Just a few of the inspirational and thoughtful stories and quotes I ran across this week. Come across any of your own that you'd like to share? I'm always looking for something interesting to read...
How I Built 180 Websites in 180 days and became a YC Fellowship Founder
Ever had the guts to just walk away from stability and go find your passion? Not me. Jen Dewalt quit her job, poured her energy into programming in a way I can't even imagine, and gained some great experiences along the way. This reminds me alot of the 100 days of code challenges, but the stakes were just slightly higher!
How does Quincy Larson (of FreeCodeCamp) make money?
I like to think I give a little back. When I have a side project, I'll post it on GitHub for others to use. I've helped with a couple projects. I answer a few questions on StackOverflow. I do nothing. Quincy Larson created and maintains FreeCodeCamp, has built up a huge community of developers and those who need developers, and (I just found out) he does it at a loss.
A Better Way to Compare Yourself
Have you ever looked at something someone else has built, or admired a skillset someone has, and decided that (cool as it is) you'll never be there so hey wonder if there's anything new on YouTube today? I have a few times.. this week. Tanner Christensen offers a reality check and some sensible advice for how to close the gap between where we are and where we want to be.
"One of the greatest gifts you can give anybody is the gift of your honest self."
~ Mr Rogers, everyone's grandpa
"Boredom is an anticipatory form of being dead."
~ Thomas C. Oden, Methodist theologian and author
"[Yesterday's] regrets ... are keeping you from holding onto the possibility that you can contribute even more tomorrow."
~ Seth Godin, motivational speaker/author