Marking Off My ‘To-Do’ List
Coding Challenges, Writing Challenges
There is something particularly satisfying about marking things off your to-do list. This is especially true when it takes an extra special effort to get certain ones removed. For example, I have a Goodwill box sitting in the back of my car which has been there since we moved a year ago. Well, actually it lived in our living room for 6 months, then it was allocated to my trunk. I really should drop it off already. It is on my to-do list after all.
Before you brand me as lazy, let’s remember that I have a full-time job, I do freelance writing work, I’m always learning something new (both for me and to enhance my career), and I have a home with kids and a partner. So you can imagine what my lengthy to-do lists (yup, plural) consist of. It is all about prioritizing. And while I could bore you with talk of bills, taxes, my inability to drop off donations, and my upcoming oil change, I think I’ll just stick with the more interesting and productive tasks.
Alternately, I have a few writing-related courses I’ve enrolled in on Udemy. As I finish one, I move it (and any coding related courseware) into a completed folder in my browser favorites. Seeing the folder grow, and in turn, taking those items off my to-do list provides me with a wonderful feeling of accomplishment.
My goals, in terms of taking these writing courses and challenges, is to 1. write more often, more so for me (following a Scorching Case of Writer’s Block). And 2. improve the quality of my writing. While I’ve done research-heavy, healthcare related content work, it doesn’t fuel the creative bug nearly as much and dabbling with fiction or blogging. That’s the muscle I need to work. My inspiration, in the last few years, has been zilch.
Anyway, I have to run out to mail a clothing return that has been sitting in the corner of my bedroom for the last 3 months. Who says I don’t get stuff done? ;) Have an awesome, productive weekend all!