I have stalled on major projects because of a lack of motivation. In this moment, I'm just burntout.
This isn't going to be some well formatted, header filled post with a 5 minute youtube video at the end. I need to rant in hopes I'll regain motivation.
Burnout in programming is the worst kind of burnout in my eyes. Burnout as a content creator sucks, but you can usually pick back up where you left off. If you walk away from a project, you have to relearn what your program does before working on it again. And that's the biggest issue. One reason programmers find it so difficult to go back to a project is that hurdle. Smaller projects it's not as bad. But multi file, multi language projects? I've been away from a Django site for months because of this hurdle.
And then there's the other issue. I'm afraid this project will fail, so why build it? Why spend the time in development for a project that I'll burn later. I don't have millions of dollars to throw at rockets that explode in the final moments. I am a single student, trying to take on a project that is too big for one professional developer alone.
Back to the topic at hand, burnout. What can we do about it?
Please let me know.
I would love to get back into programming.
Current song: Miracle - Stripped; The Score
Edit: Maybe finding that one piece of technology to overcome a hurdle is all we need.