Brayden Haws

March 7, 2023

Scratchpad Scribbles: Staring Into The Dip

I've been thinking a lot about the dip lately. I've known that I am there with both learning python and writing. And so fa,r I have been telling myself that it is worth getting through the dip on both. But I've changed my mind today. 

When I think about learning python, I have big plans in mind. I have projects I want to build. And plans to start a company of my own. Looking down the road, getting through the dip makes sense.

Writing is different. I spent last year becoming a better writer. And decided to ramp that up this year by writing daily. But now I am feeling the dip. And looking forward here, I don't see much to push me through the dip. I don't have any projects or ambitions that are waiting on me to become a better writer. And I am already writing in a style that I like. So I'm ready to quit this dip.

Writing is still important to me, so it's not going away. I'll still be writing personally every day. And then writing a public post once a week. That will let me keep shaping my style and saying what I want. But I can also reinvest the time to get better at coding.

I have a hard time quitting anything I start, but in this case not fighting the dip makes sense, so it's on to better things.

About Brayden Haws

Healthcare guy turned tech wannabe. Doing product stuff at Grow. Building Utah Product Guild⚒️. Created the PM A.M. Newsletter. Curated the Patchwork PM Bible. Constantly tinkering on my 🛻. Occasionally writing poor takes on product strategy and technology.

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