Since the turn of the year, I had some time to reflect on the last 12 months and how 2019 can be even better. It is an excellent time of the year to look ahead to the rest of the year and set goals for my life, my career, family matters, and health. 2018 was a fascinating year. Full of fun, adventures, and happiness. From the business side, I was challenged, learned a lot, and enjoyed the work I was involved.

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Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery

I plan to create unique and insightful content around DevOps, CI and CD with Azure Pipelines, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, App Center and Docker for Web- and Xamarin Apps. However, I also want to take a quick look at Jenkins (maybe Eclipse Hudson) and GitLab CI.

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Software development

Get a more in-depth understanding around migrating legacy Code to .NET Core and Entity Framework Core. Build serverless with Azure Functions and Cloudflare workers. The goals here are less with the individual technologies, but rather with the magnitude and associated architectural and performance challenges.

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Post (at least) once every two weeks

Build a consistent blog schedule. Sounds challenging but I want to have at least one blog post scheduled ahead of time, so I don't have to do a 'quick and dirty' post.

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Improve Health

My health is at a good state. Though, my weight starts to annoy me a bit. I'm up about 8 kilograms over the last year. I need to commit this year to keep exercise a priority and keep sweets away and stick to my food plan. Consistency and routine should be the keys to success.

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Launch my business.

That's a big goal for this year, and I’m scared of writing here because somehow it sounds 'real' and I’m making myself accountable in my hopeful 2019 retro perspective at the end of the year. However, I will not talk much about it yet because I need to clarify the idea of how everything will look before sharing it with anybody. So I’m just putting this goal for 2019 for now. When the time is right, you will know, promise.