Yesterday I got home from work with the intention of working on a techie side project of mine. There are all sorts of good reasons to do that.
My side project is pretty cool. I won't describe it here because it's part of my vanilla life, which I try to keep separate. But once I get this thing working it could actually make me a little money on the side.
Plus, it's great practice, which in turn is good for my career. I get to work with technologies I want, and then show them off to potential employers.
But I wasn't feeling it.
I got on the phone with my brother, who is a tireless supporter for me. He's often the emotional kickstand for my brain bicycle, I lean on him when I need to pause and asses which direction I want to go next.
He asked me to spend just 10 minutes on the project. Just tinker a bit.
I did. That 10 minutes turned into about three hours of fulfilling work.
Thanks, brother. Love you.