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Viktoria Bors-Pajuste
Viktoria Bors-Pajuste

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The Emotional Rollercoaster of a Junior Developer

As a junior developer, every day can feel like a new challenge. One moment you feel confident and ready to tackle a task, and the next, you hit a roadblock that has you feeling defeated. Here's a rundown of what a typical day as a junior developer might look like:

  1. I Got This: Confidently Taking on a Task
    At the start of the day, you might choose a task that you think is easy or straightforward. You approach it with confidence, ready to tackle the challenge head-on.

  2. Hitting the First Wall: Running Into Bugs
    However, things don't always go as planned. You run into your first bug and your code isn't working. You start searching for answers on Google and Stack Overflow, trying different solutions without fully understanding them.

  3. Getting Worse: Feeling Defeated
    Despite your best efforts, nothing seems to be working. You feel defeated and ask for help from a senior developer. You feel embarrassed as you explain the solution you just copied from the internet. You promise to be more careful in choosing tasks in the future and to only choose the "simplest" ones.

  4. Nailing It: Overcoming the Challenges
    The next day, you're faced with another task. You approach it with some trepidation, but as the hours go by, you find yourself overcoming the obstacles and obstacles you encounter. By the end of the day, you've completed the task and feel proud of what you've accomplished.

While nailing a task is an incredible feeling, it's important to remember that the real value of this journey is what you've learned along the way. It's easy to get caught up in the numbers game, thinking that your job or study period is a race to see who has the most experience or proficiency in a programming language. However, it's essential to take a step back and remember why you chose this career path in the first place. Take breaks and enjoy life, as the journey is what truly matters, not the numbers.

So, tell me how does your work day look like emotionally?

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