I wasn't sure what to expect when I started. I knew working for your friends was considered a universally bad idea, but I just wanted to learn a bit more about .NET Core, Vue.js, Azure, and Entity Framework. I started with a template, but I got a little better at CSS when having no designs. Before I knew it, I had a brittle online ordering system running with a whole bunch of APIs (like Stripe, Google Maps for delivery distance, Send Grid for email, Twilio for text messages). This era probably lasted from about the beginning of July 2019 to the end of August 2019.