2022 In Retrospective: My Lessons

With a cup of coffee in hand in the dawn of the morning, I decided to look back in 2022 and write what comes into my head at the first instance. I hope you can draw inspiration from my small experiences.

I lost my job in 2022. This was one of the biggest highlights of my year. I recently had a promotion, life was beginning to look “figured out” for me. I had plans for an increase in income as a result of the promotion.

The change was so sudden but it made me take some decisions that I am grateful for:

  • I got more serious with technical writing I started seeking opportunities to write paid content and I was able to land some that helped me sustain myself financially. I wrote over 50 original articles in my blog and other external blogs.

  • I had a big leap in my career direction towards web3. I recommend checking out this article as a guideline for learning web3: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/breaking-into-ethereum-crypto-web3-as-a-developer/.

  • I started contributing to open source actively. For the first time, I was able to complete the Hacktoberfest challenge. I am currently contributing to https://github.com/lenstube-xyz/lenstube, a decentralized video-sharing platform built on the Lens Protocol.

One of my biggest lessons is to find a way to manage your work-life balance. My relationship with some friends sucked in 2022 (I even lost some friends) but I became better.

What will 2023 Look Like for Me?

I don’t have any big plans for 2023 yet. Rather I have a process that I’d keep working on. The process includes:

  • consuming and creating web3 knowledge.

  • exploring deeply into technical writing and content creation.

  • more involvement with the open source community in Nigeria.

I believe 2023 will be filled with happiness and greatness for everyone.

Thanks for reading my early morning thoughts. I wish you the very best in 2023!