I feel great this morning! I went to bed early last night and got up early this morning. Benjamin Franklin, back in the day, had an old saying: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” I have to say I agree with that. I certainly feel so much better going to bed early and getting up early after getting at least 8 hours sleep. I think because I chose a reasonable hour to go to bed and a reasonable hour to get up, it helps make me feel soooooo much better and on top of that, I feel energized and ready to go. I can just feel it that I am truly ready to work and feel great and I think this will no doubt make me much more productive today.
One goal I need to work is losing some weight. I lost some weight some time ago and then I just hit a plateau. So, right now, I am trying to break that plateau. Losing and managing weight has always been a challenge for me and I am sure it’s challenge for a lot of people out there. I will do some walking today. Another reason why it’s been a challenge for me to break the plateau I am on is the fact as an entertainer, I do a great deal of traveling. When you are on the road, traveling to gigs a lot, it’s very difficult to lose weight and it’s very easy to gain weight. I know a lot of truck drivers face this very same issue. It’s very tough for truck drivers to stay healthy because of the fact they are on the road all the time.
Yet, I have a computer science degree. A Bachelor of Science in computer science. But really to be a good computer programmer and do it well, in my opinion, you need to be an introvert. Introverts are much better suited for computer programming because you have to spend an incredible amount of time in front of a computer screen writing code all the time. Sure, you might have to deal with program managers or have meetings to go over software requirements, but at the end of the day, the productive computer programmers are introverts who spend most of their life in front of a computer. The best computer programmers I met wrote their own stuff on their own free time and that’s what made them great programmers and command a decent salary from private companies.
Me, I am an extrovert. I am a people person and I am very outgoing so because of this, I am not well suited for computer programming despite the fact I have a computer science degree. Funny how that works sometimes how people go to school and study a field and then never even go into their field after graduating college. I will say though, I am glad I got a college education and it was well worth it given that I graduated debt free thanks to the GI Bill. Most people are not as fortunate to graduate debt free from college. It’s very tough to do these days and I feel for those who are in a lot of debt to student loans. Anyway, because I am an extrovert, I enjoy the performing arts much better and entertaining people and just talking to people. I am more of a people person and so, I think I am most certainly better suited to the entertainment arts such as the art of magic for example. Well, I think this is a good spot to end this blog post here. Kinda glad to get in a good blog post this time. Much easier to do with going to bed early and getting up early in the morning.