For the first time today, I felt like I was doing what the masses normally do on a Saturday. Sleep in, wake up and putz around on the laptop, realize 2 hours have passed and I still haven’t eaten, grab lunch and walked around downtown before coming home.
Even though I gave myself the first half of the day off, I caught myself subconsciously thinking about code. I was also thinking about how I should go about prepping for Phase 3. Basically, I was thinking about code when I said I’d take a break. I’ll take it as a good sign.
I’m already thinking about how I’m going to fill my days after DBC is over. I was worried that there wouldn’t be something specific that I’d be interested in diving deeper in after everything is set and done and I do have a couple of things I’d like to learn more about and I’m excited to get the time to sit down and slowly sponge it all up.
Phase 1 and 2 have come and gone. Before we know it, phase 3 is going to start and end just as quickly. I have ambivalent feelings about the end of DBC. On one hand, I welcome a reprieve from the intense pressure-cooker environment but on the other, I will not get to be in an environment that makes us learn faster than we ever thought we could and I won’t get to hang out with my fellow boots. I suppose this sentimentality will be out the window once we hit the ground sprinting come Monday and we won’t have any capacity left to think but only to learnlearnlearn cos we are going to be on the gogogo.
I’m looking forward to sleeping in again tomorrow. Sleeping in has become such a luxury since we started at DBC, it’s so nice not having to wake up to an alarm.