I have lived in Austin for most of my life. That being the case you would hope that I have learned a few things over the years about what is good here and what isn’t. So I decided to write up a list of some great Austin spots for food, drink, and entertainment. This is by no means an exhaustive list but just a collection of some of my favorite places old and new. I’ll try to keep it updated over time as I make new discoveries and businesses come and go.
Being an independent developer is one of the best ways that I know of to get to know yourself. Especially when you’re working solo. You are out there and no one is going to make things happen if you don’t do it. You may not need to actually do the work yourself but you are certainly the initiator and the driver. It’s easy to get in the moment hurtling towards a goal and forget to take a look around to see if the landscape is still the same. Especially if the goal is far off in the future. This can be a tough inner challenge. Focusing and then stepping back to look in from afar to introspect. Can you remember to do this? How often should you step back? How long to focus for? Am I on the right path? Was I ever? Constantly questioning yourself isn’t good either. It’s tough. Keeping yourself in a productive mental state is a constant balancing act. You get better at it with practice but no one can be on-point all of the time.