Monday, February 16, 2015

Day 47

Funnily enough, I've developed Weeklie so well (for my liking) that I think I'm going to stop posting here. Perhaps at some point in time in the future, I will migrate the data or whatnot. But if you would like to find out what's happening to me, then either ask me or ... maybe I'll have to integrate a share feature on Weeklie. I don't know it depends on how many people end up using it.

For reference, this would be Day 2 on Weeklie.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Day 46

Since I only have about 3 days left, I need to start hustling. I might finally take the plunge with digital ocean, or work on the landing page. Hmm, not sure which one is more important.

In any case, I have decided to move my posts to my test Weeklie deployment for now. I'll simply copy and paste everything over here. Tonight after I write my evening reply I'll paste it over here.

I will run in the morning, and also complete the landing page for Weeklie. I should also finish reading the book I checked out from the library yesterday. And hopefully tonight I can get to bed before 9pm if possible. So in summary:
  • Run
  • Finish landing page for Weeklie
  • Read book
  • Sleep before 9pm
Well I did all those things except for sleeping before 9pm. I also didn't finish the book, but I did read a decent amount of it. As for Weeklie, well I finally did a soft-launch of the site. I don't know what's going to happen, and frankly I don't care. Just remember: make a lot of pots.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Day 45

Today I was quite productive. I read several chapters from the book and completed not only the daily entry portion of Weeklie, but also the Evaluations part. Tomorrow morning, I'll have to think about what I can do. I'll probably be sleep deprived if I don't sleep soon though, good night!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Day 44

- Finish Weeklie

Today, I want to have the routing done so that I could get the dashboard substantially finished. If I have time, I'd also like a basic working template for the entry page as well. Most importantly, I need to sleep sooner tonight.

Evening Review:
Well that certainly wasn't too hard. I also took out a book from the library and will be spending some time reading it. It's about living an interesting life.

Day 43

I am leaving San Francisco! Not much to do today since it's just a transit day. I do need to setup my plan for the upcoming week. I only have one goal this week:
  • Finish Weeklie
I also had another goal: to finish one of the short novels I have on my computer. But I'll let that be a secondary goal. Finishing Weeklie should keep me busy enough. I also need to plan my next trip. My life in the past several months have been so incredibly rich. I cannot imagine any other way to live.

Life is beautiful.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Day 42 - Weekly Eval.

This is evaluation day. Although I didn't actually do much in terms of programming this week, I think it's important to talk about what I did in other aspects. As to my last week's goals:
  • Complete the design of Weeklie
  • Understand the situation and make a decision on whether or not to move to San Francisco
I've completed them on schedule. The final design for Weeklie in this first iteration is well underway, and pretty much a frozen concept from here on out. As for the move to San Francisco, I think we've also found out that there wouldn't be a right fit with my friend's startup. This is great, because it solves two of my biggest headaches I had 7 days ago.

I spent the first few days in San Francisco at my friend's house, not going out simply because I did not have a data plan on my phone and not even a paper map. I also had no idea how to take transit, so the whole idea was quite scary to me. However, on the fourth day since my arrival, I finally had the courage to do some reading online and step outside into the fray. What came about was excitement, adventure, learning, bliss, and friendship.

I thought there would be no way that I could get around and enjoy the sights without the internet or a map, but I was wrong. I thought that it would be scary and I would get lost and that I could possibly wander off into a bad place and never come back. Of course, none of this happened. When you throw yourself into the unknown, you find out that you were much more powerful than you gave yourself credit for and you wonder why you didn't do it sooner. I ended up making friends with a girl travelling from Korea, and saw some of the most beautiful sights this world had to offer. I discovered foods and interesting characters native to this geographical region, and felt immersed in the culture itself.

I also discovered a new perspective which led me to my decision to drop my articling contract and not take the bar exam at all.  I was at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, taking in the scenery and I described the following to my friend:
I walked onto the sand, took off my shoes, sat down on a log and just put my pen to the paper of my notebook without inhibition. The warm mist of the ocean spray released me from the firm grips of perfectionism and I just let my thoughts flow onto the paper. It was overwhelmingly cathartic.
It was there that I realized that the past 10 months held within it so many lessons, so rich, and so colourful that it was pricelessly valuable. If this was the case, why would I spend the next 10 months on something that will largely be miserable and not contribute much to my future goals at all? The only positive aspect of that option would be mere social proof which I don't think will be very useful, given my aspirations.

Put in another way, the next 10 months can yield just as much excitement, learning, and positive effects as the last 10 months. To give that up would be a grave mistake. Is it scary? Yes. Will it disappoint my parents? Yes. Will it push me to perform and deliver in a way that I otherwise would not? Yes. Will I be happy? A million times yes.

After all, isn't that what we want out of life? Happiness?


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Day 41

Travelling is great. Today I met someone from Korea just by sitting randomly at a table with an empty seat at an In-and-Out. It's always good to just get out of your comfort zone. Not having data is actually kinda exciting, if a little bit scary. However, it's quite nice nevertheless.