New year's resolutions are a fairly popular phenomenae right about now and since I can't remember ever making any and probably even if I had done them I forgot since they weren't written down, I've decided to once for a change give you a normal blogpost. I will write down my very own new year's resolutions without cynicism, without criticising others for making them, without even calling the population at large stupid for taking this time out of the year to make ground breaking decisions instead of revising their daily lives on a daily basis. No, that will come tomorrow or the day after that. Perhaps.
So, in year 2009 I will ...
... do my best to achieve the target weight I've set for myself quite some time ago and haven't managed to achieve. Despite what you might be thinking this isn't about losing weight, I would like to put on ten more kilograms, but of muscle rather than fat. Fat is too easy.
... do everything in my power to make the next few steps to becoming filthy rich. No silly "oooh rich people be dumb because they take our money durr" from me, no, I will be rich. Rather sooner than later.
... do everything I can to make Twitulater the next best thing since sliced bread and at the very least as popular as TweetDeck. So far it's looking promising, mustn't fuck up now.
... buy a beemer because I've promised mum I'd save up for a vehicle and buy one instead of paying rent at home. But I'd also promised myself my first bought car would be a beemer. Saving up looking promising so far.
... become even more cynical and convoluted than I was so far. Why? Because I love fucking with people and there is no better way to fuck with them than not caring about most of the things you say and being completely reliant on your ability to repair any damage your words do.
... buy a cane because I've wanted one for ages.
... finish first year of uni. I have to, I must stop being so stupid about this whole thing and even though I don't believe in formal education, the rest of the world does and if I ever want to have a backup plan in case all my become-filthy-rich schemes fail I need to have some sort of formal degree.
... try my best to screw with my girlfriend and learn as much as I can about the female psyche from her.
... not push my mental experiments on the girlfriend so far as to damager her or our relationship.
That's it for now I think, have a lot of work to do next year, best get cracking right away.
I write articles with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them. Fueled by lessons learned over 20 years of building production code for side-projects, small businesses, and hyper growth startups. Both successful and not.
Subscribe below 👇
Join Swizec's Newsletter and get insightful emails 💌 on mindsets, tactics, and technical skills for your career. Real lessons from building production software. No bullshit.
"Man, love your simple writing! Yours is the only newsletter I open and only blog that I give a fuck to read & scroll till the end. And wow always take away lessons with me. Inspiring! And very relatable. 👌"
Have a burning question that you think I can answer? Hit me up on twitter and I'll do my best.
Who am I and who do I help? I'm Swizec Teller and I turn coders into engineers with "Raw and honest from the heart!" writing. No bullshit. Real insights into the career and skills of a modern software engineer.
Want to become a true senior engineer? Take ownership, have autonomy, and be a force multiplier on your team. The Senior Engineer Mindset ebook can help 👉 swizec.com/senior-mindset. These are the shifts in mindset that unlocked my career.
Curious about Serverless and the modern backend? Check out Serverless Handbook, for frontend engineers 👉 ServerlessHandbook.dev
Want to Stop copy pasting D3 examples and create data visualizations of your own? Learn how to build scalable dataviz React components your whole team can understand with React for Data Visualization
Did someone amazing share this letter with you? Wonderful! You can sign up for my weekly letters for software engineers on their path to greatness, here: swizec.com/blog
By the way, just in case no one has told you it yet today: I love and appreciate you for who you are ❤️