.. hopefully it will pay off and save me a lot of time in the future.
The work was rewriting my server to be compliant with Swagger, or OpenAPI specifications. This will (hopefully) make life much easier as I start to write my mobile application in a language/framework (Dart/Flutter) different from my web app (React).
So far I'm feeling already like my code is much nicer and easier to read with all the decorators. I'm excited to get started on my mobile app now that the bulk of the server work is done and ready to be consumed. I just need to get over the feeling that I just spent a week doing a bunch of work that no one can tell!
Also, I just ordered a bunch of ergonomic materials for my laptop set-up since I'm spending so many hours per day on my laptop.