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The Journey so far 5 months after I switched!

iamkarsoft profile image Kofi A. ・2 min read

A few months back, i wrote a blog post that got more attention than i thought it would. You can read more about it here.

So it's been close to 5 months since i left my old job. This blogpost to give an update on the previous one.

How do i feel?

The transition hasn't been that easy. Before i started this internship, i was improving my skills and acquiring more knowledge about what i foresaw as my dream career. My stack before i left my old job was HTML, CSS, PHP, and some WordPress knowledge. Before the interview, I was improving my laravel knowledge and getting into javascript. My goal is to become more versed in javascript (vue js) and laravel.

What about work?

The internship has been good. Every project brought up new challenges. The first 2 projects got me writing a lot of javascript ( vanilla & Jquery) as well as using bootstrap which i was familiar with. Then came along building landing pages and testing my responsive skills ( which needs a lot of improvement). Lately, I've been wondering how people structure their responsive styles? mobile-first? widescreen first? Would absolutely love some pointers on that. Anyways, i still have a lot to learn but so far so good, and can't wait to acquire more knowledge and experience in the coming months.

What's next?

I have a personal manifesto for 2020 that i hope to tick all the boxes by the end of the year. This manifesto includes learning vue js, getting deeper into laravel and improving my cms skills, as well as taking my side project edwuma.work to another level. I acquired a few courses to guide me through my map. I also want to start meditating to weed out distractions and improve my productivity.

So that's all the update for now. Stay safe and take care.

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Hey Kofi, good to see that you're still going strong!

Regarding responsive styling; in my experience it's easier to go mobile-first and then figure out a way to scale it up nicely to desktops instead of the other way around.
If you haven't already got designs for the project at hand, I recommend drawing up a rough idea of how the page should look in a tool like Figma.

I like your goals and I'm rooting for you to achieve them! 💪

I love that you're looking into meditation! I often find myself thinking about a coding problem long after my work is done for the day and I've found that doing breathing exercises and/or some basic yoga helps with relaxing and transitioning from the work mindset.

Looking forward to your next update.

Take care!

 

Thank you for your insight and will try your suggestions too. Deeply appreciated Mikael .