2021, What a beautiful journey
Hi fellas, if you read this blog on new year's eve, happy new year! 2021 has been a great journey for all of us. I’ve learned a lot of things during this year, and now I wanted to share what I’ve been through this year.
How is my 2021 going
Looks like 2021 is my year (kinda). Before 2021 came, I started to make new resolutions and make a long-ass plan, and then execute it in 2021. I def wanted to get healthier, happier, and also smarter (LMAO).
So, In January, I was attending a Calisthenics private session, this is the time where I finally understand how to build some muscle, how to track your calories, and also learned how to keep your body in shape. I love this month, I always feel productive and fresh in the morning. This month also, I was intrigued to read some books, cuz I watched a lootttt of self-improvement videos back then, and they always recommended me to read some books. Fellexandro Ruby is my number one channel back then, I really encourage u guys to watch his videos!
In February, I started to execute my plan, I immediately build my reading habits. My first ever self-improvement book is ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ by Mark Manson. Shout-out to ma boi, Daffa Rif’at for lending me this book 😂. This book literally took me like months, because back then I was way too comfortable in my zone and never touched the book (sorry daf XD). But yeah, somehow I managed to finish the book, and man it was such a life-changer.
I also learned how to design a website interface, or maybe the cool way to say it is UI/UX. My first ever design is my school website, SMA Negeri 1 Banjarbaru. It was fun back then designing this web interface, even tho I never make the functional version (slicing it into HTML, CSS, and JS).
March, I got a message from one of my teachers, she said that I got chosen for KSN (Kompetisi Sains Nasional). I was sooo happy back then, even tho I never got the chance to attend it in my junior year of high school, at least I have the chance in my sophomore year. At first, I was selected for the Astronomy subject, but I damn knew I sucked at physics. So, I messaged my teacher again, begging to change my subject to Informatics. A long short story I finally changed to Informatics, I study so damn hard for this, knowing that the KSN-K (Kota) will be in April.
The day almost come, but suddenly I got new information that the test will be delayed to May. After that, I was so lazy to study because of the new announcement. In fact, I didn’t study again AHHAHAHA, until it was one week from the test, then I studied hard again knowing that I forgot like 50% of the subjects. The day has finally come, I and my Informatics fellow (Shandy and Bagus 😚) sit on our desk, and start answering those Pak Dengklek questions. It was so dammnn hard, but fun at the same time :D.
Ion wanna write more about the KSN experience here, maybe I will make a different blog post for it :D. But yeah long story short I passed in KSN-K and failed in KSN-P.
Let's jump to the fun part, August. In this month, I did something that I have never ever thought of before. It’s all started when one of my friend on Twitter posted a poster about some start-up (Mentoringg.id) that opens an internship program. Both I and my friend immediately joined it and then we both pass the document step. The next step is an interview. When the day comes, I was so nervous, not because I didn't prepare it, I did in fact. I was nervous because it was the first time I had an interview for a Front-end Position. The interview didn’t go very well I guess, and I know that I'm not gonna get accepted.
Days later, there is a message in my email, it says ‘Congratulations, Endra, you are now part of the Mentoringg Family!’ damn I was sooooo happy back then, and I immediately asked my friend if she pass the interview or not, and she did!!! We cannot believe it HAHAHA. Some days later we had a welcoming party for those new interns, it was so fun!
My first ever task is to build a landing page website, I and my colleagues divided the landing section into some parts, and then we started to work on the part that we chooses. I learn a lot from this internship program, from how to collaborate with Git, how to write clean codes, and how to communicate with others. Big shootout for Kak Fian and Kak Akmal!
I also might be writing a different blog post for my experience while being an intern in Mentoringg.Id!
In September, I started to change from Calisthenics into weight-lifting. I realized that if you want to get bigger muscle, u choose weight lifting, but if u want flexibility and cool tricks, choose Calisthenics. I have no struggle in food while changing from calis to weight lifting, cuz its basically the same. I do struggle in the movement, issa whole new experience to me. I mean, if u do the movement wrong, there’s a chance that u will tear ur body apart. Thanks god I have a senior that wanted to help me, it was ka Qafkha :*. I started with a 3 times a week full body exercise, it really helps me develop da muscle. The progress is so fast rather than calisthenics.
November, the month where I finally am no longer a student council member. The farewell party was fun, I enjoyed it a lot. Because it basically my last event as a student council :((( Here’s a photo of me and my partners😎
In December, I think I was too burnt out to learn something new. This is a really bad month, I tried to install Blender into my Linux, but it turns out that it won't boot after I installed Blender AHAHAHA T___T. I also ruin my sleep schedule in December, but at least there is something good happening in this month. Yep u guessed it right, FAKING SPIDERMANNNNNN
What I'm gonna do for 2022
Welp, I’ll have a lot of things going on in 2022, but my main goals are
- start sleeping for 6hr long again.
- Lift 150kg on Deadlift (100kg currently).
- Read at least 22 books - (4/22)
- Publish 12 articles on my blog -(2/12)
- Study for at least 2hrs/day
- Daily 5 mins meditation
I'm grateful for 2021, and I hope that 2022 will be greater. I’m excited about how will my 2022 goes. Good luck for yall!
#life- 17 toasts