Juan David’s Newsletter - January 8th, 2023
Annual Review 2022
Next, I’ll share the “trailer” and an overview. Read the full essay here.
This year, I spent a lot of time doubting myself and not knowing what to do, but looking back, it was one of the best years of my life.
This feeling isn't just true for this year but for every year.
Looking back, I am always amazed by the things I have accomplished.
I write these Annual Reviews not to show off or tell you how cool I am. Quite frankly, I’m embarrassing myself by telling you about my mistakes and where things didn't go right. I write this to reflect and to notice. I want to understand why things are the way they are and discover things I didn’t know I knew.
One of these findings was realizing why I didn't want to continue my quest to build a personal flying vehicle. I had lost momentum and stopped making progress, teaching myself everything about flying. It was a horrible feeling, and while I had ideas, I genuinely didn’t know why I became demotivated. It was after writing this 20,000-word Annual Review and while editing that I realized I fell in love with the history of flying. I wanted to continue writing with this new focus and even publish the book about flying from hardcore engineering to hidden history. This was how it became a goal for 2023.
I discovered this finding and many others because of this Annual Review.
Updating 2022 will focus on the following parts: 1) 2022 Recap, 2) 2022 in Phases, 3) Reflecting on 2022 Goals, 4) Goals for 2023, 5) On Curious Equilibrium (Positive/Negative), 6) Closing Thoughts.
More specifically, here’s an overview of the places we will visit together:
2022 in Phases
UIUC Free Food
Everything on Flying
Vertically Landing Rocket
Reflecting on 2022 Goals
Goals for 2023
A Personal Reflection on What I’m Good At
Write a Book?
Become GREAT at Distribution
On Curious Equilibrium
Ok. See you there!
Juan David Campolargo