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The Only Way Out is Through!

This post was originally published on March 29, 2021 on my blog.


Happy Monday! I'm looking forward to starting this week off on a fresh, clean slate.

I feel like last week I wasn't at my best, and it stemmed a bit from having trouble with my local development environment acting up and not working as well or as seamlessly as usual.

I made the mistake of getting down on myself about that and made it mean something negative about me and my skills as a developer. Thankfully, after talking to some of my teammates, I came to the realization that all developers of all levels face finicky problems with their environments at different points throughout their careers.

Just hearing that made me realize that it wasn't just me doing something wrong. So helpful and validating.

Another thing on my mind is that this journey is supposed to feel really hard and uncomfortable at times - especially in moments of true learning and growth. If you're not feeling at least a little uncomfortable (and let me tell ya, I'm feeling it!) then you're not giving yourself as much of an opportunity for growth.

So I'm reframing everything from this moment. The only way out is through, and I'm here for all of it.


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