So, nothing much happened in this past year, ey? 😆
Of course, this year can only be seen through the lens of the massive event in my life that was my liver transplant.
Now that we are also at the end of the decade, you could say that this whole decade has also been largely defined by my illness (diagnosed in 2010) and it's now hopefully-permanent solution (the transplant).
So, 2019 has been a massive rollercoaster of a year. I started a new job right at the beginning of the year, and only a few months into it my liver conveniently decided it was time to give up the ghost. Thankfully, work—and especially my manager—were incredible in helping and supporting me through the intense illness and recovery.
The girls continue to grow up (too fast for my liking 😜), but overall this year is ending on high notes with me being able to do more regular dad stuff with them. We just got back from spending a few days at Bribie, which has been amazing with me having a decent amount of energy to do stuff with the family.
Anywho, onto the post highlights of the year!
- Going On “The List”: This was one of the hardest posts that I've ever had to write, but looking back on it now, I am glad that I did.
- Transplant: Life Changing Event and Getting the Call & Post-Transplant: What else can I say about these posts? This is a life changing moment.
- Getting on the NBN: Geek highlight that after so many years, the NBN finally came to me. Other than a storm frying my NBN cable modem, it's been a relatively smooth experience.
- Migrating to Zsh: Another geek highlight for finally working up the courage to change shells. After the initial pain of getting the prompt the way that I like it, it's been pretty easy transition. I've also gone nuts on improving the shell functions that I use.
- Working on a MacBook Pro: My brutally honest take on using a Mac as my work daily driver for the first time. With the release of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro later in the year, it looks like Apple is finally starting to listen to users!
- Recovery Road: Detailing the bumpy recovery after my transplant.
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (spoilers!): My review of the final instalment of the Star Wars 'sequel trilogy'.
Needless to say, 2020 and the entire 2020s are looking a whole lot more brighter for us after the events of 2019. Here's to the future with a glass of non-alcoholic champagne 🥂.