Justin Rahardjo

2023 Year in Review

By Justin Rahardjo on Dec 26, 2023
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It’s the end of the year and as I think of what I want to do next year, I’d like to review what I’ve accomplished this year. I find that if I don’t do this, I generally forget what I’ve done and makes me feel like I haven’t done much at all. So here’s a list of things that I’ve done this year:

  • Business and Finance

    • Launched 8 projects for the 12 startups challenge
    • Grew my consulting business to a point that I am making enough to cover all my expense and still have a great lifestyle
  • Health and Fitness

    • Started playing drop-in touch rugby
    • Started playing drop-in basketball
  • Adventure

    • Travel Trips
      • Ski Trip to Utah and Colorado
      • First time in Chicago, IL
      • First time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      • Brisbane, Australia
      • First time in South Island of New Zealand
      • First time in Yukon, Canada
    • Festivals
      • Hot Dog Day - Fernie, BC
      • Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival - Kaslo, BC
      • Mogul Smoker - Fernie, BC
    • Flew in a helicopter for the first time (total of 4 flights this year!)
    • Spent time at a backcountry ski lodge for the first time this year. Highly recommend Mt Carlyle Lodge if you’re interested in backcountry skiing.
    • Picked morel mushrooms (approx. 250lbs over 2 weeks of picking), let me know if you’re interested in purchasing and trying some.
    • Caught my first Red Rocks Amphitheatre show
  • Personal Development

    • Learnt about LLMs and how to utilize them for automation
    • Started getting into woodworking again by building a few things for the house and workshop
    • 265 days of Duolingo streak in Spanish
  • Other

    • Received my Canadian Citizenship
    • Finished up some little projects around the house

As you can see, it’s been a bit of an adventure year. A lot of travel and a lot of new experiences. I’m looking forward to what 2024 will bring!

What’s Next?

Here are some of the things that I’m looking forward to completing in 2024:

  • Business and Finance
    • Continue to grow my consulting business
    • Get at least 1 of my side projects to make some income
  • Health and Fitness
    • Wake up and stretch more consistently every day, noticed this is lacking since I don’t have a routine anymore
    • Eat healthier
  • Adventure
    • Go cat-skiing
    • Hike the ‘O’ trek in Patagonia
    • Hike Mt. Loki in the Purcell Mountains
    • Pick morel mushrooms again!
  • Personal Development
    • Get back into electronics by completing at least 1 electronics project
    • Get back into woodworking by completing at least 1 woodworking project
  • Other
    • Donate to local charities in Kaslo, BC
    • Fix up the house and tidy up my workshop
    • Write more

Let me know what you think and what your own goals are for the year!