Why I started posting on Medium, Anchor, and YouTube

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I’ve been meaning to write for a very long time now. Last year, I successfully wrote for about 30 straight days. Most days, I did not want to write anything. I felt like I had nothing to discuss. I’ve never been a big fan of writing. I was never very good at it in high school and majoring as an engineer, well opportunities to improve my writing were far and rare. Once I became a professional engineer, I quickly realized that there’s a lot of writing involved. As an engineer, I have to write reports, I have to write bugs, and I have to write presentations to leadership. There’s a lot of writing and communication overall that has to happen every single day. One of my biggest regrets now is not focusing on those English classes I thought I would never need because I was going to be an Engineer and I just needed to be good at math.

Enter this journey I’ve started to post on Medium, Anchor, and YouTube. All three mediums force me to write and communicate. The more I write and communicate, the better I get at it. I want to get significantly better at writing and communicating overall because it is so important. No matter what you do in life, you have to interact with other humans. Communication, whether it’s written, verbal, or non-physical, is important for healthy societies. You need to learn and know how to work with people. You need to learn and know how to express your ideas and work with the diverse ideas that everyone else has.

I’m personally going to hold myself accountable to just express myself over these mediums. I’m in the middle of starting up my own business and I really need to master communication. I need to be able to teach folks, collaborate with folks, and most importantly, work with people that do not necessarily agree with my ideas. The internet is full of people that present opportunities in which you’ll be challenged by people that don’t agree with you. There’s a lot of hate of in the internet, and I believe that by putting myself out there, I’ll learn to cope with those people. I’m not going to lie, in the couple months I’ve been trying to break into this area, I’ve had a few people that clearly don’t show support in what I’m doing. And that’s fine. I’m learning to deal with those people every day.

So, join me in my journey and follow me so you can stay current with my progress. This time, things are going to be different. This time, I will meet all my milestones. This time, I’m going to make it to the finish line that I’ve set for myself. Onward!

I’m an engineer working professionally in San Diego, CA. I’m trying to improve every day and use this space to document. Connect: apetech.me/social

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