I left today's entry too late, but time was well spent plinking on the keys.
As decided yesterday, I need to apply the music theory I'm learning and create a direct feedback loop. Today I started practicing chords and even played a horribly incompetent rendition of the hymn How Great Thou Art using Mantius Cazaubon's video tutorial. Angels in heaven must have wept.
Playing piano scales seems like the logical next step for me. I'm using Mantius Cazaubon's book for instruction on that, and signed up for his free beginner piano course on Udemy. As you can tell, I'm a fan of his teaching style.