The past 2 years have been incredible, where 2015 was the most defining year of my life, 2016 has been the most achieving year of my life so far. I have made incredible strides toward my life goals and couldnโ€™t be happier with how the year ended out. Though Iโ€™m not a fan of New Year Resolutions, I love self-reflecting over the past year and everything that I have achieved.

Aarhus, DK ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Representing Major League Hacking in style during Code in the Dark @ AUHack.

Amsterdam & Eindhoven, NL ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Train from Eindhoven to Amsterdam via Utrecht with @syeefk.

Hackcon EU and a couple of days exploring Amsterdam inc. their Escape Room and the Van Gogh Museum.

Bali & Gili Islands, ID ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

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Exploring the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple in Bali.

Gili Trawangan in the Gili Islands. Highly recommend visiting!

First hike (on Mount Batur) since my surgery. Just caught the sunrise and caught this timeless photo!

Edinburgh & Glasgow, GB ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

London, GB ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Tim and I got an office for us to work out of.

Tim and I finally did Tower of London after like 8 months. Even though itโ€™s right by our office.

I tried Movember this year.

Barcelona, ES ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

One of my favourite events, HackUPC. Always enjoy coming to events and Barcelona is a wonderful city.

Helsinki, FI ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Swimming into a heated pool when itโ€™s -15C outside. What an experience.

My first inter-European flight with in-flight Wi-Fi. Weโ€™re nearly there.

Ljubljana, SI ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Marrakesh, MA ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Miami, FL ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Orlando, FL ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

New York, NY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Running in Central Park at 6am. Something that was on my list and I can tick it off.

Meeting up with European hackers in New York.

Riga, LV ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป

Tallinn, EE ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช

2016

The above arenโ€™t all my pictures, just the ones I think paint the most words. Though 2016 hasnโ€™t been the best year for the world, itโ€™s been an incredible year for me. And though the influence most of us have with global matters is very little, we definitely have a lot more influence over our own goals and what actions we can take to reach them.

Just as a summary, here are the key things I accomplished:

  • Travelled through 20 cities in 11 countries via 23 airports
  • Made my first visit to Asia (Indonesia)
  • Made a successful recovery from my ACL Reconstruction Surgery in October 2015
  • Went to the gym at least 2 times every week all year
  • Grew my beard for 6 weeks for the first time
  • Registered with a GP in London ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Made 1,367 contributions on GitHub (public and private repositories)
  • Spoke at two universities outside of work: UCL and Warwick

Here is to 2017 and to further personal development. Iโ€™d love to hear from more of you about what your goals are and what youโ€™re doing to achieve them - feel free to reach out!