The Year 2018: As The Last Sun Sets

Year 2018: As The Last Sun Sets

This is not a year-end review as such but a look-back on my year as a family man and a developer in 2018.

The Kick-Off

I kicked off my year with a job switch and started working from home full-time, along with shifting house (a couple of them actually) from one part of Karachi to another as my wife also started her university. It was a crazy time because shifting homes is no fun!

The Experiment Year

2018 was a experiment year for me as I was trying to learn and do new things and failing in most of them sadly. I will skip the details as I did some pretty lame stuff to be honest 😀

The Work From Home

I used to believe in work-life balance bull-crap but in 2018 as I was working from home and doing pretty well. I believe I had a good “work-life” balance as I was working one moment and having family time another. It really didn’t bother me when I was working or when I was siting with family. I always had time for work and I had always time for family.

The Drawback

There have been drawbacks to working alone and at home for me, after years and years commuting to work, interacting with colleagues and peers. These drawbacks were not a great deal but they did affect the speed of my productivity. I struggled when I wanted an opinion from someone I trusted. When you have an office to go to then you have many co-workers you can interact and exchange ideas with. But in my case I’d either summon the old friend pen and paper and jolt down ideas and if that didn’t work I’d give one of my developer friends from university class or old company a call and share ideas. It always worked for me. Thanks guys for picking up my call!

The Loss

We all know and understand the fact that ups and downs are a part of our life. If life gives us joy, it can give us sorrow too. 2018 was the year, after years of marriage we got the best possible news. Before we knew it, it was the worst possible news. We were shattered by the sad news of a missing heart-beat. Nonetheless, we are still hopeful to experience parenthood.

The Exodus

Almost, nearly, approximately, a few months short may be, of a decade! I lived and thrived in a city far away from home, felt just like home. Karachi made me what I’m today. I’m thankful to the city and the people who came into my life, for giving me quality education, amazing friends, opportunity to work and grow as a person and as a professional developer.

The Journey Ahead

In the year 2019 I will be working as a Government officer and giving my services to my hometown university and giving back to my community’s youth in form of free knowledge-sharing sessions, paid offline web development trainings during week-ends.

Thank you for your time reading this post. Comment below and tell me about three important things happened in your life in 2018 and what are your plans in 2019.

Wish you a very Happy New Year!


12 responses to “The Year 2018: As The Last Sun Sets

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  2. Mukhtar Alam Avatar
    Mukhtar Alam

    Really great my dear Wish you best of best and so proud of having such a talent in our family.

    1. Junaid Qadir Avatar

      Thank you sir. And Thanks for reading and the encouragement.


  3. Nawaz Qadir Avatar
    Nawaz Qadir

    While I was reading your narrative about your past, present and particularly future ambitions and plans, it felt like you should start writing a book. Really it’s a great blog that you have scripted. Keep it up bro, We are and we’ll always be proud of you. As I always say to myself JQ doesn’t accept anything less than perfect. Stay blessed


    1. Junaid Qadir Avatar

      Thank you so much Nawaz jan. I’m all because of my brothers. Well a book is not my cup of tea as its a huge undertaking. Thanks so much again for reading and taking out time to appreciate.

  4. Faisal Avatar

    Awesome dear, Thank you so much for sharing such great publication really deserve a BIG like.

    1. Junaid Qadir Avatar

      Thanks dear!

  5. Umme Maha Avatar
    Umme Maha

    Life is a rollercoaster ride..
    It’s nice article.. may you have every blessing u r deprived yet in coming years of ur life. May your all dreams come true.
    Be the candle of knowledge and spread your spark of knowledge in heart of ur students.its great responsibility now.
    Stay blessed my friend

    1. Junaid Qadir Avatar

      Thanks a lot! Aaameen

  6. hira asad Avatar
    hira asad

    that is worth reading a software developer we usually do not find such life scripting bolg posts

    1. Junaid Qadir Avatar

      Thanks Hira! your feedback means a lot to me.

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