Updates: learning, pole dancing, and content direction
Not much to say in this newsletter. I’ve been so busy that I’m going to keep it brief (maybe that’s a good thing).
I’ve been enjoying the process of creating content lately. The goal is to make videos on things I learn about programming and work (I know this may alienate the current newsletter audience) and to make content about mindset, philosophy and thoughts in low-effort talking head videos.
All that is on top of these weekly newsletters, which aim to collate the week on content and events.
Last week, I started pole dancing. I’m afraid of the real reason, but I am enjoying learning something else new. It’s quite fun to spin around a pole, who knew?
Plus, I think pole dancing is a good combination of strength and flexibility, while it’s something unique — I like to stand out. That’s why I took up weightlifting as well.
So, I’m doing this on top of weightlifting, BJJ, golf, and Latin dancing. I’m hoping the body and mind will be okay with how much is on my plate.
I do tell myself that I can do things in season, but I want to be balanced and try different things at once rather than focusing on one thing at a time.
I also tell myself that I can do this when I’m less busy, but I don’t think I will ever be less busy but I will be older with more complications in my life.
Finally, the hardest belt in BJJ is the white belt. That means the hardest thing to do is start. Once the habit is there, you just let time do its thing. So, I’m excited to see how I do doing all these things. Will I burn out or will be proud of myself for trying?
Let me know what you think.
Stay focused and talk soon,
Embrace the Suck
My thoughts on the process of learning. I discuss:
How this applies to golf
6-month recap of BJJ
Python versions and virtual environments
I made this in response to a podcast I was listening to where the hosts had difficulty with Python versions and virtual environments. This is one of the main problems with Python and needs to be addressed early on, but it’s difficult for those starting out in programming. So I’m hoping this video helps anyone out there.