Creative Frustration

I have a problem. Quite simply: I very rarely finish things. Sometimes this "problem" is helpful to me, other times it is incredibly frustrating. Below I have listed some pros and cons of my current approach to personal projects. This post does not provide much of a solution, but is more of a reflective exercise.


  • Explore a wide range of new technologies.
  • Think about a ton of different projects.


  • Get in to funks because of "I'm never going to finish this, why even start."
  • Rarely develop very deep understand of technologies I experiment with.



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