Why I write


Writing is one of the few times I can take my tangled mess of ideas in my head into one coherent summary

It helps me make sense of what I'm experiencing in the world.

It helps me process and learn new things

It helps me gain perspective by writing about myself in third person - much like I would talking to a friend

I write for myself. Not for anyone else. I consider it a personal mental care hobby. Ergo, the best piece of advice I receive comes from myself - after internally processing many different other perspectives. The more perspectives I process - the better advice I give to myself, in the form of writing

And I need alot of advice. Because I'm always in challenging, uncomfortable and growth driven situations many times

Additional notes

  • It's important to get perspectives outside of your traditional bubbles. E.g. internet forums, close friends, books, youtube, etc just to name a few
  • Sometimes it's good to be in a comfort zone. And sometimes in uncomfortable situations. Balance and moderation are key
  • Build your network of people you trust to share more private struggles/challenges

Other inspirational quotes from a random book online

Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times

Hi 👋

I'm Vincent Tang, a web developer specializing in modern Javascript. This website is my digital garden of notes on backend, frontend, and devops! I'm the founder of Tampa Devs and I also run a coding podcast called Code Chefs