2023 into 2024

I am opting not to write about my accomplishments this year. This is what I do every year, and usually I have many things I've learned and built

But this year is different. I like to showcase progress in my life, but sometimes progress is not easily visible.

Sometimes learning to start over from nothing is progress. Sometimes giving up the attachments of your identity is progress. Sometimes deleting things is progress. Sometimes surrendering to realistic expectations is progress.

I've come to understand that not everything in life is as black and white as it seems. I've wrestled with some of the hardest decisions of my life this year - with myself, the things I've built, and the people around me

Some of these decisions I made have permanent consequences, forks in the road with no seemingly right or wrong answer. I like to think of the butterfly effect - but I cannot predict what is at the end of it, so I am basing my decisions on this question:

Which decision(s) do I think I'd regret the least 5 years from now?

That's how I choose to live my life

Hi 👋

I'm Vincent Tang, a web developer specializing in modern Javascript. This website is my digital garden of notes on backend, frontend, and devops! I'm the founder of Tampa Devs and I also run a coding podcast called Code Chefs

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