A year older again!
All in all, my 26th year on this planet was a pretty damn great one - whilst I was staying on my friend's couch in Barcelona, Spain, homeless and poor, trying to find a job - I stumbled upon GreenPowerMonitor who not only gave me a pretty damn good job opportunity, but showed me Clojure, which I now absolutely love and write daily.
I met my soon-to-be-wife while in Barcelona and I moved with her back to my home country, Estonia. And I kept my job! Because the amazing people at GPM have no problem with having remote employees (I think more companies should allow for this possibility and go online-first).
I quit (some) self-destructive habits, such as energy drinks and microwave pizzas. I also took up going to the gym 2-3 times a week. I guess you could say that I'm finally, step by step, growing up. Whatever that means. But if I were to guess, I think growing up means that you are starting to plan for longetivity in life and not just for the moment anymore.
Oh and I started working on open source stuff quite actively - for my own education out of the sheer need to build things. I mean, while software development does pay my bills, it all started - and continues - as a hobby for me as well.
So what's next for me, during the 27th year on this planet? Well, I hope to pull off another year at GPM. Love that place! And to be married soon enough. As a personal goal, I would like to have some savings for the first time in my life. I've been living paycheck to paycheck for far too long, so I want to start actually putting money aside as well.