2017 has been a great year. A lot good has happened and definitely, this year is certainly start to many things and also end to some beautiful things too. This post is just a run down through all my ups-downs in this year and kind of like a report card.
The main difference between this year and any other previous years was that this year I had a resolution i.e create a digital presence. The medium I have chosen was Youtube (and Blogs). I still remember the enthusiasm with which I have created the first video. I’m happy with my progress till now. I have around 100 subscribers and 24 videos. I’m happy because I’ve produced videos only in 7months. If you are like what about the other 5months? Ans. There had been few awesome trips (work/personal) and a lot of procrastination.
I’ve released my first video on Jan 8, 2017. Since then as I already mentioned I have produced 24videos. I have learned a lot in the course. Honestly, The path was not pleasant. Many times my PC crashed, recorded videos in scorching 40c deg summer heat (as fan sound is disturbing), multiple double works. nevertheless, I consider all these as learning.
Meanwhile, I was doing my internship at Accolite Inc. and also my UG final semester. I finished my internship as well as the UG final semester almost about the same time. First, The UG is very dear to me. 4years in the same college forced me (just kidding.) to be friends with 6 amazing people. And apparently the long conversations and silly jokes in college cafeteria came to an end. I embrace that fact and shall cherish those moments for life.
I couldn’t spend much time in college in my final semester as I was doing my internship. The internship was a great start to my professional career. Accolite is a great place to work and some of the amazing and interesting people work there. Luckily, I got
good opportunities to develop a product and in fact, I developed a whole new feature for it. And at that point of time that was big deal for me and matter of pride. To the end of the internship, I was moved to another project which introduced me to Angularjs and web development. I always wanted to be full stack web developer. Matter of fact, by then I was learning Angular2 on my own. 30th June was the last day of the internship.
By this time I got my results for my UG. I’ve graduated with flying colours and secured 80% (personally, a huge achievement for me).
3rd July was my first day of full-time professional career. But this time en-route Delhi because it was the time for AU (Accolite University). AU is an intensive workshop style training program for AUers. There are a plethora of memories but I want to mention few highlights. Every AUer is put into groups and given projects. Fortunately or unfortunately we got one of the biggest problem statement. TL’DR we have successfully completed the project and stand top 2 on the leaderboard. This was a great experience for me I learnt a lot about myself and people around me. I understood my strengths and weaknesses. Besides the work, there has lot happened personally also. Met lot of great and fun loving people. Travelled to Agra and Lansdowne, 2 great places. Certainly, ended AU with a bang! That was the first time I stayed so long away from home. but when I was leaving Delhi it was equally hard to leave as much I wanted to go home.
After AU I’m officially a working professional (wow! sounds very mature). But funnily I had no work just after the AU (at least it left like that after so much intense work). I read a lot of books at this time. Even if I want to I cannot remember what productive things I have done in those days but I do not regret as I learnt a lot about people and how to deal with them(better way).
I went to Kerala with family in November. Kerala is a true “God’s Own Place”. Such mesmerising beauty of nature definitely baffles everyone. Then another vacation to Mumbai with my college buddies. Mumbai is a great place and this was the first time ever I went on a trip without adult supervision. There is a lot I need to learn to become more mature. There are few(just a few!) things I’m certainly not good at, Need to work on them next year.
So, Where we are in the timeline of my journey? Ans. December.
In December, I was mentally laying out plans for next year. I’m sure things will not turn out the way we have imagined. But I believe we can exercise our brain to imagine better every time. As I initially mentioned 2017 is start to many good things. I plan to end them really well the next year and keep making better quality videos and gain more expertise.
So, 2017 is ending! I’m sure I might have missed many details here. But on whole, I have covered as many highlights of the year as possible.
My new year resolutions,
1. Read more books (read 8 books in total in 2017)
2. Stick to one technology and gain expertise.
3. Grow as a better human being.
4. Obviously, produce better quality videos and have >1000 subscribers by 2018 end.