This Should Be My Worst Newsletter

This Should Be My Worst Newsletter
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I'm excited to share with you my first newsletter. I've had the thought of a personal newsletter in mind for quite some time now but had been putting it off thinking that the idea "wasn't ready." I then reflected on and remembered one of my prior blog posts I wrote for my business where I discussed not letting perfection be the enemy of progress. With that, as well as riding the high of a friend and I placing first in the Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition at the University of Houston Law Center over the weekend, I decided to take the plunge and send my first newsletter out. My objective is be an example to others to tackle whatever challenge or problem appears insurmountable to them.

Because this is my first newsletter, it means that this is my worst newsletter. However, as I develop my writing and get better, my hope is that each subsequent newsletter will be my best and each week's will improve upon lessons learned from the last one.

This means that it is practically certain that this newsletter will change in format. That's ok! I don't need to have a perfect template for a newsletter. The goal however is that with each newsletter, they will trend upward.

I aim to share brief updates about what I'm working on as well as anything else I find of interest that I can think can help others. The point of this newsletter will never be to take up much of your time but perhaps give you something brief to ponder over a morning coffee or lunchtime snack!

I'm grateful that you are part of this journey with me and humbled to have you witness my growth.

On My Mind This Week

“The best is the enemy of the good.” - Voltaire
§1221(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. I found the tax treatment of self-created musical works as capital gains to be very interesting. (I confess I may be a bit of a tax nerd.)
Replit recently released a free 100 Days of Code course for Python. As someone who has a rudimentary understanding of several programming languages, I'm really enjoying the structure and approach that the self-paced course provides. Taking 20-30 minutes every few days to exercise a different part of my mind is a welcome change of pace from my typical work for law school.

Thank You!

And with that, the first issue is in the books! If you have any ideas or feedback, please don't hesitate to let me know! I'd like to ensure that this is a valuable experience for us all. Additionally, if you know of a friend or family member who is also curious, please forward them this newsletter and let them know they can sign up too! I'd greatly appreciate it!