and sometimes, LinkedIn, as they bring at least some value in my life.
Last but not least, I’m super grateful for all the people I met in 2018. The moments we shared are printed in time now, and I’m glad we were together to make it all happen.
All in all, 2018 was a decent year and a solid foundation for the future. Here’s how it looks if you took a second of it daily.
Now, let’s see what 2019 brings!