From 2020 to 2021

Published on January 18, 2021

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Hi everyone. In this article, i will evaluate 2020 and i will talk about my 2021 goals. First of all 2020 started really good because it was first new year celebration with my wife in our home.

Starting of 2020 year i was applying the jobs in Germany and Netherlands. Also i was entering some interviews. I got message from a company on LinkedIn. They were saying they have open Frontend Developer position and they were asking me about do i want to enter interviews. Then i made some research about the company it seems nice and then i replied yes i can because also i was applying jobs in Germany also.

After the steps of interview i got offer and accepted. So we decided with my wife to move Hamburg. Then we got visa and made all operations. I started working remotely and we have lived some problems with company. In 5th day they were pushing me for overtime, so i decided not start with that company. We decided go Germany and look for the jobs. Then country restrictions came and we couldn't go to Germany.

I left from current company i had to find job quickly. My friend reffered me for Intertech company and i started quickly. Yes, it was hard time for me and my wife. Also pandemic was so hard, we were in home all the times because of quarantine.

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After that, 2020 was not actually a very active year. We were at home almost all year. However, when we were at home, it was very useful for me in terms of software development. In this process, I developed very good open source projects such as Reposlib and FindPeer and developed myself in the frontend field. I also published 7 blog posts.

At the same time, my wife started working at Trendyol in 2020 and it was a very good progress for us.

When we came to end of 2020, I signed up with OSF Digital for the Frontend Developer position and I am starting as of January 18, 2021. However, I switched from working as a Full-Stack for 4 years to Frontend, which is the field I want.

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As for my 2021 goals,

  • First of all, getting used to the new company and doing good work
  • Completing my master's thesis
  • Reading habit and reading at least 10 books
  • To complete my military service without any problems
  • I started dieting in December 2020 and I lost 6 kg, I want to lose another 9 kg.
  • Write at least 10 blog posts which learned topics

For now, my goals are like this. I hope I achieve these goals. Yes 2020 was very bad for all of us, I hope 2021 will be a year of healthy and happy life.