I was going to back date this post but I’m realizing it’s going to take a bit of work to do that on medium — I figured I’d just accept that I’m actually posting my ‘First Post’ late. My first post would have been dated October 1, 2016 but excuses and other reasons are why I’m posting this now.
What’s really motivating this post is I’m clearing red task in my Habitica.com dash board, tired of seeing this haunt me, and I really want that sword upgrade for my avatar. I’ll get into Habitica and how I use it in another post as I explain my Success Stack.
The good news is that I’m posting it now. I am slowly building my Success Stack and implementing it in my everyday life.
Late First Post October 1st, 2016
Today is the first day of October and right now I’m forcing myself to sit in my makeshift living room office to write this blog post. I’m not sure what I should be doing but I know what I should be doing.
Right now, my main focus is software development training, trying to spark life back into my import venture, achieve supreme fitness, Development to social media base ideas and maintain my sanity.
I guess let me paint a picture for someone who might be reading doesn’t know me but is interested in what I’m writing. I was laid off from my Jr. Software Development position in July that awesome organization took me from zero development experience to what I would say is lower level Junior developer status.
I’m in the position that given proper documentation and clear examples I can figure most things and concepts out Python being my strongest (I’m not full-stack in that yet & Basic Android Development). I don’t know where I want to go with this or what to focus on which is causing a level of anxiety and stress. I was in a intense learning environment and not sure in what places I can provide developer value on any level. Job postings for dev jobs are still new to me.
My former organization was awesome enough to give me a Udacity nanodegree voucher for Android development upon my departure. Which I am in theory hell-bent on completing in the shortest amount of time possible given me not being with a company/organization right now).
I am prepared enough to have funds to float me in this time period. I’m just terrified I’m not realizing this time effectively or efficiently. the purpose of this blog is to have a level of reflection because the scariest thing about being out on your own is that no one cares what you do or don’t do, so it’s all on me.
I think that writing a Blog will have me to sit down and synthesize my thoughts and give me a level of reflection and hopefully a positive feedback loop which I really need right now.
That was my first post.
Let’s get this positive feedback loop going!
I spent too much time trying to figure out what gif to use. I like blogging with gifs —Couldn’t get the embed link from giphy to work. I was going to use a NASA ignition gif. Thinking well I had this FURY gif on my desktop which I liked better anyway. After a internal conversation of “Will people judge me based on that gif” I decided you know what I am going to do what I like and just be myself.