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Jeffrey Seneff
Jeffrey Seneff

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Am I trying to do to much or am I just being lazy?

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I am a recent boot camp grad, trying to do as much as I can so I can get a career going. However, I feel like I am spreading myself thin. At the same time though, I think back, and college students do more if not the same amount of work I am trying to do now, so I wonder if I am just being lazy and a big baby.

Attached is an image of my google calendar. Which as you can see everything fits perfectly into my day.

Can I get some advice. You don't have to sugar coat it for me either, if you think I am being lazy, say so.

Right now, since I am currently looking for a job as well, I am TRYING not always succeeding at...

Reading

  1. Eloquent JavaScript ( try for chapter a day || Hour a day )
    • as well as doing the exercises
  2. Cracking the Code Interview ( try for chapter a day || Hour a day )
    • as well as doing the exercises
  3. Getting Things Done ( as much as I can )
  4. Other light reading / write ups etc. ( when and as much as I can )

Challenges

  1. Free Code Camp ( 45 mins )
  2. JavaScript 30 ( 60 mins )

Projects

  1. Tegridy Farms
  2. Budget App
  3. My friends website
  4. Open Source Project through my boot camp
  5. Agenda ( still in idea phase )
  6. Game ( still in idea phase )

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Ben Halpern

I think this is a rare time in a software career where you really should be doing too much in a way. Getting that first job is a big deal and I wouldn't try to limit the different things I'd be doing.

That being said, I think you could definitely stand to do fewer total things and put more of your effort into a few things. I think you could cut a bit from each of these categories, especially projects. I'd hone in on a single project you can build and evolve. You'd learn how to work more on brownfield projects and evolve a codebase.

Also, even though I don't think doing too much at this point is necessarily a bad thing, if you're feeling burnt out, take a break a few days off and get back to it. Your brain will thank you.

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Jeffrey Seneff

Thanks for replying back Ben. I agree that there is a lot I should be doing, but I end up stressing myself out which I have done a lot on my own. I will just focus on 2 projects as of right now. The open source one, and my friends website. I want to get that up and running shortly.

I will go through though and try to organize better in the since once I get done with say Free Code Camp, then I will start Eloquent JavaScript.

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