2015 - My year in review

Jan 4, 2016

From this year, I have decided to write an annual review every year and a monthly review every month. I have seen a few people (like James Clear) do this on the internet and it came to my realization that doing so will help me become more mindful of what I am doing, where I am heading, keep track of my successes and failures and ultimately help me visualize my life a lot more vividly. So here is my 2015 year in review.


I want to start the review with one of the most disturbing and heart breaking incident of this year for not only me but also my classmates. This year my very good friend Sabit left us. One of the brightest humans I have ever come across and spent time with felt like this world has nothing to offer. It was 15th of May when he finally decided to let go of every attachment. It was a nightmare for us. First boy in our class, highest CGPA holder, sound programmer, extraordinary footballer winning best player of DU, musician playing drums and guitar - none of this ultimately mattered to him. We failed to make him realize how precious he was. I dearly request everybody to wait and figure out what life has to offer before you come to any hasty conclusion.

What went well?

What didn’t go so well?

I started 2015 with a major goal of focusing on competitive programming. However in the middle of the year, I shifted my focus away from it. I decided to stop taking it seriously and rather do it in a casual manner while exploring other domains of CSE. Sadly, I didn’t make much progress in the latter. Now I am planning on taking competitive programming a little bit more seriously.

This year I didn’t attend gym as regularly as I should have. Fitness is something I encourage everyone in. But I was lazy or procrastinated more often than I should have.  Also I had made a few resolutions in the beginning of the year 2015 which I failed in achieving.

There were a few personal issues also which are better left private.


Like any other year, it was a mixed experience. What matters is what I have learned from all the experiences I have got and whether there is a reflection of that in my future. I must say that I have improved and turned into a better version of myself comparing to what I was in the beginning of the year.