What I want to build and Why: My goals for 2022

Xavier Jouvenot
4 min readSep 5, 2022

Hello ! I’m Xavier Jouvenot and this is my third blog post on Hashnode, and also the third for the Writeathon “4 Articles in 4 Weeks”! And this time, I chose the subject “I want to build [….] because [….]”, so we are going to get personal talk about my personal goals, to get in the same mood as the student going back to school in my country 🧑‍🎓

A little review on my past goals

Like a lot of people, at the beginning of the year, I set some goals for myself, and probably like a lot of people, I’ve had some relative success towards those goals. 😅

I’ve actually set 3 goals to myself:

  • To build a better physique and improve my health
  • I can say that I have reach the first goal, since I am now at the weight I want, but I need to work on being more consistent at going to the gym.🏅
  • To build more content on my personal blog, by writing 3 articles per week
  • For this goal, I have far less good results… I have actually maintained the rhythm of 3 article per week for 3 months until I start feeling a little burned out, which triggered a long period of me not writing anything and not improving in this area until the start of the Writeathon “4 Articles in 4 Weeks”, which I used as an excuse to go back to writing, and to force myself to write 4 articles (struggling a little bit for this article actually, fighting the urge to procrastinate, but I will submit it on time ✍️ 🕑)
  • To get into freelancing
  • I am slowly reaching this goal, as it took the first 5 months of the year in order to have all the legal authorizations from the company I work for, to be able to remain an employee and accumulate Freelancer status. Now that this first step has been achieved, I am building my online presence and my portfolio, in order to show people what I can offer to them. 🛠️

What I plan for the rest of this year

As you may have guessed with my goal from earlier this year, my main goal now, is to build a better blog and portfolio. To achieve this ambitious goal, I will need to improve myself, my communication and my writing skills which are far from being my strong attributes for now. But I have a plan ! 🤔

The first part of my plan to build this great blog and portfolio is to be able to create some content on my blog…