What do I really want

A brief look at what I really want

The other day I watched a TED video where the presenter urged the audience to ask the question What do you really want? That got me thinking what do I really want. It is an interesting question to ask myself, since I have tried different roles and responsibilites - broad and deep - in the last couple of years.

So I was pleasantly surprised when I found the book Data Structures and Algorithms in C++ by Adam Drozdek on my bookshelf. The book is full of code and exercises in C++, a language which I haven’t used in a while.

Getting started with this book and playing around with the code helped me realize that I found my happy place. I love love love sitting in front of the computer, learning something new, trying out some code, going down the rabbit hole of troubleshooting, breaking my head over why-it-is-not-working, and finally enjoying the sense of satisfaction when it works! I figured this is the perfect time to go down that rabbit hole since I am taking a week-long break from work. So without any delay, I started the journey to the happy place.

I am capturing my notes using Obsidian, a powerful tool to create a knowledge base using simple markdown files that can be hosted locally or in a github repo. My Obsidian notes for this book are available at my github repo Book Learnings.

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