What skills did you develop in adulthood you never thought you’d have?

I want to learn to play the piano and have spent all afternoon researching keyboards to get started. Sounds like 88 key weighted is worth it if you have the money.

I specifically want to learn to play Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi. I have decided to start tracking my time usage each day for the next year. Spending an hour a day scrolling memes is 365 hours a year which is over 15 days. What the hell am I doing that for? I do that for 20 years and you're telling me I spent almost an entire year of my life looking at memes on my phone (300 days - not sure about my math but keep in mind I'm retarded).

Expect to hear some skills like woodworking, golf, tennis, etc.

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marketMergerMaddie, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Currently doing this with coding. Never thought I would become a great coder until I started taking classes my last year of college. I have a code practice guide that I follow and do alongside my CFA studying. Yeah, it means I spent a lot of time studying a week but doing this has helped a ton in my current work life. Anything that involves putting together a slide or updating a database, I have largely automated away from my current job. 

Also, recent one but working out. Worked out every day through high school including weekends and was so happy to stop when I got to college. My parents were really on me for working out and I never enjoyed it one bit. It always made me feel awful afterwards and I know everyone says you're not supposed to feel that way but I just came to hate it. Definitely felt way weaker in college (I noticed how hard moving boxes that I easily moved in four months before was when I moved some stuff out of my dorm after first semester for example). It's nothing crazy, literally just running and Chloe Ting videos, but never thought I'd see myself ever motivated to work out again. My high school and college self would be shocked by this one. 

1mo 
Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Working out is huge imo. Just walking around I judge people based on how they carry themselves. 99% of people have horrible posture. 90% of people don't exercise. 90% of people eat absolute garbage every day.

Numbers are rough estimates but you get what I'm saying. Something I've said a lot but need to actually follow is "do what you are supposed to do".

I'm constantly amazed how the world is still running. It's held together by people who can barely handle their own everyday shit. I'd say I'm hoping to get my flexibility back and then some come 2023, but I instead should be saying "I will". If I stretch even just 10 minutes a day, it will come back. Hardest part about fitness is getting to the level you want - maintenance is pretty easy if you stay disciplined imo

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theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Arroz con Pollo 99% of people have horrible posture. 90% of people don't exercise. 90% of people eat absolute garbage every day.

- Leave me out of this, I don't appreciate being accosted like that, lol.

IArroz con Pollo I 'm constantly amazed how the world is still running. It's held together by people who can barely handle their own everyday shit.

- No shit? You don't say? The world still runs because thankfully despite certain groups, at least 4/5 of us are still driven by some level of healthy competiveness and motive to do better from personal motivations, communal motivations and spiritual motivations. The kind where I don't need to bankrupt you or put you in prison (which are both abused too), but simply if you're a 7, I'll challenge to at least be an 8 instead. "Change my mind."

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1mo 
marketMergerMaddie, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah to be honest with you, I never thought I'd find myself working out and enjoying it like I have. Simply just starting and doing and not falling off is what was needed to achieve this. 

If I ever want any advice other than Chloe Ting (which I probably will eventually), I'll be sure to hit you up. 

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1mo 
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'd say I'm hoping to get my flexibility back and then some come 2023, but I instead should be saying "I will".

Did you get injured recently? 

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1mo 
arkansastigers, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hey could you clarify the "code practice guide" you are following, I am curious to learn as well. Also wondering how this plays into automation at work. Are you using VBA to automate Excel macros or what? 

Thanks

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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rem29, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not really a skill per se, but I am one of those crazy chicks you see in movies that men threaten to call the cops on. I never thought I'd be this kind of person, but here I am. Oh well. What is a girl to do.

1mo 
theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:
rem29

Not really a skill per se, but I am one of those crazy chicks you see in movies that men threaten to call the cops on. I never thought I'd be this kind of person, but here I am. Oh well. What is a girl to do.

Stop being that girl and become a woman instead? Or I guess another new option is to start an OnlyFans and get paid to take it out on simps that are into that kind of thing. Or guest star on Law & Order, 9-1-1, FBI, etc as a self appearance with a real life court case to base it on and milk it? Worked for Blasey Ford, Stormy or all the way back to Carmen Electra and Jenny McCarthy for that matter.

Outside of that, are you sure you don't fall bottom left on the

too and that's why you take it out that way?
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petight, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Good luck on the piano! I also learnt some Ludovico Einaudi. Coming from the guitar, took me about 3 years to reach a decent standard on piano. My advice is to get an electronic piano with proper key actuation. Not cheap, but certainly not as expensive as a real piano. And you can play with headphones on which I found was much better for focusing. Some favourites of mine:

River Flows in You

Chopin, Nocturne in F minor op55 no1

My favourite Chopin piece - he has a lot of moody stuff.

​​Edit: apparently they're called digital pianos. Can recommend the entry level Roland models. 

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daichi, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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