SOTU

The last few months have been a whirlwind.  The last few weeks have been a blur, and the last few days have been crazy as well.  That’s the summary if someone asks me how I have been doing.

The result of all these stuff is that I’ve ever been in a passive mode, trying to resolve things as they come, and not really proactively plan and deal with things.

I’ve tried a bunch of different ways to stay organized and productive, and I’ve met with some success, but still, at the end of the day, I feel like I’m not really making that much of a  difference.

One of the recent changes I have done successfully is to get back to the gym.  I do want to lose these belly fat that has been with me since I was 20.  And I love the energy boost.  So more cardio time at the gym, but in exchange, my mornings have not been as productive because I choose to go to the gym vs working extra at home.

Life happens in the most unexpected ways, and I embrace the unexpected things, but I do want to start changing how I work, and how I can sustain the level of required productivity without getting burnt-out.

Because of the workload, programming has stopped being fun and it’s become a chore.  My thinking shifted from enjoying the creative side of programming work into thinking about how much stuff left I still have to finish.  Coding is my hobby, and if I don’t get to enjoy my hobby, then what gives?

I’m toying with a few ideas in my head about building a universal task-organizer that can work at a personal level, but also at a small/mid-size team level.  I’ve tried a lot of tools, but they all lack of something (ease of use, pricing, ability to work with a team setting, and with multiple teams).  It will be my next pet project.

My next immediate goals are:

  1. clean up my todos, both personal and work this week.
  2. get back to enjoying coding with working on pet projects for fun and to develop a better set of tools for my own using.
  3. finding my pace to have a better life balance.

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