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Discussion on: #CNC2021 "Code More" Mission 1 Submission Thread

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I want to code more because:
I love to build things and solve problems.
I want to get better at my job, contribute to open source, write about my work and improve the way I share with others.

I know I’ll have reached my “code more” goal when:
I’m less afraid to build things independently, rather than through my job or study.
I feel more comfortable submitting a pull request on an open source project.

My top three assumptions for reaching my goal are:
That I have time or energy to work on non-study related projects after work
That I can battle through the impostor syndrome to write about my learning
That I can avoid yak shaving my evenings away...

Of these assumptions, my riskiest is the one about time and energy.

When I think about my riskiest assumption, three possible root causes are:
My job is exhausting and unfulfilling even though I am already a software engineer so I don’t always want to code on my free time
Being inside all the time due to covid has melted my brain
It’s very easy for me to just read articles for hours instead of practice because my brain is done for the day

3 ways I might address these root causes are:
Work with a tech stack that is totally and completely separate from what I use at work
Walk during the day, move to a different room when studying or take a break after work
I don’t feels related then I look up and it’s midnight.

Of these, the biggest cause that’s worth tackling first is the discomfort with doing my own thing.