This is just some thoughts on life and tech and how having a routine helps stave off burnout.
I have a 17 Day Streak on freeCodeCamp which is mind-boggling to me. My longest streak was 4 and I am really proud of how I’ve stuck with it; I don’t always put in more than one challenge or algorithm, but I sit ass in chair and code.
This has a lot to do with having a routine:
This has steadied me quite a bit as far as burnout. It is hard; I really want to code on weekends. I have projects I am working on and a really stubborn problem on my coup de gras. But I just don’t code. That’s it. I’m hoping I can keep it up.
I am building my robot car and having fun doing it. So far, while I still have moments of sadness and anxiety because searching for a job is hard, I have settled in, and this has been a lifelong struggle and I am really proud of myself.
I have been applying to more jobs as of late. We’ll see how it goes. I am struggling to do it; things with tech hiring are broken and it’s tiring. Staying positive is a must.
Some links for the week:
…and an interesting tweet from Ben Lesh:
If you want to move your family to Silicon Valley today, and you want to own a (modest) home you must: + Have > $300K in the bank + AND have a collective, liquid (not stock), household income of > $200K/year + AND Ideally be under 35 Otherwise, turn back. (1/5)
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