I was on a good track for a while. A long while. Can you believe that in a few months it will have been A WHOLE YEAR since I’ve started this?
I’ll be honest. I started this in July and I didn’t have a great flow going untill fall rolled around, but it was a great flow man…
I was spending about 30% of my work day coding. I was studying 3-4 hours every Wednesday night. I was going to workshops every other weekend. I was feeling great about my progress.
Then life got real.
I mean this is a “day in the life” blog so that means posting about my failures too huh?
There’s now so much work coming through that my QA team doesn’t have enough people to cover it all. Goodbye 30% coding time… I hope I see you again soon.
I went on vacation with my family. It was fantastic. We really needed it. Although I wish I had known how little time is required to pass by before your brain starts wiping out what you’ve just learned.
After vacation ended there were a really bad couple of weeks personally, and my Wednesday nights were one of the casualties.
All in all I have not worked on this coding thing for over a MONTH. So what does one do when they’ve lost opportunity and even worse, their concentration?
I have no idea. So I will
complain write to you, whoever (if anyone) is reading this. First of all to keep it real, because learning a new skill is not all sugar-pops and rainbows (sugar-pops?). Second of all for therapeutic and thought-processing reasons. I guess listing out all of these obstacles that are keeping me from doing what I want to be doing and listing all the things I will do to work around them is a healthy way to go about it.
By the way, this has always been my problem… Life gets in the way and I take the easy way out. I convince myself that I just can’t make the time. There are more important things I need to do. Besides, life is short, shouldn’t we all just sit back and enjoy it while we can and not take on too much? I toyed again with the idea of taking that same way out this time, but this time was different. This time I don’t think I could live with myself.
To rectify this situation…
- I’m going to be scouring the internet for front-end workshops.
- I’ve applied for a dev boot camp scholarship.
- I’m going to be 1,000% dedicated to Wednesday night studying.
- I maybe might have to try to be better at delegating work. I hate that word.
- I need to come up with a project to work on. One that I am excited about doing to keep me motivated. That’s harder than you think.
Goals for next week:
- Find the smallest bug to fix at work.
- Complete chapter 2 of the JS book.
- Come up with a project to work on.
That’s a hefty list. I’ll try to post an update next week if you promise not to judge me on the results.