I wrote my last blog post and completed my last section project (the Rails project) over a year ago, at the end of July 2018. I certainly did not imagine it would take me a year to complete the next section and submit a new project, but here we are. A little background…
I decided to begin applying to Junior Software Engineer positions as I neared the end of the Rails section. I was very eager to get out of my current situation and make a change, so I thought why not give it a shot? By the time I completed my technical review of my Rails project, I had accepted an offer and would be moving across the country from Washington to Chicago to begin my new career as a Software Engineer. At that time, I imagined I’d take a short break of a couple months to get settled into my new role and home. However, that timeline quickly went out the door as I found myself either exhausted from a full day of learning at my new job or eager to get out and explore my new city and make new friends. My new employer was not so concerned with whether or not I completed the program, as I was quickly learning things on the job, so this did not help with motivating me to get back to work.