Over the past few months, I have been getting more and more frustrated with the television. I have so much I want to do, yet I always turn on the television in the evening. When I turn it off, often hours later, I am upset because I have absolutely nothing to show for the time. “Why did I just sit through that?” I think. I started cutting down on television, going some nights without it. I found that I go to sleep earlier, fall asleep more easily, and am more productive during the day. The days feel longer, and I actually get things done like reading, which are much more fulfilling.
Three months into my startup, I’m definitely feeling a new burst of energy, something I haven’t felt in years. It took some time to get over Microsoft and ramp up, but now I’m dying to create. I realize my time to find myself is limited. I’ve realized (too many times) that I need to learn how to code again. Starting again after all these years has been overwhelming, but that’s no excuse to avoid it. I taught myself in high school, and I was top of my computer science classes in college – I can do this.
So I’m challenging myself for the month of April:
- No television on weekdays, 2 hours a day max on the weekend.
- 2 hours a day dedicated to programming. I’m starting with python, will move onto Django and go from there.
Will let you know how it goes.