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Loving Day-to-Day Learning + Exciting News!

alexlsalt profile image Alex Morton Updated on ・2 min read

This post was originally published on July 8, 2020 on my blog.

Oh man - I am excited today! I just got my residency card as a legal resident in France, y'all!!!!

When talking with my friend yesterday and she'd asked how long I'd been waiting on this, my response was "Five years...." (the amount of time I've been in France).

But in reality, the overall process has lasted more or less the past year or so.

This all goes back to me harping on and on about cultivating patience in each moment in our lives because, let me tell ya, this has been a long process but I tried to never let the idea of the outcome (altogether out of my control) affect how I conducted myself in my day-to-day life (altogether in my control).

Same goes for coding and learning to program. If we get so wrapped up in whatever outcome we're after (i.e. a new job/career, launching a popular app, starting a company, etc) that we don't embrace each joyful and frustrating moment of the day-to-day learning - I'd go so far as to say that it may not have all been truly worth it.

After all, once we achieve whatever it is we're seeking, we'll be so primed to move onto the next objective and start the whole process over again.

Embrace the day-to-learning. Don't get too wrapped up in the outcome of whatever it is you're currently seeking. And just live a damn good life.

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Hello! I'm Alex and I'm a self-taught web developer, writer, and speaker. I also host The Ladies Code Collective Podcast > www.ladiescodecollective.com Let's be friends on Twitter!

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