New Beginnings 🌱

Hi!

Welcome to my tech blog!

For those of you who’ve been here before, welcome back ☺️

I originally started this blog to document my journey into the wild world that is the tech space πŸš€It was a lot of fun, and I loved coming up with ideas for new posts, but at some point (about 2 years ago) life got busy and I stopped writing. I was still spending time in cafes, working on different devsign projects, but it wasn’t quite the same as when I was publishing regular updates.

A couple very different stars aligned in the last months to put me back on the right track.

  • πŸ“¦I moved, to an inspiring and cozy apartment, reminiscent of the place I lived when I started the blog. Like clockwork, moving always makes me question my life choices, and introspect in ways that I’m not used to. I also started taking long walks! πŸ₯Ύ
  • πŸ’”I’m recently single. At first I thought this was an off-topic thing to mention, but as a result I now have way more time on my hands. This of course means more introspection, and just generally being able to reorganize my life in a way that focusses fully on myself for a while.
  • 🐍Michelle Akin🦑, my life coach from years ago when I was still in college, started a new accountability program around creative projects. Well, guess who has some creative projects that just happen to be stalled? πŸ˜„

As a result of all that, but especially the third point, I’m now rebooting the blog, with the objective of writing a post a day, for the next 13 days. Short-term, my primary goal is to revive a vehicle to keep my projects moving. The cafes are closed and will likely stay that way for quite some time. I need to build new, more resilient habits.

I had a hard time picking a creative project for Michelle’s program, but in the end I looked back on some planning I did last fall for this year. My overarching goal for 2020 was, and I quote:

Finish what you’ve started. This gives future commitments and goals more power.

Hahahahhahahahaha :’) Goals in 2020? How cute πŸ˜‚

But more seriously, I have this problem where I start bringing new ideas to life before wrapping up the old ones. It’s a common form of self-sabotage, and I think my life will be significantly better once I overcome it. Instead of just picking one half-baked project from the bin-of-partially-executed-ideas, I’d rather try to fix the issues that are causing that bin to fill in the first place.

I want to use this blog as a medium for some of my different creative outlets, namely design, programming, and drawing. The bulk of the content will be devsign based, with some of my illustrations sprinkled into the mix. Making content means emptying that idea bin. πŸ™Œ

My secondary goalis to show the more human side of the world of tech. I think it’s important to break the stereotype of the “nerd in the basement who stares at a screen all day”. The people in this industry who I respect the most are, above all, people. They have lives, hobbies, feelings, and passions, and they aren’t afraid to let that show because it’s not “on brand” or whatever.

I don’t think that daily blogging is sustainable in the long run, but for the sake of this challenge I’m going to jump-start things, then switch gears to a more reasonable pace later ⚑

So yeah, stay tuned, there’s going to be something new here tomorrow!

sprout emerging from the ground

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