Spend five minutes searching on the Internet and you’ll find many articles talking about developer burn out, what to do when motivation drops or how to overcome road blocks in your creativity. I’ve read my fair share, mainly as an observer, never really as a participant.
What I would like to write about now, is probably much the same takeaway as that which precedes me. Just a snapshot of my state.
I’m not burned out. I’m not even tired. My motivation is about an 8, and work-wise, I’m in a good place.
Like many keen programmers, I code outside of my employment. I do this for both pleasure and learning. I start many projects, some lasting an evening, two, sometimes a week, two.
Recently, or at least the last six months, I’ve been working on a project...