I’ve had a major life event happen 4 weeks ago, let’s just say it wasn’t a death, but involves a similar amount of grieving. Now, since then, I’ve moved into a new place. I haven’t turned the TV on in weeks, just been reading, reconnecting with old friends and generally getting back into life. I am enjoying this a lot.
The problem is, I’m paying a price for my new found life. My desire for coding, and even chasing a junior job has totally gone out the window. I’ve been making websites with various CMS systems for years, learned a large chunk of PHP, up to MVC (udemy course, created an MVC framework from scratch, was awesome) and then Laravel. I was doing FCC every day for quite awhile now and was getting pretty handy with JS, until I met “cash register”. That threw me way off, tried for days, then looked at the solution. I’m still staring at the solution and I get it, but feel like I cheated myself by doing that.
I wanted to move onto react, or nodejs/mongo but thinking to myself, would it be a better option to stick with vanilla JS for awhile? I mean how can I get the enthusiasm back for this? Would it be wise to just take a total break and come back to it in a few weeks time?
Looking for some advice really from other people that have felt similar. I’m 39 now, and had my heart set on a development career, but now I’m not so sure.
Thanks for reading.