Probably one of the things that I’ve been experiencing and struggling with lately, because I really am not sure what the best way to approach things are. This is probably just a self-reflection step, but I’ve been thinking a lot about whether or not I should prioritize leveling up my technical, hard skills, or try to land more interviews first, and worry about the technical grind later. In theory, I did save up enough savings to survive and pay rent for half a year, but I’m not sure if I’m willing to deplete that resource during this phase of my life.
Perhaps the best approach would be to do both, but at the same time I’m struggling to prioritize between
- Blogging (this is my form of journalling in a sense)
- Technical skills (i.e. leetcode, codewars)
- Knowledge gains (i.e. reading technical blogs/articles/books)
- Portfolio gains (i.e. getting something to show/talk about on my resume)
- Fitness goals (i.e. getting to the weight that I want, working on my strength/agility)
- Sports goals (i.e. working on my skill, footwork in basketball/volleyball)
- YouTube videos (this was especially tough for me because it feels like a lot of work for the least gains)
- Social interactions (I’ve largely decided to cut down, because it was a big source of time sink)
- and Reading (sometimes I’ve been caught up in doing other stuff that I felt like it was okay to skip reading days)
It’s been a lot to juggle, and I think I need to take a step back and think about what my time allocation and approach should be. It’s definitely been tough, even when I’m not working full-time, especially with a steady stream of rejections coming into my mailbox (lol). It seems like I don’t have enough time on my hands, even though I’ve been trying to maximize my time and efficiency. Interesting predicament.