10,000 Word Week

This is a 10,000 word week — more of a statement than a challenge really.  Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time programming.  I work an 8 – 9 hour day, come home, work on another programming project.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy programming.  I like the feeling of creating something, of solving problems.  Each programming project comes with a long list of little puzzles.  I get a lot of fulfillment out of programming.  It is to me what carpentry is to my dad.    I like creating things and I can’t help that.

But I never wanted to be a full-time programmer.  I always wanted it to just be a hobby — maybe a job.  Now it’s my life.  It slowly creeped into my free moments and into my resting thoughts.  Maybe programming is addictive to me.  I suppose that’s a good thing considering it’s my job.

I’m just tired of it also being my life.  So this week I’m stomping on the brakes.  My free time won’t be spent programming, not this week.  This week I’m going to write 10,000 words.  Some of them will be in the form of blogs, others in stories, letters, research papers (maybe).  I may even write an osm tutorial.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done that.

I’ll be periodically posting my progress here.  (215 down in this blog post.)

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