I assume you're probably questioning the direction of this post, doubting it will impact you, and you're probably skeptical about what “crafting your own education” means anyway.
That is, if you’re like me.
Trust me, I get it. I used to set goals all the time. In fact, I looked forward to it. There’s something thrilling about writing down everything you want to accomplish, isn’t there? But after years of failing, learning, and analyzing, I’ve realized that the cons tend to outweigh the pros. Besides, apparently only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions.
When I was little, I would spend a lot of time sitting on the couch and looking out the window to daydream. I was a very imaginative (and introverted) child so some of my favorite memories were made staring out that window.
Someone today asked me if growing up homeschooled helped eliminate distractions from my education. It caught me off guard because I never stopped to think about that before. "I guess." was my response as I shrugged it off - unsure of what else to say.
“I could have a blog. I have thoughts.” - Julie, from the movie Julie & Julia.
A couple nights ago, after a good day of being productive, I had the house to myself for the night, so I made dinner and put on a movie I hadn't seen before. It was “Julie & Julia”. No one recommended it to me and I had never heard of it before. I found it on Netflix and decided to give it a shot.
One of the books I read this year was a book called “The Last Safe Investment” written by Bryan Franklin and Michael Ellsberg. I heard about it through Praxis, in fact, they sent me copy at the beginning of the year. A couple weeks ago, we had an online meeting with Michael Ellsberg and he talked about the ideas incorporated into the book.
Reading challenge update: 11/35.
“How did politicians ever come to believe this weird idea that the law could be made to produce what it does not contain - the wealth, science, and religion that, in a positive sense, constitute prosperity?”
I shared this briefly in one of my previous posts, but here I want to elaborate more on my reasoning for learning code, how I'm going about it, and where I'm at currently. To start, I'll go ahead and explain how this began in the first place.
I've noticed a problem today that I want to solve, so I'm going to do that right here and right now. You see, this past year I've been focused on doing projects, launching my career, and bettering myself as a professional. I haven't had a lot of time for reading, which is something I love doing.
I can't stress enough the importance of making changes. We're meant to face challenges, try new things, and be explorers. But, we forget that sometimes we have to create those opportunities - they don't always come knocking on your door.