Last updated on February 14, 2023
Soon, the year 2013 will end and we will arrive in 2014. To summarize, the most significant events for me this year were making new friends, attending the startup weekend event, starting new projects, and moving to a new office. Overall, 2013 was better compared to previous years, with fewer conflicts and distractions and a decrease in my excessive desire for solitude. I have many plans for the coming year, and while there will always be limitations and slogans, I remember “The Shawshank Redemption” in times like these. Sometimes we need to crawl through 500 yards of foul-smelling sewer to attain freedom.
The most fundamental decision I have for the new year is to distance myself from unreliable people. The biggest mental pressure I endured this year was caused by giving opportunities to and smiling at such individuals. For this reason, a significant portion of my #backpack for 2014 is filled with my experiences of dealing with humans. I believe this is progress for someone who has spent a lot of time alone. The environmental conditions and my introverted personality have caused me to miss many opportunities, but the good thing is that it has allowed me to always be a dreamer since childhood. Of course, like in the past, these dreams are not baseless or pointless. In the new year, my first priority is to stabilize my work situation and complete projects that have been stagnant for a long time. I will try to look at the world with a better and more positive outlook, laugh more, and spend more time with my friends.