Getting a start on New Years

Yeah, it’s December, but I was waxing nostalgic this morning as I rocked my 4 month-old son at 5:15 in the morning. I thought back to what I was hoping to accomplish this year and taking stock in whether I had achieved any of those goals or, more likely, did they change.

From there, I really just stopped thinking for a moment, tried to doze off for a little bit, and then woke up again to a different thought. This time, what do I want to accomplish in the next 90 days, which happens to contain the New Year?

Mainly, it is a similar goal to most years for me: learn how to program. I still haven’t achieved this goal, so I refined it down a little bit more for myself. What do I, SPECIFICALLY, want to accomplish in the next 90 days. After playing around with some lofty goals, I decided to force myself into a reality check … let’s set a really small goal and accomplish that first before we get ahead of ourselves (that was myself talking to … myself).

“Alright, self,” my self said, “so where do we want to go from here?”

That’s when it hit me: I had a goal sitting right there, started but never finished, which would work very nicely to get the ball rolling.

Enter Learn Ruby The Hard Way.

I am a few exercises in, started and then aborted maybe a month back, and the kind of goal I need to achieve to get some momentum going for myself. It is very simple (in concept) and something that I can achieve if I just put myself to it.

So there you have it: in the next 90 days I aim to finish Learn Ruby the Hard Way. After that, my selves shall reconvene to figure out what is next.