I started as an entrepreneur in Januari this year. That's 10 months ago now.
Januari, Februari and March have been mostly traveling and ideas. I had an Instagram to build a community and contacted some people for advice, but that's it. I didn't create much.
In April I went to Chiang Mai and built a huge social network on Wordpress. At least I created something, but the quality was crap. I needed to learn how to build real things.
In July and August I have been learning and creating my first app with React Native & Apollo using some open source material and courses. But I didn't ship because the project codebase became too complex and I drowned in a cup of tea that was not my cup of tea. It was never going to be ready if I continued like this because I spent debugging for ever... In this period I was also very demotivated to code because I knew it wasn't gonna work. I didn't know what to do because I didn't want to give up this project. It was my end-goal. But it was just too much. I needed to learn piece by piece first.
So I decided to start over. From zero. And so I did. September and October have been about learning and applying the basics of the stack I want to make an app with. Learning by creating from scratch. Now I have a really good understanding of what I'm doing.
I know what to do and how to do it, and this is an amazing feeling. I'm finally where I want to be: In Flow. Pure creation. If the rest of november and december will follow this pattern, then there are great times ahead. I will get shippin'! Cuz real artists ship.
December has yet to come but I can already make a prediction: For me 2017 was a year of ideas, choosing the right ones, and learning a lot about how to create them. 2018 is going to be the year of creation.