Another year has gone by and what a year it’s been! Hell of the rollercoaster 🎢 ride for most of us, right? As every December, I like to pause for a minute, create a list of things that were awesome that year, and also some resolutions for the year ahead. It’s really cool to look back in the past and see how we, and everything around has changed, so let’s look into my last year’s resolutions:
Going into resolutions for 2020, I would like to:
attend another hackathon or two,
still ace at uni and learn new things (maybe another programming language?),
read at least a book a month,
travel a little and
keep on posting here about my dev journey
For obvious reasons I only managed to travel a tiny bit in January and unfortunately didn’t attend any more hackathons, but overall I think I did quite all right! 😀 If you’d like to read my full 2019 summary, you can do so HERE.
Of course a lot of not-so-good things happened this year too. Both me and my husband being furloughed during the first lockdown, having family member diagnosed with life threatening condition, my sister’s wedding postponed and not able to see my family are just a few of them. However, I always try to find a bright side and focus on the good rather than bad.
What are my resolutions for 2021?
keep acing at Uni
read at least 1 book a month
save money (#housedeposit)
keep posting here
get a pay-rise
go to Poland to see my family
not get infected with Covid-19 😷🦠🙅♀️
do some photoshoots
How was your 2019?
Tell me about your wins and achievements this year, and resolutions for the next one!
With all grades released, that’s the end of my first year of Uni. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions, but I’m still positive
it was the best decision I could have ever made.
Time for a little summary…
Ever since I got those unconditional offers (or maybe even before that), I worried. I like to know what’s about to happen, and I do very much like to plan things out. As most freshers, I had so many questions on how is my life gonna look like now. Of course being 26, with a child and a job, finances and logistics where my main concern.
September came and I realised that most of my fears were…unnecessary. I’ve blended nicely with the rest of the students(which by the way are amazing and I feel like we support each others whenever possible) H. goes to the nursery 15hrs a week while I’m on campus and my workplace is really flexible with my shifts.
Don’t get me wrong, to be on top with everything was HARD and tiring. There is no doubt about that. But it was very rewarding in the same time. And to finally be able to progress and learn and be given chances in a field you’re passionate about- priceless.
Finally, I’m ending my first uni year with average grades at 79.6%, which I think it’s pretty dang good.
Truth is, after a while you don’t remember those long nights spent reading books and writing essays or reports.
Few words for myself (and other students maybe) for the next year? Keep pushing, don’t give up, believe in yourself. And worry a bit less. It will be all right.
Lockdown slowly eases, so I thought I will reflect on those last, really weird 3,5 months.
As everyone remembers, on March 23rd almost everything closed down and it seemed like the world is coming to an end. It has been a very stressful time for a lot of people, including myself. Workplaces shut, shelves in the grocery stores emptied, and all you could hear in tv was the constant news about more people dying from Covid-19… it was a lot to take in. I was worried whether or not we have enough food, money to pay bills, and what would happen with my daughter in the extreme case when both I and my husband catch the virus and end up in the hospital (as we have no relatives living in the UK who could take care of her).
Thankfully, I still had to complete assignments and exams to finish my uni year, and it has helped me deal with scary thoughts at the beginning of lockdown. They gave me some sort of purpose and kept most worries at bay.
Looking back now, this urge to keep myself busy at all times had a really positive impact on my productivity. I have achieved and learned so much during this weird period of time. I hope this list will remind me that I am still going forward, and in the moment of doubt, I can look back and shut that imposter syndrome up.
I have finished 3 uni assignments and 1 exam
Took part in women in tech event, and could listen to Pauline talk about blogging (watch it here!)
Completed communication and interpersonal skills at work course….
and probably the most important one:
Got an intern position which I start tomorrow!
I know that everyone’s situation is different, and people deal with emotions in their own way. The intention of this post is not to brag about my accomplishments, but simply to show my way of dealing with extraordinary times we’ve got to live in. What helped me may not necessarily help you.
This blog’s main purpose is to keep track of my dev journey so I thought appropriate to document it.
The year of 2019 is coming to an end so it’s time for a little recap!
Every December I am making two lists, a list of what I did good this year, and a resolutions for a next year. Thanks to being way to organised, I was able to look back on my last years lists, and can happily say that I managed to fulfil most of my resolutions for 2019. Yay for me!
The biggest highlight of this year though, was being accepted to university and literally thriving in the first semester!
Other great things that happened in 2019:
I attended my first hackathon
said “yes” to new opportunities ( it’s a big one for an introvert like me :D)
Junior Front end developer and (Bsc) Digital Design and Web Development student on Solent University. Originally from Poland but living in UK since 2013.
Multi-tasker and a busy bee. Photography lover with a need to create pieces that are both beautiful and useful.
This website is all about growth. Hop on, because it’s the journey that matters!
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