It has been exactly 4 years since I have last posted and that was about the goals I had for 2018. Most I missed because that is the general rule of having goals setting at the beginning of the year. Mostly because I spent a lot of time on work and traveling to my work that year. I switched my job in 2018 to ZuluDesk which got Acquired in Februari 2019 by Jamf. It did reduced my traveling time a lot as the job is closer and in the same city as where I play handball.
Last two year were interesting years as we all can agree on. For me 2020 is a year to forget as I overworked myself due to experience engineers leaving. no new engineers getting added and having more time to myself as I was working from home and handball was most of the time also not allowed. It also didn’t help that at my job they weren’t helping out with reducing the workload we had and management was adding to it. Working on a product that helps out schools managing their devices means we had a busy year and suddenly with a smaller team.
By the end of 2021 I got moved to a different team and suddenly it was the other way around and didn’t had much to do. Also 2022 with still Covid was almost a year to forget. Though there was almost no beach handball season, we still had the change to participate in the Dutch Championship and won! With that, we could participate in the EHF Beach Handball Champions Cup in Italy. It was a great experience overall and even had to play one set on goal after our goalkeeper got injured. I was still able to make some great stops. In the end we played against amazing teams and was great to compete against them. In the end we ended up being 12th out of 16 teams. Which is still a great achievement though we had changes to do it better.
For this year I’m going to throw things around to focus more on myself and having goals that I want to achieve and make sure that nothing will stop me for doing that.
- Start traveling to friends again.
- Roadtrip Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bulgaria
- Becoming more healthy by exercising daily for 30 minutes and finish the year with exercising daily for an hour
- Releasing weekly new blogposts
- Contribute back to open source again with targeting WordPress but also looking for new projects that are close to my hearth