I track all of my blog ideas in Trello, mainly because I can use it from any device and if I have a thought on the spur of a moment, I can easily add a card and move forward with it.
I’ve had this one topic of coding being akin to drawing for a long time. For the past 4 years I’ve been dabbling in learning to draw (or re-learning). I didn’t start from any great talent, so I’m pretty much starting from the bottom and working my way up. Over the past year I’ve been putting in more effort to get better and I find it very similar to writing code.
- Drawing over lines again and again is refactoring.
- I can erase so much in one session and have it look like garbage, but when I look back at what I did 4 weeks ago it’s amazing and makes sense.
- I can toil into the night and best of all crank some music into my headphones to listen to.
- I am constantly learning and there seems to be no end in sight (I’ve checked it’s not there).
- There are a plethora of tools, but I’m trying to stay focused on what I need. Too many tools makes life complicated.
- There are many masters I want to be emulate but it is a long road to get there.
Where am I going with this? Find a hobby that doesn’t make you money that you do for enjoyment and to remember and remind you of what learning is like. Lifelong learning is just that, lifelong, it takes time (that’s the idea). Coding can be the exact same way, so no need to get frustrated if everyone else is further than you.
Yearn and Learn.