Breakfast notes

Job status: seeking

Mood: ok

It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me these past few days. After the pretty structured 12-weeks at Makers, I’m a graduate now: I need to find a job, I need to do tech tests, I also should be refactoring old code, I should be starting new projects, learning new frameworks, languages or at least become an expert at the stuff I do know. I should be going to a meet ups everyday and work on an elevator pitch for myself. Naturally I should be more evolved with the tech scene in general, i.e. follow interesting & inspiring people on twitter or feedly. And in my spare time I should be reading all the tech books and listen to pod casts for best practices.

I knew there was going to be a lot of stuff but I was a bit overwhelmed. Especially when I started a tech test and it took me a lot more time than I thought it would and threw my nice daily schedule out of the window. I think I put a lot of pressure on myself to do it right, to find a job immediately, to tick of all the items from my list above.

So now I’ve realised when I set myself out to do too many things, I get too stressed if something doesn’t go to plan. I’ve changed my plan to doing one main thing per day: either coding or applying for jobs. I’m hoping by doing that I’ll get more applications done because I’m ‘in the zone’ and write better code because I know I don’t have worry about writing applications for that day.

Makers suggested writing applications in the morning and then code in the afternoon, but for me that doesn’t work. So we’ll see how it works out with my new ‘plan’, and then reiterate and go from there. 🙂

So for today: coding -> tech test!