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Periklis Gkolias

thank for your prompt reply Helen. Looks like I will need both eventually.

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Davide de Paolis

thanks Helen. it's really amazing what you are doing. working full time, AWS certification and blog posts every week ( i am been writing a blogpost each week since february and it requires a lot of effort and time..). Since I imagine you also have a private life, I am wondering how many hours you sleep? :-)

right now i am pretty busy with the blog and with public speaking training + always a little bit of German + i recently bought a guitar and i would like to learn how to play.. I have definitely too many interests and goals... maybe over the winter or beginning next year i will jump onto the Solutions Architect.. will see .

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Helen Anderson Author

Sleep is definitely lacking at times :)

I set myself a goal to publish a quality post a week for a year, and while it's been incredibly rewarding I could do with some time to put into the Certification study. I'll be dropping back to once a fortnight after August to get this done by the end of the year. Hopefully.

That's awesome that you are committing to language studies and public speaking training as well. Sometimes I find it hard to narrow down what I want to learn about because it all looks so interesting. About a month ago I realised just how many articles, udemy courses, and videos on were on my to-do list. I've deleted or archived all of them to get rid of the mental pressure that I have all this work to do and no time to do it all.

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Davide de Paolis

yeah well... I moved from Milan (Italy) to Hamburg (Germany) 6 years ago and learning the language is a must - even though I work in a fully English speaking company (actually that is exactly the problem with learning German - I speak English at work, and Italian at home, so exposure to German is very limited) . I try to read and watch as much content as I can in German - not really "deliberate practice" so far.
Yep. Everythings looks so interesting. ( i wrote about it here). At some point, you have to choose and prioritise.
Keep up with it! :-)

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Helen Anderson Author

Oh wow ... we're on exactly the same page. Great post!