- PJManning ☕️🏄🏻♂️👨💻🍷✈️
- January '23
...too late for resolutions?
Here's what's been going on...
Last month in NJ - surfing here is stupid
Work threw me a curveball
Side-projects are on pause for the moment ☠️ 🙏
CURRENTLY IN NJ
We got a couple good swells in NJ but honestly after living in Central America and Indonesia for nearly a decade - I have ZERO motivation to get suited up in a straight-jacket while freezing my nipples off for some thigh-high waves.
I still think cold weather surf spots are probably going to be my preference in the future (simply due to less crowds), but cold weather Nova Scotia/BC/Ireland/South Africa are much different than cold weather NJ.
It really does test how much you love surfing! 😆 Won't find 99% of people in Bali or Costa Rica surfing in NY/NJ winter!
Luckily I got some Mason Ho 2022 vibes coming up this week :)
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Sooo my company dropped a bomb on me a couple weeks ago...
No they didn't fire me.
They told me to learn Angular 🤪
Angular devs: “why don’t you talk about Angular more? There’s so much innovation going on”
The innovation going on:
— Theo - t3.gg (@t3dotgg)
Jan 14, 2023
I just started to feel like I'm peaking with VueJS + Tailwind (one of the main reasons I took the job) and one day without any notice I was told: here's your new boss and a tutorial for Angular - stop all work on the other project immediately 😳
Granted it's the biggest project at the company right now - I'm def not stoked to be off Vue projects for what seems to be at least 6-months 😥
Welp - after working over the holidays and now 2 simultaneous work-related projects + my own side-project - I think I've hit the later stages of burnout...
I tried to pepper in my own projects - but I definitely pushed myself to the limits. I thought the extra effort was going to pay off at work - so I put in more of my own time, but unfortunately things didn't work out.
I ended up with a lot of stress, a strained family holiday, and giving away much of my time for free. I continued to juggle the 3 projects for a couple months and it all became too much.
Therefore, I've put my side-projects on hold for the time being. I wanted to prioritize my health (physical and mental) this year - and I was off to a great start but the overworking definitely cracked me.