Its great you're making a start on documenting your journey, it can be daunting learning new skills and sharing your experiences but its great for other aspiring developers who are also starting their journey.
I really like the idea behind what you've coined "TDL" as not only does it help build the habit of TDD, but it also enforces that you work at a reasonable pace. You need to think about each decision in turn rather than building something without considering its architecture.
Thanks that is a good point and very true. I see it as just as important to know how to do something as it is to know why to do something.