What I was able to do this week
First things first - I was able to get out of the rut from last week. if you don’t know what I am talking about, see last’s week review Week #4 Review where it was rough for me in terms of motivation and learning routine. But this week was different. Phew! ❣️
Did the strength workouts and walked 8K steps everyday except Monday. I found two shows on HBO - The Investigation, a Danish TV series and News Week, an American drama series premiered in 2011. I just put it on and walk - each episode if 45-55 min long and it gives me 8K-9K steps. Good deal, no?
What I learned this week
Don’t wait for motivation. Start now, start here. Make a plan, you will fail. That’s ok, start from there. Do not give up. My motivation was night-n-day difference between week 4 and week 5. As I am typing this, I feel I am on a roll, unstoppable.
I have always seen TypeScript from the side rails, but this week as I learned the language from the ground up, I saw the greatness of the launguage design. It gives me so much joy that it reminds me of a famous Tamil song Kanmani anbodu kaadhalan where Kamal Hassan sings ‘Athae thaan … ah ha … pramaatham Kavitha kavitha … padi’ (translation - ‘yes, exactly that, beautiful poem, read…’).
This week in piano class, we started learning Christmas songs - Joy to the World, Christmas Toy Shop - and I chose one personal song to learn Santa Claus is coming to town. I am excited about Christmas - so many sweet memories of celebrating with my parents and family.
I practiced piano almost every day and loved it. Finally, I am also able to play Perfect song with left and right hand together. Still not smooth, but much better than last two weeks. I am also able to play the other two songs - Joy to the World and Santa Claus is coming to town.
My GitHub activity reflects my low and high of motivation correctly. Week 1 and 2 were on fire 🔥, weeks 3 was dull 🐌, week 4 was almost empty ⛔, and now week 5 is back on fire 🔥!
Looking Ahead to Next Week
Primary goals for next week (Week #5)
Let me keep it pretty simple here - just get back to the routine on learning.
- Get back to the learning routine - focus, focus, focus.
- Zero distractions - home-organization, cleaning, youtube videos - all of that can wait for a while.
- Continue health streak - walk 9K steps every day and 3-day strength training.
- Learn piano songs - Perfect (both hands), Joy to the World and Santa Claus is coming to town.
Goals around the corner in November
- Learning all the Christmas songs at the piano class
- Finish the Modern JS course
- Silver tier in November Running Challenge too!
- Start preparing for Christmas, the best time of the year! 🎄🧑🎄🎉
I am glad that I am out of the rough spot. As always, Learn everyday. Progress, not perfection! 🚀💪.comments powered by Disqus