Before we know it, the year 2016 just went by and it's 2017. I'm just going to say it have been one hell of a year!
For this blog post I'll be reflecting in the year 2016 and lay out some future plans for 2017.
Year 2016 in Retrospect
Without sounding too dramatic, 2016 got to be the roughest year I've ever faced; from the high demands to my final year in uni, trying to juggle work and study, having a new puppy and moving house.
I'm glad for the rough times and obstacles I've faced along the way, because without a doubt they made me a stronger person, and learned a lot from them. Every difficulty presents an opportunity of growth.
I'd like to express my gratitude to my girlfriend Claire for her support during this year! She has been invaluable in helping out with coming out with ideas on Nerd of Passion and her advisory role. There are also times when she snapped me into my senses when I've been brought down to my knees and couldn't stop whining.
Year 2017 Plans
I'm not really a 'new year new me' type of person. I'm not going to start declaring that I'm going to be a brand new person. I prefer sticking to constantly growing and improving by a small amount everyday, rather than doing a big one every year which we all know never really works out.
Nonetheless this is a very good opportunity to reflect and plan for the future.
I'll be continuing my studies doing my Masters of Science (Physics) part-time, and about to commence on my research project on quantum computing. I'm really excited to officially start on doing some research work!
Now that I'm doing my studies in uni part-time, the main reason for doing so is that so I can dedicate more time building up Nerd of Passion. Currently for Nerd of Passion, I will be focusing just on a few things:
Now that 2016 is officially over, may 2017 be another epic and problematic year!