Hi, I’m Shy

Hi, I’m Shy

"If you don't have a presence on the internet, you are essentially limiting your entire life to the physical space around you. You're limiting the people you interact with, the ideas that you put out there and that you're exposed to, job opportunities, collaborations - everything is just limited to your geography.”

I heard the above quote from Taimur in a not overthinking podcast episode, and well, this website is a response to that. I used to constantly find myself doubting whether or not I should create my own website, as I had no idea what I would put on it. I realized however, that none of my other internet presences accurately reflect who I am, what I'm capable of, and what I'm up to. So I've finally decided to create this minimal platform where you'll be able to learn a little more about me and what I'm up to through the links above.

I've constantly been hearing the idea that "Creating things is much more rewarding than consuming things", or that "You should always try to be creating more than you consume". So I've finally decided to start with a blog using Notion❤️, where I'll be posting about things related to business, tech, and fitness. The idea behind these posts is attempt to make connections with various ideas, frameworks, or learnings that I've come across recently, in the hopes of potentially opening up a dialog and connecting with you all.

What I’m currently working on

Last updated on December 29, 2022. Inspired by Derek Sivers.

Personal training stuff

I’ve been weightlifting for over 5 years at this point and have learned everything I know through trial & error, personal experiences (mostly injuries🥴), and Youtube videos, so I figured it’s about time I formally educate myself. I recently completed the Pre-Script Level 1 Coaching Certification. Next up is Functional Patterns. I’ve been following them for a few years now so I’m excited to dive in. My reasons for taking this course are similar to PS-L1, with the addition that I would love to incorporate FP’s movement assessments and training into my personal training style.

Reasons I took PS-L1
  1. I want to become a Product Manager for up & coming fitness technologies.
  2. I’m a personal trainer on the side.
  3. There’s a <10% chance I become a physiotherapist one day….. Still not 0!
  4. I’ve done a ton of research on the different personal training courses out there and PS-L1 was by far my top choice - contact me below if you have any questions about it!

Learning Portuguese

I’ll be travelling to Brazil next summer with my girlfriend to visit her entire family and all her best friends. Many of them speak little to no English, so it’s time to win some brownie points 🤓

The way I’m currently going about it is by following Nathanial Drew’s Portuguese Resources & learning methodology + some Duolingo. I might join a real course if those aren’t working out.

Publishing 24 blog posts by July 8, 2023

I set a lofty goal for myself to publish 12 blog posts this year (I do yearly planning around my birthdays, not the new year). I’ve really overcomplicated the idea of my blog to the point that I have over 30 ideas, many of them drafted up already, but never get to the polishing and posting part because I don’t think that they’re good enough. Something is better than nothing, and that’s what you’ll all be getting, 24 somethings.

Cereal Slaps Survey


So, I’ve slacked on this over the past ~ 8 months. It is taking me a little longer than I would have liked, but apparently trying to code your own mini web-app without knowing the underlying programming language has proved to be quite difficult 🙃 This will be fully functional and live by July 2023.

Tech stack: React Native, SurveyJS, Firebase

Next steps: Create accurate questions, reformat backend database to match question ids, finalize flow, make the UI pretty

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