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Alexa  Daily anecdotes of a 22 year old backend software engineer/computer scientist. Moonshot fiend ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Spent like a good 7 hours โ˜•๏ธ at @wework helping a friend with his electron app MVP and trying to group, render and move SVG elements in a non shitty way (which is harder that we thought and also me and web tech is a special relationship ๐Ÿ’ป). Side (if anyone is reading this far) question of then day: what are your biggest pain points with Git and Git clients (any input appreciated) ๐Ÿ’ป 200717.

Celebrating my second day not in gym clothes + ponytail since I joined the gym (winning big over here today โœ…). Naturally it wouldn't be a @thecodeness post without my laptop ๐Ÿ’ป, so I thought I'd make sure y'all see it in case you were concerned, 190717 (posting this from an uber ๐Ÿš—, stuck in traffic and fashionably (no such thing) late to a reunion with a ex-coworker from King).

SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE LIFE TIME (in a non-stressed, excited for life kind of way) - I feel like I have done a full 360 in the last 2 months, from "find-yourself-traveling" to "let-me-just-die-here-sleeping-burnout" and back to "kill-them-with-entrepreneurship-avocado-fitness-and-meditation-worshiping" only to again realize that the only way to get it ALL done and not to stagnate is to be a human machine ๐Ÿค–so... am I going to make the same errors again or was this was my "success formula" all along? STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ. Although, jokes aside I've learned a lot about how I'm going to avoid total collapse again, so I think iteration 2 will be much better. Nonetheless, when you think about it, you're supposed to mediate, eat well, go to the gym, read books, stay up to date with new tech, read articles, kill it at work, socialize, sleep for at least 8 hours, drink water, enjoy a hobby, keep learning, maintain a relationship, walk...the list goes on! I else to do all this but with a rigorous formula for life? 180717 (edit: if I die prematurely I'm going to be really pissed off).

"The candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long" - I sure learned that lesson the hard way. However, post burnout and taking the time to do simple things like breathe, sleep, eat, socialize and exercise has worked miracles! So ready to work, get on top of C++ and tackle some serious personal projects, 130717. ๐Ÿ’ปโšก๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ(edit: hang tight, I will reply to DMs at some point)

Workspace for today ๐Ÿ’ปโ˜•๏ธ, 070717.

I wasn't kidding when I said I'd make a workstation out of FedEx boxes...just moving problems ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ“ฆ (I know, where do I put my legs, no idea, I'm literally taking each day as it comes). This girl can't wait on IKEA to start working/coding, 030717 ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

Day 12, on the smallest imaginable footbridge over a cliff in Hawkstone Park, repping @github and HIKING in motorcycle ๐Ÿ leathers in insane heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ because logic defeats me. Day 42 of battling complete burnout, hoping to get life into second gear tomorrow and start getting ish done โœ… 020717 (edit: also all programmer stereotypes bar the obvious can GTFO, one photo at a time in our community on @instagram which makes me so happy) (edit edit: also, motorcycle hair).

Day 10 of freedom (technically, unemployment until I start my new software engineering job in August) #whatsideprojects

So in the last month I have travelled 33,386km (the circumference of the earth is 40,076km for reference) โœˆ๏ธ. Pictured: my new workstation, jk. I just moved out of my old place (finally no more spider ๐Ÿ•ท kingdom) only to discover that all of my possessions fit into precisely 4 boxes (pictured above) - minimalist, always who needs "things" when you can write code. Settling down into London, new friends and old who are here, hit me up I'm taking bookings ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’•, 260617.

Someone gave me a degree and hood (finally) โœ…, 210617.

Taken in ๅ…ญๆœฌๆœจใƒ’ใƒซใ‚บ, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต #views that make you rethink everything ๐Ÿ’ญ๐ŸŒˆ. Something that made me laugh this week: "at times the universe does seem to have singled you out for unique abuse" - American Gods 1x02, I think we can all relate ๐Ÿ˜‚. It's actually a great show. In the times we live in, the last thing I want to watch is a realistic political, war or crime show - it's all too close to my reality. Instead, enjoy the "magic" and philosophy in the former โœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ, 090617.

What's YOUR superpower? If I was a superhero, mine would be MOONSHOT THINKING ๐Ÿ’ญ๐ŸŒ™. Why? A "moonshot" is an ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking project undertaken without any expectation of near-term profitability or personal benefit. In my eyes, this may be a key ๐Ÿ”‘ power of a modern-day superhero - my mentors/heroes/role-models in the domain of science and technology have all taken huge personal and professional risks for the sake of innovation and progress of society as a whole. More so, what I love most about thinking as a process, is that it is indeed a power, a deeply personal experience far detached from any outward judgements. Thus, with a little moonshot thinking and some code, anything is indeed possible! #wonderwoman #MadeWithCode

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