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Goodbye code. No more of you for a bit.

jordanirabor profile image Jordan Irabor ・2 min read

"You know Sam. It's quite strange how one moment you have a burning desire for something and the next, you don't even want to speak about it".

I allowed my gaze to focus on the only source of light in the room that was my computer's screen.

"I wouldn't blame you mate, you had all those clients' jobs to attend to. It sucks when you have to do stuff for money so you abandon other stuffs you enjoy doing. I'm sure you just need a break, you'll have the zeal again mate".

Sam responded accurately.

"I'm not sure about this, Sam. I believe it's over".



Hello there, my name is Jordan.

When it's May next year, it will be a complete year since I started writing actual code.

In the first few months, it was kind of a hassle to write code and be satisfied with it but then I got to understand that no one starts out perfect; we get better by the day.

Anyway, that's not the reason for this post. This is the reason:

On the first day of this month, my friend, Sam and I started the 30 days of code challenge because the university is out of session until next year.

The first, second and third days were aflame 🔥 but the fourth day came and...

I stopped.

I couldn't anymore. Here's the reason:

On the fourth day, I looked at my code schedule and said "Goodbye code. No more of you".

You can't blame me, I burnt out.

Actually, I burn out fairly easily but I thought I had everything under control this time around.

I had a plan and it was a good plan. Here's the plan:

I'll write lots of code each day for the challenge since I don't have school work to be bothered with.

I'll use the rest of the day to work on the stuff I do for clients.

Lol. Like every other time, things didn't go as planned and here's what ended up happening:

I spent the most of the day writing code for clients, because all of a sudden, they started demanding for extra features.

I had only a few hours left each day to do stuff for the challenge.

I burnt out and suddenly did not want to look at or hear about code anymore.

That's it. That's what happened.

I'm writing this post to let you know why I haven't been blogging about my code.

I'm not a loser so I didn't just give up.

I burnt out.

When I don't feel this way anymore, I'll do the challenge again and smash it this time around 🔥🔥🔥

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You should thank your lucky stars you had paying clients. I'd take 8 hours of paying client work every day for 30 days over some coding challenge.