6.19 looking back and forward

I can’t believe I’m less than a month away from my year mark! I’m starting to put some thought into what my next goal is, and what my next year will be like. Currently I think it might be based on career goals and topics to learn. Since I’ll be working 40+ hours on coding and learning new things I am starting to think that pushing harder on weekends and nights might push me into burnout a little. That’s not to say I won’t be coding in my free time, but I think it is saying that I want to find a sustainable balance. Once a balance is found – I think working on open source projects might be a good way to show my community involvement. I’d like to stay aware of front end developments since my job will be all back end. I also would like to build a few side projects that could be potentially small-scale scalable. That could mean building something that is useful to ‘the public’ and is publicly accessible. All of that is on top of the tons I am going to have to learn for work. Digging deeper into ruby and python, as well as starting to learn go! I don’t think I’ll run out of things to learn any time soon.

I’m definitely going to have to refine these thoughts, but it’s nice to get them out in front of me. After a week or so of work I’d like to make a post with some more concrete goals. I need to put it out there! I’ve also been thinking about a rebrand. I’m probably not going to have myyearofcode be my lifelong brand, so the one-year mark seems like a good time to switch, doesn’t it?

Tell me what you think.

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