2018; year in review
2018; My 38th trip around the sun. So what’s been going on?
I’ve not written in this way before, and it’s mostly for my future self, but this seems like a suitable place to put these thoughts.
I’ve been meaning to write more, and the idea behind this post is to list all the things in 2018 of note that I’d like to share. I’ll then write about some of those topics in more detail and use this post to link to them all once written.
A new job
Having shut down Every Interaction, I started my new role at Mybuilder. It was the right move, at the right time, and I’m happy on all fronts there.
Health and fitness
I’ve gradually been ramping up my efforts over the past few years, and I intend to continue on this trajectory for 2019. I’ve been tracking a lot of new things and finding new ways to motivate myself. I’d say I’m now fitter than I’ve ever been and feel great for it.
We’re both eating healthier than ever and I’m drinking less than I ever have in my adult life.
I stopped using Facebook in 2017, I stopped using Instagram in 2018, and I am much better for losing both. My mental health is better for it and I get back time I can use for more constructive things. I still use Twitter most days, but a lot less than before.
Top tech of 2018
As in most years I bought and used a lot of text and gadgets. I intend to do a wrap up of it all, but some of the highlights included:
- Not upgrading my phone for the first time in a decade
- Wirelessly charging all the things
- The new iPad pro is incredible, I want to spend a greater percentage of my working time using it
- Apple watch series 4
- Robot vacuum cleaners are the boss
- Smart home advancements and moving things over to homekit with upgrades and homebridge
- Still loving my Nintendo switch. Possibly my most loved video game device of all time
- Old keyboard hoarding
We had the garden landscaped at the end of 2017, and that left a whole bunch of tasks for me to finish off. Most notably was building or shed and fitting that out, including building a workbench from scratch. There’s still more garden work to do in 2019, but this year will be more focused inside.
Last but not least
2019 is the year of our wedding in Jamaica come November. Last year involved a lot of planning, and a visit to the resort where we want to have the wedding. This year is all about making that happen.