Yeah, I was thinking that while my BA is helpful enough, what has really made me better at this stuff is being a parent. When I used to play around with coding I would give up easily. Now I'm able to accomplish a lot more because I am ok with things being hard and uncomfortable and I understand what being committed to something involves. If only that kind of background were actually seen as a plus on a resume...
Fully agree with you, parenting should be seen as a plus on a dev resume.
Actually, if you or someone else feel like it, I would love to read such an article:
How parenting makes me a better programmer
That actually crossed my mind when I made the first comment, I can write one!
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