Week 2 went well! It was filled with contributing, reporting bugs, and joining the Ember a11y community!
Many of you have asked to detail my morning schedule while I learn so here we go:
Every morning, I complete at least one hour of Ember before jumping into my weekly task. Monday was a little rough, though! As I was preparing to start, I heard a slack ping. Can't be! It's 5 am. I thought it would be a quick little peek; however, the quick peek turned into a long stare. I forgot that I was on the clock! What do you mean by "on the clock" Lenora?
Well, I turn on my timer for one hour at 5:00 am, and I completed my hardest task. My hardest task is reading. For some reason, I don't like it; however, it isn't about what I like. I would rather push myself into great habits than habits that won't pay dividends later in my future. To set the mood, I light my lavender oil burner, turn on my lo-fi hip-hop beats, and I READ OUT LOUD! Yes, you read that right. I read my book out loud as if I'm teaching a kindergarten class filled with eager learners. If I read silently, I start thinking about conversations I'll have later, I start practicing, and then I forget that I was reading. Reading out loud, forcing me to listen to myself, read, comprehend, and be present in that reading moment.
Around 6:00 am, my timer goes off, and I set my timer again for another hour. At this time, I open VS Code, my PDF version of Rock & Roll with Ember JS, my notes, and I get started. So, back to my point earlier, I was pinged about a particular task, and I said to myself, "This will just take one minute." However, it took 30 minutes. When I looked back at my timer, I realized I was on the clock. Being that I can't cheat the grind, I added 30 minutes to the clock, turned off all notifications, laid my phone on its face, and read aloud as if I was teaching someone again. It is a constant battle, but keeping my mind on task is so hard at times.
Around this time, I'll finally brush my teeth. Yup, you read that right too. I do all of my hard tasks before brushing my teeth. Very disgusting; however, it is my mouth, my crusty eyes, my odor, and my space. My morning routine includes a bit of yoga, breakfast, chatting with my mom or dad, a little social media, and cleaning my area to start my day.
I start my workday! I review all of the Github PRs I've been mentioned in, I review QUIP docs or anything I'll need to add my input, and then I check email. I write out my daily analog To-Do List, and I get to work!
That's enough about my schedule; however, I hope that helps anyone curious.
This week, I planned to attend the Ember a11y Strike Team meeting, which was amazing! I'm biased, but I think Melanie Sumner is one of the most helpful people I know. Whenever she is doing something, I try to participate because I know it would be a safe and welcoming environment. I am very particular about the spaces I join. Melanie's spaces are always roomy, beginner-friendly, and open. She even does amazing with long pauses, and yes, I'm taking notes. Anyway, I've grabbed some task that I think would be awesome to tackle. With my encouraging co-worker Jamie White, I'll be addressing some Ember Template Lint work! I've also been reporting bugs to the Rock and Roll with Ember JS Book. Balint has a place on Github where you can report bugs. I appreciate that for sure! Even if you are not sure, you should still report what you see. It may turn into a learning moment, or it may be a bug!
Welp, this is getting long, so I think I should probably go now. Happy learning!
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