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Standup Comedy and Open Mic Nights

Travis

Travis

Front End Engineer

I'm about to throw myself out there into the unknown again, doing something probably quite uncomfortable, for fun! Taken from The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris (which has been an inspiration for my path in life since the first time I opened it), the idea is to "get comfortable with being uncomfortable." To do this, simply do things that are uncomfortable but not impossible. Things that will put some pressure on yourself, but not so much that it might break you. I've been doing this for years now and it's helped with quite a few things. My next goal is attempting stand up comedy.

End Of June

Travis

Travis

Front End Engineer

I'm a bit late on this weekly recap, but it's been quite a weekend! As I get more consistent in writing, I'm finding more enjoyment in it. It's also helped improve my focus it seems, clear thoughts and recenter on what I want or need to focus on. Other goals to achieve from this include expanding and improving on my creative thought process as I come to terms with the fact I don't quite fit into what would be considered the "normal" work life.

What Do You Really Want To Do?

Travis

Travis

Front End Engineer

I had full intention to post something yesterday. It ended up being quite a busy day though, and took me through some turns I didn't mentally prepare for taking. It was insightful though, albeit a little scary/depressing/insert-other-feelings-here. What was meant to be a discussion about prepping finance models for one of the startups I started working with turned into the CFO challenging me to rethink myself, my views and simply put...what I really want to do.

Weekly Recaps to Reach Writing Goals

Travis

Travis

Front End Engineer

In the spirit of pushing to achieve my year-end goals mentioned previously, I'm going to commit myself to writing weekly recaps. These should be fairly short, just briefly going over what's happened, issues I've run in to, successes I've had and so on. Maybe it'll help keep me on track with schedules a bit more, while also pushing myself to write more frequently.

Daily Theming, Updates and Reviewing Year-End Goals

Travis

Travis

Front End Engineer

As I write this post I have a Udemy course playing in the background with the teacher discussing HTML tags. It's a great refresher and has brought a few tags to my attention I wasn't aware of before. While watching the videos I had a brief recall to being back in school, my lack of focus then and how I would drift off into day dreaming or drawing, and yet always passed top of my class. I thought, maybe that little mental disconnect allowed me to remember more some way, so let's try it again. I opened my notebook next to me to find a good space to just sketch while the videos role. The front is full of notes on JavaScript and React that I should revisit and share on here. The back reminded me of my list of year end goals for 2021. Both of these prompted me to instead write an article. Hah.

5 Days of Daily Themes in Review

Travis

Travis

Front End Engineer

Every 5 days to maybe a week, I plan on reviewing my previous "daily themes." I want to do this to track how it's working out, what I've covered, where I've fallen short and so on plus give myself some more outlook on what to work on.

Organizing Your Day by Creating Daily Themes

Travis

Travis

Front End Engineer

I like to test various methods for organizing my life and getting myself together. I've done numerous options, from scheduling every hour of every day to picking top 3 "must-dos" and carrying over incomplete work to the next day etc. I recently took a trip to New Mexico to visit family and see my brother-in-law graduate. This forced me to step away from tech and the computer and working on projects and such quite more than I have done before, and it was nice. It allowed me to decompress and recenter, come back to who I am at my core.

Improving the Learn Section Sidebar

Travis

Travis

Front End Engineer

I promise these blog artictles won't always be about tech/software/the website, but I do feel it's appropriate to talk about updates I make to the site, issues I run in to while making changes and how I solve those issues. This will help to document common problems and how to solve them, hopefully increasing efficiency when updating the site while also sharing these solutions with others who may be using the same or similar tools.