2022 Year End Review

As the year comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. In many ways, the past year was a successful one for me. I established myself as a Webflow and TypeScript/JavaScript developer by shipping Partytrick.com, built relationships with more people in the Webflow and Indie hacker space, and made more money consulting than I did last year. I also ran a marathon and established a good workout routine.

However, there were also things that didn't go as well as I had hoped. My shipping speed with Flow Phantom slowed down due to several reasons, including contracting party time, working with React when it wasn't necessary for the simplicity of my app, and struggling to write good end-to-end tests. My marketing strategy was also ad hoc and not well thought out, and I still have bad eating habits.

Despite these challenges, I learned a lot this year. I improved my end-to-end testing techniques, learned about the Shape Up process from Basecamp, and gained a better understanding of advanced TypeScript techniques, among other things. I also learned the importance of shipping projects quickly and the value of physical therapy in addressing my health issues.

Looking ahead to 2023, my goals include shipping a Shopify x Webflow MVP, converting Flow Phantom to an infrastructure that allows me to move faster, increasing my contracting income by 20%, and increasing my passive income by 50%. I also plan to ship six YouTube tutorial series. In order to achieve these goals, I plan to focus on shipping projects fast, doing things with intention, and not getting distracted by the next shiny thing. I also plan to double down on becoming a better TypeScript and Webflow developer, focus on healthy eating habits, and improve my skills with Postgres databases.

All in all, while the past year had its challenges, it was also a year of growth and learning. I'm looking forward to what 2023 has in store and am determined to make it my best year yet.