Another month is about to end, and I’ve already run out of ideas to blog about LOL. Well, just kidding on this statement. But, it’s February, and we’ve finally survived the first month of 2018.
I haven’t been quite active in blogging lately, although I have been more active with my web dev learning blog as of late. I put up tutorials for Local by Flywheel and I’m currently working on an “preview” tutorial of WordPress’s upcoming default text editor, Gutenberg.
Other than that, I have been trying to get my focus back on things that are truly important, need to accomplish and master as early as possible, types of things. And so, here they are.
With #CNC2018, you get to choose one of the four challenges provided to you: #StartCoding, #CodeMore, #BlogMore, and #GetAJob. I started with #StartCoding first, and CodeNewbie will send you emails regarding your assignments for the challenge. Once you have completed your challenge, you can choose another one of the remaining three. I plan to do all of them, though #BlogMore would be my least priority. After all, as much as I can, I do try to blog what I’ve learned so far.
I’m on my way, and I’m having a ball!
What the heck is neuroplasticity? It’s a formal term that refers to rewiring your brain by redefining your brain’s neurons to find new connections, so that you can reset your brain to do new habits and refresh your outlook towards life itself. At least, that’s an example. More about neuroplasticity here.
Udemy was having their usual course sales and saw a neuroplasticity class as one of the top best-sellers. It may sound like this is a form of therapy for those who may have psychological distress and issues, but it can also apply to others who don’t. I got curious, purchased the course, and am now watching the first three videos. From the syllabus, it looks like there are activities and other exercises you can do to rewiring your mind. I thought that this may help me regain my focus on training, classes, and not get to distracted by my other hobbies (ie. video games, art, etc.), so I’m taking a chance.
I’ll probably write my progress regarding the neuroplasticity practice when I can, but that’ll come later.
February 14 to me isn’t Valentine’s Day. It’s our family’s anniversary day of immigrating here in America 31 years ago. Yes, folks, I have been living in the States for 31 years.
Unlike couples, we would celebrate this day by having a nice dinner out or have take-home and then we would have our own anniversary dinner party at home. Sometimes we would celebrate it on the weekend if the 14th falls on a weekday if needed. Still, we would celebrate it whenever we can.
This year though, I will be celebrating it alone haha. Parents will be in the Philippines, my brother and sister living here in the Bay Area will probably be busy with their work, and my other sister in L.A. will be… in L.A. And since I will be celebrating it alone, I’ll be sure I celebrate it with style.
… or I’ll probably just stay home, have fun, and sleep. I’m too old for parties now. 😁
Attending local meetups
I would have to admit that I seriously need to attend meetups more often. I look forward to attending my local PyLadies meetup, but so far I haven’t seen any updates just yet. I also have to attend my local WordPress meetup, as well as my female-friendly tech/coding meetups like GDI1 and WWC.
I also plan on attending a few of my art meetup groups that I recently signed up but haven’t really had the time to do so because they always take place at weekend mornings and I’m always busy during those weekend mornings.2 One day, I will participate and make my art!
The future of the “At Home” Linkup
After seeing that no one really participates in my linkup, regardless of how much I try to visit other people’s blogs, trying to plug it on social media, I felt that it would be a whole lot better if I would convert the At Home linkup into a monthly “column,” of sorts. In other words, I’ll keep on writing about my home in any type of topic, as long as it’s local, but that would be it. I will be shutting down my InLinkz account and just move on with standard blogging about the things I love from “home.”
Besides, I only get to talk about these “at home” things once a month. At times, I’d like to write about another one just a few days, or weeks, right after. Then it wouldn’t be a monthly “link up”. 😅
I’ve always believed that no matter where you’ve been throughout the world, there really isn’t any other place like home. Of course, opportunity will knock on your door and you take advantage of it, even if it’s away from your home. As an immigrant kid from 30 years ago, I always thought that because of my homesickness that I would end up going back to the Philippines when I got older and just settle back there. That didn’t happen, obviously, as I have found this new and wonderful small-town suburb a home. It’s not because I like the conditions here than over there, but it’s because I finally found my own true meaning of the word home.
Plus, I enjoy introducing many aspects and places that constitutes my home. The entire world will never know about Union City, just as much as they do with San Francisco or New York City or Los Angeles. It will never be like any of those big cities. I was never really a big city girl. I spent much of my young life in the outdoors and getting to know a lot of people living in my neighborhood and the neighborhoods within the vicinity. I could never have any of these things if I end up living in a big city. Not everyone shares this same view of home with me, not even my own siblings (they don’t live here at home with me and parents). And that’s okay. To each his/her own, after all. 😊
Another day for good ol’ blogging… and hopefully soon, more awesome photography to come.
Till next time!
On the sidenote...
- I have three local GDI groups – Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose [↩]
- work on Saturday, church on Sunday [↩]