Years, summarized into a few anecdotes.

2020 - Work in progress

  1. Do the things only you can do.
  2. Stress is usually a point of perspective.
  3. Happiness is found in self-confrontation and discomfort.
  4. Staying organized has massive second and third order benefits.
  5. In order to move fast, move slow.
  6. Do what you can to preserve your openness.

2019 - A year of growth

The year I got many opportunities to test my skillset in the wild.

  1. Be compassionate towards yourself.
  2. Growth takes time, and some pain.
  3. Your actions speak every day.
  4. Commitment’s rewards can only be seen in retrospect.
  5. Get out of my own way.
  6. Insecurity screams louder than talent or skill ever could.

2017 - Strengthning the foundation

  1. Practice thinking up from fundamental principles.
  2. It’s never a waste of times to learn something well.
  3. Find your people.
  4. Learn from everything and everyone you can get your hands on.

2016 - Growing into a new community

Being so far away from home and everything I knew made the last two years feel somewhat jarring. I needed to feel like I belonged again.

  1. All things take longer than expected.
  2. The deepest friendships are built out of shared experiences.
  3. When in doubt, double down on yourself.
  4. You have a lot to offer.
  5. You can’t get good at something until you do it over and over again.
  6. Find reasons to talk to your professors outside class, you’ll be surprised at what you learn.

2015 - Moving

This was the year I moved from Sri Lanka to Canada.

  1. Seek out what it takes to achieve your dreams.
  2. Time spent by yourself is spent on yourself.
  3. When you move, it’s going to take a while before you feel like yourself again.