After reading a few tweets over the last few days, I learned about this thing called Nerdlution. Normally, I don't subscribe to such "nerdy" undertakings, but this one struck my fancy due to its start date and the ability to encompass more than one goal. Plus, having undertaken two whole jobs for the price of one :(, the sarcastic side of me spoke to my gluttonous side and decided that there's no such thing as "too much". While most may select one or two things to focus on for the next 50 days, I find myself choosing 3 equally important things to do. Maybe it's the overachiever in me, maybe I was just bored. Who knows?
1. Read one chapter a day
I read less now, as a 30-year-old, than I ever have in my whole life. This fact alone is really sad when you couple it with the fact that I have over 3 dozen books that I've only opened once (maybe). That being said, this Nerdlution, will force me to finish those books that I can't believe I ever put down, and pick up those books that I've forgotten all about.
One chapter at a time, I'll likely be able to finish at least 3 or 4 books over the next 50 days. On a really nerdy note, I just finished the book Lean In, today:)
2. Write daily
For the last 6 years, I've been trying to write two books. One is about the unbelievable events of one's life; the other is about all of the ridiculous stuff that happens in airports. Writing daily will help me get a little closer to completing both of these books.
The thing that I love about writing is that the very act of writing can encompass so many different forms. Over the next 50 days, I'll focus on writing chapters and vignettes for my books, I'll write blog posts (for work) every Tuesday and Thursday, I'll build my online portfolio and update my resume, and lastly, I'll compose the many short and long responses for my Google Certified Trainer application.
This Nerdlution couldn't possibly be complete without the inclusion of some simple coding practice. Ever since I began to code over the summer, I've found myself dreaming of creating apps. and building websites. Just imagine all of the doors that can be opened when one learns to code. There's such a movement in education right now centered on the topic of coding, that it would be a crying shame to miss out on learning this new skill.
Whelp, off to coding now. I wish you all a successful 50 days of Nerdlution!