Lockdown slowly eases, so I thought I will reflect on those last, really weird 3,5 months.

As everyone remembers, on March 23rd almost everything closed down and it seemed like the world is coming to an end. It has been a very stressful time for a lot of people, including myself. Workplaces shut, shelves in the grocery stores emptied, and all you could hear in tv was the constant news about more people dying from Covid-19… it was a lot to take in. I was worried whether or not we have enough food, money to pay bills, and what would happen with my daughter in the extreme case when both I and my husband catch the virus and end up in the hospital (as we have no relatives living in the UK who could take care of her).

Thankfully, I still had to complete assignments and exams to finish my uni year, and it has helped me deal with scary thoughts at the beginning of lockdown. They gave me some sort of purpose and kept most worries at bay.

Looking back now, this urge to keep myself busy at all times had a really positive impact on my productivity. I have achieved and learned so much during this weird period of time. I hope this list will remind me that I am still going forward, and in the moment of doubt, I can look back and shut that imposter syndrome up.

  • I have finished 3 uni assignments and 1 exam
  • Took part in women in tech event, and could listen to Pauline talk about blogging (watch it here!)
  • Learned to create digital portraits
  • Recorded and published 2 youtube videos
  • Published my portfolio website
  • Practices JS and did a fun quiz
  • Bought my first raspberry pi and built the scroll bot (read about it here)
  • Took part in code first girls course
  • Completed communication and interpersonal skills at work course….

    and probably the most important one:

  • Got an intern position which I start tomorrow!

I know that everyone’s situation is different, and people deal with emotions in their own way. The intention of this post is not to brag about my accomplishments, but simply to show my way of dealing with extraordinary times we’ve got to live in. What helped me may not necessarily help you.
This blog’s main purpose is to keep track of my dev journey so I thought appropriate to document it.

*Featured photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash
Illustrations used in the post are from ManyPixels

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