About 5 months ago I started my first job as a developer and I started to look back comparing how I feel now after a few months and how I felt in my first days. And I have to say, it is a big change.
I was very nervous because it was my first job as a developer and I was also working remotely. I started the day with the standup, then they introduced me to the team and told me what projects I was going to be working on. After that, I started to install the projects locally and here the first challenge started, because I had a lot of problems trying to do it.
I asked my teammates for help but the suggestions they made didn’t help much. I felt that I was on my own what caused me anxiety, I began to wonder if I was ready for a job (impostor syndrome), and I'm not kidding, I thought about quitting on my first day.
I tried to work but could not, due to anxiety I felt I couldn’t breathe. My day was to work 10 minutes and then walk around the house for half an hour again and again until 5 pm. It was a long, long day.
I HATE THAT DAY.
Today, almost 5 months later, I am enjoying my job a lot, I am working on a project that I like and with technologies that I like.
What I want to say with all this is that if you are about to get your first job as a developer or it happens that today is the first day I want to tell you that it’s completely normal to be nervous. There are many things to process, you have to know your colleagues, you have to learn about a system that maybe is completely new to you, set up everything and a lot of other things. So take things easy, it is normal to have problems in your first days but, I assure you that each day will be better than the previous one.
Thanks for reading ❤️ and I would love to know how was your first day in your first job and how you faced it.