So, I’ve never actually made my own personal site. I’ve always wanted one. Especially being a software developer, everyone should have one right? Being a designer and a developer goes so well together that building my own site is a must! But being a perfectionist makes that really hard.

Being a developer, and not having your own website is like:

  • being a chef, and only making cheese sandwiches for dinner 🍴
  • being a builder, and just living in a tent ⛺️
  • being a dentist, and never brushing your own teeth 😁
  • You get the picture…

I find being a perfectionist and a designer really tough. I always end up coming back to designs after a couple of weeks wanting to redo them from scratch all over again. This constant battle can make it hard to finish anything – let alone your own personal site, which is meant to represent your own personal style and brand!

But I really want to challenge myself to make sure I ship stuff, and at least get something out the door, even when I’m not completely happy with it!

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

I suppose this quote could be applied to this scenario. I mean it’s fairly obvious, but if I never finish anything, then I’ll never ship anything!

The wise words of Shia LaBeouf (... and Nike)

The amount of Medium posts and podcasts I listen to that always talk about just finishing what you start and putting it out there… I have finally decided that enough is enough, and I will do something about it!

I have decided to start out small - step by step. As long as I’m doing something towards it, I will eventually get there right? So today I am writing this post, and have also given myself a set time of 2 hours to begin the design on the site!! (More to come on that in a future post – at least that’s the plan)

I’m writing this right now as I’m at the very beginning of the process, it won’t come out until I actually build the blog. So if you are reading this, then YAY 🎉 it means I actually completed it, which I suppose is a big deal for me! Stay tuned, hopefully there will be a lot more here to come.

Just Ship it!