Side projects. Doing things outside one’s normal set of tasks and responsibilities for the sake of curiosity or contribution.
They’re famously known for sparking major life transitions. A change in careers, new relationships, or starting a successful company.
It’s taken me quite a while to start a side project of my own.
Part of that is because my job takes a lot of time. And it often takes me down rabbit holes of learning and creation that in a way, feel similar to side projects.
I also consume a lot of content from others in my spare time, so the bar for what my own side project should be becomes unreachable. My info-sphere is surrounded by people at the top of their domains. That can make starting my own thing feel miles off from those I admire.
And yet, here we are! For some reason, creating a personal website is the side project I’ve taken up.
Let’s see where this goes.
-Jan. 20th, 2022