Sometimes it takes more than Motivation
It’s so easy to fall out of practice
A short break, to catch up on some reading, a delve into some other interests and lo-and-behold I felt almost back at stage one when I tried to do a Leetcode exercise
At first there was a total stupefaction of
linked lists and
It took some time but I wrote it. Riding a bicycle it is not. It worked,
I added a tick to my calendar, that felt good.
It’s often hard to find the reason to get back into the coding seat.
There’s been a lot going on, it seems the outside world is intent on intruding. So be it, the dice has been rolled and now it’s back again to moving forward step by step. This is requiring a certain element of faith in the process and also the idea of being gentle on myself. The focus is on the next step not the previous stumbles.
Questioning the value of each step
As opposed to weighing up and trying to determine if each next step is the best one, I’ve come back instead to my previous goal of completing the Roadmap I started out on.
After organizing the folder structure and moving the solutions and projects to their prospective folders, I tackled a Leetcode problem. One down.
Trying to decide too quickly
My struggles with
DataQuest project was based on me deciding too early that
it wasn’t my thing. But that’s not a fair assessment, for me or for the field
Data Science. It’s simply too early to tell. So I’m stepping back, working
on one aspect at a time and will return to complete it once I’m done with the
Roadmap. I think this is the best I can offer myself given the time and energy
I have to dedicate at present.
The wish for a few weeks off to dedicate hours upon endless hours to the study
and mastery of
Phyton is for me a trap. I prefer the ordered structure of
employment. It eases the need to self-manage my time completely and certainly
eases the financial burden.
Once again it’s back to what I started, and the possibility of
other freelance jobs will have to wait until I feel more at ease and more
So I’m back at it, looking forward to learning a few new things this week and
weekend, and also looking forward to relearning and rediscovering my