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Discussion on: Full-time, side projects, learning, and staying sane

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Anna Simoroshka Author

I got the same reaction from my colleague. But everyone's workload and priorities are different. I know he doesn't do any side-projects or have time-consuming hobbies except travelling.

When I was making the decision to move, I actually calculated, how much my hour is worth. The rent increase was pretty much covered by the time saved, plus I was saving on commute as well. Add the additional benefits like nearby gym, nice area, and ability to make my own decision when and where I want to have a walk or a bike ride - for me the choice was very clear.

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Prateek Gogia

For me this is like a relief because after hearing from so many people about my decision, I started by decisions.

Coming to side-projects, they are so much important. I think majority of my learning and confidence in writing code has come from there!

In order to that, time and body's will is required which is totally in our hands.
Sad to see that people often neglect this point.

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Anna Simoroshka Author

There is a huge difference between working on an existing code-base and building something real from scratch. I learnt a lot from both type of experience and I see them both important and complimentary to each other.