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Struggling

slick3gz_ profile image Slick3gz ・1 min read

I have been coding off and on for almost 20 years. I’ve tried a lot of different languages, but nothing ever feels like home. Something always ends up pulling my attention away. I am the type of person that likes to learn new things but I get bored with them very quickly.

I’m struggling because I have qualified to take the technical interview with a TripleByte rep, but I’m just blah about it.

I’m a Gemini. I’ve always felt there was two different sides to me. In college I dropped CS and switched to Music Education. I dropped Music Education and went back to CS.

Part of me wants to focus on traditional and digital art, but it may take a few years to get to where I want my art to be.

I’m just worried that if I pass the TripleByte interview and end up getting a coding job I might burn out too fast.

Has anyone else had similar feelings?

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Studying Python, C, Networking, and Security. Started a new blog site to organize and share the things I’m learning.

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I was gonna say you must be a gemeni lol. Because I am as well. And I've gone through the exact same thing. I've learned a bunch of different languages and frameworks but I never really liked any of them much either. At least outside of learning it for a potential job.

At first I wanted to learn to develop Android apps, so I had to learn Java. Java is cool and it's actually the first language that made sense to me. A lot of people told me when I was a beginner to start with python, but Java connected the dots for me. But after any three and a half weeks of a book it tutorial I'm like ahhh what's next. So I'll stop for a few months only to come back and have to relearn what I forgot.

I've finally come to the decision that I need to stop learning something for a job that I don't even get as opposed to coding in the language that I really love which is Go. Only thing is, where I live there aren't that many or any go jobs. But I'm gonna keep in that track because doing what I've been doing isn't getting my the job, so why not code where my passion is. That's what I've been doing. Not sure if it helps. Just wanted you to know that someone else is going through it with u 💪👍bro

 

Thanks. I know it can be hard for others to understand sometimes. It’s good to know I’m not the only one.

 

Yup me ... There is so much to learn that I usually go for easy implementations and in brief theory. I just want to get to that part that works for me. But it usually happens that I end up reading the wrong material and wasting a lot of time.