In my writing I use too many bad analogies, like a man with a sack full of potatoes.
I bought a raspberry pi. I love the idea and the tech is cool and sometimes the best way to support that kind of work is with the cold hard stuff.
So now I have this thing in my kitchen whirring away and doing nothing. I got the camera, too, and the wifi dongle and the case and the piface board and cables and and and…
This is what I do. I get the thing whatever it is, and then I convince myself it won’t be useful without a bunch of other stuff.
“I shouldn’t just start working on the pi doorbell without setting up a git repo first”
“I shouldn’t join the gym until I’ve made room in my life for three hours a week”
“I can’t start playing this guitar until I have a capo. And books. And picks. And a stand.”
Nonsense, just do it, everything else will come.
“I can’t learn the difference between a metaphor and a simile until… Oh.”