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Consistency is Hard

It is only the third day since I started my writing challenge and I already almost missed a day.

I didn't feel like writing so me explaining why that is the case will count towards my writing for the day. (Ahh, the powers that come with being the one to set the rules—but I digress.)

I woke up this morning around my usual time, 6:00AM sharp. I then immediately jumped on Twitter to scope out the day's hottest stocks. For the past three months I have been trading small-cap stocks using Robinhood (note to self: this could be a good future topic).

I trade for a couple hours then prepare for my day, doing tasks like eating breakfast, brushing my teeth, and showering. Once finished with all that, I start work right around 9AM.

Work has been incredibly fun and interesting lately. For the past five weeks or so the frontend team has been busy tackling a few different Jira epics that encapsulate some cool new features.

I only stepped away from my work laptop a few minutes ago to start writing this. I have a headache from staring at screens all day as I so tend to do. I really ought to get out of the house more often during this shelter-in-place.

A combination of a headache and mushy brain after work is the reason why I did not feel like writing.

But isn't that the point of a challenge? Nobody said it would be easy, and if it was, everyone would be doing it. Just have to push through!

Cedric Amaya

Written by Cedric Amaya, a software engineer who enjoys occasionally taking a break from coding to write about what is on his mind. You should follow him on Twitter.