Having been a developer over a year now, I must say that I feel like my progression and knowledge has evolved to a point where I'm very happy with my capabilities.
However, there's one glaring thing that has been bothering me more and more. I'm not sure if any of you have experienced this or have suggestions on how to get past it. So, here it goes.
When I was learning to code, I built all sorts of things to just learn and experiment. I still do that, but I've been looking for something meaningful, something real to build that will actually help others.
Call it a product, call it a thing... I don't know.
I have all this power and knowledge at my fingertips. Yet, I feel like I lack the vision to turn it into more. To use it in a meaningful way.
All day at work, I turn other people's ideas into reality. It's rewarding and fun in its own way, but I feel empty... because I haven't created something for myself.
I invest time looking at things like ProductHunt, browsing app stores, and even just observing the world--scraping and scrabbling to get ideas that could lead to me building something useful.
Chasing money is something I'm only mildly concerned with. More so, I want to make a thing and call it my own. If it ends up bringing me income at some point, all the better.
For those of you who have built your own apps or services, what sort of resources or inspiration helped you get there?
How did you find a vision?