Updates for April 15

April has been really good to me. I feel blessed that I get to do all these things that I've always wanted to do when I was younger.

When I was in school, I was always imagining what it would be like to go out during the day and not be limited to the four corners of the classroom. Now that I am a little older, I find that it’s so freeing to be able to take control of my own time, to be able to go out whenever I wanted, and to spend my time in a more intentional way–something you could not do when you’re enrolled in school or employed in an office.

This month–actually this year–I was able to appreciate all the blessings that I have more and more. Especially in terms of seeing the people and things that I have only once prayed for now come to life and manifested in front of me. Even though there are times when things are not perfect and moments when I am challenged, I know that there is beauty in the way things are. The smile on my baby’s face, the way I say, “I love you”, to my partner and the way he replies, “I love you”, back, the times we spend together as a family… I just breathe in and breathe out deeply out of overwhelming joy because I am aware of how I currently have and am going through the things that I’ve only once wished for. And for that I will always be thankful.

Coding

For coding, I am still on my way to a JavaScript certification.

It’s going well so far, I’m happy to report. I have gone through Basic Javascript, ES6, Debugging, Regular Expressions, and I just recently completed Basic Data Structures. Little by little, I am beginning to really appreciate the new syntax and programming updates in JavaScript that I have not been able to appreciate before back in around 2007.

Writing

Actually, I almost forgot that I was going to make this update for the middle of April 2019. Good thing that I remembered so now I am dictating this through my phone because my baby is by my side wanting to get my attention, which I think it’s a little endearing and cute.

So that’s a check for writing for me for this month. And on the Instagram front, I am trying to post every day but yesterday I was not able to post because I just wasn’t ready to post anything at that time. Actually, I already have posts in line for each day in advance but I just felt like it wasn’t a good day for me to post and I was battling with myself with what the caption for my post was going to be.

On top of that, I have a few distractions during the day but not distractions that I did not want. I really, really liked yesterday because I was able to spend time with my family, run some errands, and just have a little more fun in general. I think distractions are good every once in a while and I think having fun is not just an option but a requirement for all of us. Because working without having fun is like imprisoning yourself at your own will.

Yoga

I was able to practice yoga at least four times during the first half of this month which is very good progress for me. But I still hope to practice daily because I feel so much better when I do so. I hope to continue more regularly throughout the rest of this year.

Conclusion

I am really loving that I’m just able to speak through my phone and create a post at the same time. I feel like I’m taking the productivity/ efficiency thing to a new level with this audio-to-text feature. There have been times during the month that I was not so motivated to learn to code and I was very much tempted to stop coding altogether and just focus on other things. But I remembered my goals at the beginning of the year and I remembered wanting this so bad. And I realized that things will never always feel perfect. There will always be days when I just don’t feel like doing the things that I have to to do even if I love the thing that I’m doing. And that’s okay because life is like a roller coaster–sometimes I’m up and sometimes I’m down. And it just so happened that there were down times during the first half of this month but that’s fine. The important thing is to keep doing what you want to do to bring your goals to life.