My programming journey: Should you leave your current job to pursue your goals?
Alex Gwartney May 20 Updated on Jun 18, 2018
So first I wanted to say sorry for the late post. I had other things come up this week. With that said let’s get started. So, something I have been wanting to bring up is when should you quit your current job to pursue your goals. I see postings all the time of how people quit their job saved up money for x time and begin working toward there goal of getting a better career. I want to talk about the other half of this for a minute of is this really a smart move? So, I would say this definitely is not a option for everybody. I myself am definitely not in that boat. I have bills to pay and am currently still in school ect. And let’s be honest here I know swapping careers is going to take time. I have to build a portfolio and learn a new skill ect. And for me personally taking the risk of leaving my recurring paycheck for a year or so. For me it is just way to risky.
I would say personally if you’re in the same boat as me. Take and learn to schedule your time around your job to get your goals. In fact, use your goals as motivation to get through. Because its going to be tough especially if you have a family school ect. And then coming home from a 8 hour work day to spend another x amount of time on your goal. I would also point out to make sure to schedule time for yourself. This is something that I tend to leave the weekends for to do nothing but relax go out to lunch ect. What ever I can do to get away from work.
Now there is another side to all of this. I would say that if you can make the calculated risk of leaving your job then go for it. Because ultimately it will give you more time to focus on your goal and make it happen much faster. But I would say definitely way the risks before you make the jump. As you do not want to set yourself further back. I also want to get your opinion on this. What do you guys think have you guys already taken this jump? If so what are your tips to doing so. Or are you in the same boat as I am? If so what are your tips for working full time and working toward your goals?
Lastly something I wanted toad into each post is a extra piece. Where I will be posting a link to my GitHub to show a current stuff that I am working on. No matter how small even if its just a simple exercise. This way you guys if you are interested can come check out the stuff I work on. With that said this week I have not been able to really work on one thing specifically but feel free to check out some of the projects I have been working on thus far in my journey https://github.com/gwartney21 and as usual thanks for taking the time to read my post.