I like doing complex things that put myself at the edge of my capabilities. I love challenging myself. That's a great way to learn new things. That's why I usually try to stay away from all those boring, simple things.
Lately, I have been building a semi-mock app for our game. It doesn't have much complexity. And for the most part, it doesn't even have to work really. It just need to feel real enough. So I wouldn't say that's anything complex. At least compared to what I do for a living.
But I have t say I have enjoyed building it. Sure there are a lot of new things for me to learn. Of course, I did choice technologies I wasn't familiar with before. I still need some challenge and opportunity to learn to keep myself motivated.
If this is so fun, maybe I could build something else too with the same method. Maybe something actually useful and working the next time. I just need to come up with the right idea and start building it. And I'm sure there will be many new opportunities to learn new things on the way to keep me from getting bored.
(Originally published at https://arcticloon.fi/yodel/2018-12-20-excited-doing-simple-things)