Nowruz! It’s the first day of the fist month of the first year in the calendar of us Iranians and this one so special since it also the first day of the 15th century on the Solar Hijri calendar. for many, it can be considered as an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set goals and opening new life chapters. even so many parents have scheduled the birth of their child to happen on this day that the government states the birth rate being tripled!

although I’ve always preferred Christmas as my goal-setting point on calendar over Nowruz due to bunch of personal reasons, It made me spend some time revising my bucket list and organizing my list of to-dos.

frankly saying, my current life status is nothing to be proud of by any means. I’m a twenty-eight-year-old citizen of Iran, nowhere near the person I ever wanted to be personally and professionally. different aspects of living in Iran have forced me making wrong decisions during these years and year after year, the snowball effect has made any possible turnaround more and more difficult and pricy.

But I decided to pay the price in 2022 and break the wheel. During past four months, I’ve been busy making my first steps in professional and psychological paths that bring energy and joy to my life. while the journey seemed to be very difficult, passion has made many of the changes and transitions unbelievably easy and smooth.

On professional side, I’ve been feeding my inner programmer for the past four months and for the first time in my life, I’m not feeling any pressure following an objective. I know exactly what my progression plan is for the coming two or three years and my energy and thirst of success in this journey will surely fuel the process.

I have also made significant changes in different aspects of my personal life that in mid-term would hopefully make my psychological state better. I don’t think there is much to lose to OCD, social anxiety and depression anymore. so, I’m highly prepared and ambitious to do anything it takes to help myself out of the life that is highly manipulated by external factors and is not a reflection of the potential me.

If everything goes as planned, By my 32nd birthday, a much different version of me must be living almost 70% of his dream life and a huge list of actions must have been done successfully.

This blog post is more of a personal reminder than an announcement of of my goals or wishes for the new Year. But if there is anything interesting for you to discuss, I’d happily hear it in the comment section or my inbox.