This is the fourth iteration of my year in review. It's a little bit short since I didn't feel like writing the article at the end of the year.
As per usual, there will be 4 main sections: Career, Health, Personal and Goals. The usual disclaimer that this is mostly for my future reference and there will be boring stuff ahead applies.
The year started off on a bad note:
DecisionTree, the company was working for in the previous year, ended abruptly. I got an invitation to work at another company which eventually turned out to be a nightmare. Lies, unpaid invoices, the whole nine yards.
I spent some time doing freelancing, when later in the year a good friend of mine challenged me to help him and his team complete an MVP for what would become OpenNode - the startup I had the pleasure to help grow from the ground up.
Together with the rest of the team, we've been navigating through ups and downs and we managed to secure a seed round lead by Tim Draper.
The surgery I got last year fixed all the issues I had been having, so there are no other health issues to report.
I've finally got back on a semi-active life, going to the gym regularly thanks to the amazing coworking place I'm working from now - JAVACowork. Their downstairs gym is a godsend.
Goals for 2018
First, let's go over my goals for 2018:
I've done some travelling and visited Greece and Spain (Marbella and Salamanca). I'll say this was a W in my book.
I've gotten back to my fitness routine, so that's another check.
I haven't invested in my investment account as heavily as I should have, but I found and fell in love with bitcoin, so I have started to invest in that also. I've accumulated some BTC, let's see where that is at in 5 to 10 years from now.
I've also launched a product - Lightning Spin - which grew beyond my wildest dreams. It has had thousands of users and it's been a blast running that site. I've also launched Bitcoin Sticker Pack.
Obviously the highlight is being part of OpenNode, where I had the opportunity to launch the MVP and then our brand new v2 design.
My goals for 2019 are to:
- Keep travelling!
- Accumulate wealth, be it in ETFs, bitcoin and in my savings account.
- Launch more products
- Keep the gym routine
- Help OpenNode grow by 10x
See you next year!