In 2019, I continue to code, mentor, and write because I love the challenge—I've left previous careers due to boredom and lack of engagement. My job is a lot of things, but boring is sure not one of them!
I think I do deserve some credit for the amount of personal growth I've packed into the past year. I've practiced my writing, improved my knowledge around lower-level tools and infrastructure, and taken some big strides in demonstrating leadership and responsibility on my team and within my organization as a whole. I've pushed through some intense stress and anxiety to overcome my own limitations (and discovered brand new limitations!).
This year, I hope to see even more intermediate and advanced community-led programming training proliferate in tech! We could all use more mid-level and senior developers, but we won't see them shine until we help them grow.