Goal 1: Consume Less, Create More
As a new web developer, it is really easy to get lost trying to absorb everything that you come across. At one point during the web development immersive program I definitely had at least 50+ tabs open about tutorials, technologies, and documents that I wanted to look into. It took me a while to realize it, but I was absorbing way too much information without implementing it. Tutorials are a good thing to do, but you should not spend all of your time doing them. I’m a hands on and visual learner, so I learn more whenever I work on a project that I am passionate about. Which brings me to my next goal.
Goal 2: Focus On Mastery
Goal 3: Blog Once A Week
There are many reasons why I decided to start a blog:
- To become a better writer
- To become a better thinker
- To inspire others
- To interact and meet new people
However, the main reason why I decided to start a blog was to track my progress as a developer. “Life is about the journey, not the destination.” I would like to look back a year from now to see how far I’ve come. My plan is to write a blog post once a week.
Goal 4: Learn More Through Teaching
I believe that explaining a concept really does help you get a better grasp of it. We all have an intuitive sense of what makes a thorough explanation, but we often neglect to generate one for ourselves. For me personally, I feel that I won’t know something very well until I am able to explain it to someone else. In order for me to do this I want to start a youtube channel that is centered around web development and design. I may not accomplish this goal in 2015, but I am very, very interested in teaching others.