Brain dump

Sun Apr 28 2024

Pursuing goals, new learnings and projects

Recent learnings that I should apply to my life

A month ago, while waiting for our flight to Mallorca, I came across a book in the airport called Ikigai and was intrigued by it. I don't usually read books, so I didn't think much about it.

Fast forward a week later and I was still thinking about it - so I bought the book. It's about the term Ikigai and how it is incorporated into Japanese daily life.

Here are some lessons to be learned I have picked up when reading it:

I think these can be applied to life slowly but surely, to be content with what we have and to be able to build on it. Moving towards where we want to be is the stage that we need to appreciate and value.

Upcoming projects and new tech-stack

Some time ago, I was recommended to use a certain tech stack for private projects by a great individual. So far I really like it, I've implemented it and am playing around with parts of it. When I get further along with the project I'm planning, I'll probably talk about it.

I tend not to finish projects I start, it's a bad habit I need to break. The reason for this is a mixture of laziness and dissatisfaction with what the end product might be - the thought that it's not good enough stops me from continuing. Of course, this shouldn't be an excuse, which is why I need to get rid of this habit as I mentioned.

Another project I'm going to start soon, which I'm sure I'll finish, is a neat and simple e-commerce store for a relative of mine. More on that when there is a finished product.

Couple other updates

As one can quickly tell, I try out a lot of things and drop them just as quickly. I stopped learning linear algebra, it just didn't grab my attention. To be fair, I didn't spend more than a week or two on it, maybe I should have invested more time.

On a positive note, I am now interested in matcha and watches. How long that will last, I don't know. For now, I'm enjoying gradually learning more about these two subjects.

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