In 2019, I completed 155 tasks in my todo file. Here are a few of the highlights:

Here are some things I wanted to accomplish last year, but failed to do so:

Here are some side projects I have planned for 2020:

And here are some things I would aspire to achieve this coming year:

Looking back at the past year, it seemed like the first half of 2019 was generally stable: I had a solid living situation, was in a long-term relationship, I knew what I was doing and didn’t have to worry too much about the future. I even bought an xbox, which was an unexpectedly significant life goal.

At the end of 2019 I had an unstable living situation, no girlfriend, and my position at the university is tenuous. Hm. While nothing at this point is a major catastrophe, I definitely left the year in a much worse state than when I entered it.

This time last year, the streets of Paris were full of riot police, and the same scenes are playing out again one year later. Once again popular demands push up against the logic of the market. Protests against neo-liberalism rocked governments across the world. Britain began the year with a conservative government, it ended the year with a conservative government, and the economy teeters on the edge of a recession. Crisis continues, and capitalism continues to decay while the capitalist class only grows more powerful.

Happy New Year 2020! 🎉