Today was alright. I've been doing some leetcode practice problems and found myself very frustrated at the concept they were testing. Had it been normal python I could have solved it in one or two lines but they used their own object/class for the problem. It took most of my time to figure out so I didn't do a whole lot else. I did take the time to set up a couple github repositories to better explore the two datasets I mentioned last week. I didn't do much of anything with one as I would want to do text vectorization, which I didn't feel like doing today. The other I did some cleaning and ran a basic ordinary least squares regression to create a model. Without any tuning I am already accounting for approx. 27% of the variance.
Today was a bit rough. Woke up two hours early to a knock at my door. I needed to move two cars that were in the way of the workers here to fix the roof. So not only did I lose some sleep, I had no chance of falling back to sleep with all the banging going on. Not that I blame them for doing their job, it just adds to the stress of my day. I did great on my practice problems today, so that was nice. I tried a new strategy for reaching out for jobs and already got a reply. All I did was search for some key words on Linkedin to find hiring managers actively seeking job applicants. I highly recommend it as I have found just how helpful it can be.
Today was a good day. Even with it being rainy, and my car needing some fixing, I still had a good day. I got my daily problems out of the way earlier in the morning. Instead of giving my cousin a ride to work, I went out for lunch for sushi with him and his friends. We discussed a plethora of things but something that stands out is data. It was a bunch of nerds discussing how to properly analyze Pokémon data. Sadly on the way home my cars breaks went out and I had to utilize the E-brake to avoid getting towed. I brought in my car and it will hopefully be fixed by the end of tomorrow. After coming home I applied for a couple jobs and set up a bullet-point script for a mock interview tomorrow. Even though today was supposed to be focused on learning and the technical side of things, I found myself being pulled away from it by other responsibilities.
Normally you would find Thursday and Friday here with a conclusion that summarizes how my week went. Obviously that didn't happen. At the end of now last week (I am writing this the following Monday), I found myself distracted from my personal responsibilities. Wednesday was the last day I followed a routine and as you can see, it affected me. I strive to be the best I can be but also recognize that I don't need to be perfect. Just because I didn't follow through for a few days doesn't make me any less worthy of patience, respect and love. It is simply my responsibility to move forward learning from my mistakes.