Two years ago I wrote Goals (2021-23), and looking back at that now at the almost-start of 2023, I am so proud to say I was 95% successful in reaching every goal I had. You can find that retro at Retro: 2021-2023 Goals !

Time for some new ones! Let’s describe the Victoria of 2026…

It’s January of 2026 and I am 25 years old. I have spent the last 3 years experimenting and growing in my career and personal life. This is what I have done:

Overall, I’m looking to further define myself and the person I want to become, as well as collect stories and experiences to reflect on. I don’t want to be stuck or stagnant, I want to be dynamic and malleable.


Goal #1: Grow my knowledge of the NLP/ML industry

I was stuck on this for awhile, I think because it was too confined. I want to be able to recognize major people and brands in the NLP/ML industry, and what they’re doing to grow. I want to know trends happening, and where growth is. I want to know what still can be improved and expanded, and where I, in particular, am interested in continuing my knowledge-growth in.

Goal #2: Grow my presence


My goal is to grow my network and to build up a presence in the ML/NLP community through several different platforms. I want to grow my confidence in what I know and can share, and also gain the skills needed for conference speaking and video making. I want to document things I learn and be an active member and teacher of the NLP online community.

Goal #3: Grow my knowledge of Python and development

This is a pretty vague goal, and not really for a good reason. I’m not sure I really know what I don’t know, I think it’s more about fine-tuning my development skills. I want to be able to create projects with concise, beautiful code that works, and I want to be able to do this faster than I currently can.

My main focus will probably be Python, but I’d also like to dabble a bit some front-end web development. I’d like to accomplish this through a project and applicational based approach.