So, I worked my 🍑 off towards the end of 2020 trying to get a big new release ready. (Working on a SaaS B2B version of my B2C app, Grapefruit.)
I didn't quite get there, but when the holidays hit I decided to take a week or so completely away from it, except for customer support. That week turned into two. Which turned into three. And then four.
Every time I sat at the computer, I just could not find the motivation to get back into development. So I poked around at some other projects. Wondered if I just wasn't that into making software anymore. Considered becoming a professional dancer instead. Went down the existential rabbit hole. I'm sure many of you here know the drill.
Normally I would push past it, but after last year being what it was I felt like I should take the time. Luckily, I was able to take the time. But at the same time I was getting worried if the motivation I had just a month or two ago would ever re-surface.
Anyway, this past week, for reasons I couldn't explain, the motivation finally started to creep back in. I fixed a bug on Monday. I wrote some more tests and documentation on Tuesday. I ate pancakes on Wednesday. (Progress ain't always a straight line.) And today I've been feeling pretty excited digging into the meat of it again.
I'm not sure that I have a point, I just wanted to share that 'cause maybe it'll help someone to hear? Anyone else take a super extra long holiday to shake off the layers of metaphorical grime that 2020 covered us with?