I had a big break from Wednesday to Sunday last week. I don’t think I had such a long time without any coding since I’ve started last year. It was a great opportunity to recharge my programming batteries.
I didn’t miss it that much because I felt accomplished. Looking back, my journey so far has been a lot of fun, I’ve learned a lot and created a bunch of stuff. I’m proud of myself. I think I’ve paved my way to grow immensely in 2021. I’m confident I’ll get a job in the year to come. The foundations have been laid out.
Of course recharging was a consequence of a work trip. I went down to Coffs Harbour, in the North of New South Wales, to teach Salsa, Bachata and Zouk. It’s a cosy, charming town and I’ve met wonderful people who have a lot of passion for dance. I woke up on the return day with the news I needed a pass to get back to Brisbane and I even started looking for accomodation in Tweed Heads, just South of the border. Thankfully there were no hard borders and I managed to get back.
Back to Work
Of course taking a break is great but getting back to work is even better. So far I pulled off a couple of four-hour days, not without some struggle. It’s taking me a while to get back into coding shape.
Now that I have the bulk of my portfolio out of my way, I’m working on my first intermediate level Ionic App. It’s an Airbnb style app created in an Udemy Course and it will serve the double purpose of learning more advanced concepts in Ionic and it will look great in my CV.
I have tons of ideas popping-up in my mind, but I won’t start any of them until I finish this one. Having had a fair bit of experience in Angular is making me cruise through this tutorial but I expect things to get more challenging, let’s see! I’m aiming to finish it by the end of the year so I can polish my portfolio to start looking for a job. I don’t think it will hurt to start applying for jobs from January.
Now back to work!