Life is great when it's ending. Life is short, and if you know how to use it well. It becomes long enough.
~ Seneca, On the Shortness of Life (Abridged)
Welcome Fellow Developers 👋,
It's time for another weekly update on what's happening at the Invide Remote Developers Community.
Catching up with life | Community Event
What are you passionate about? What keeps you alive? Are you able to live in the moment?
Day in and day out, I wake up. I drink my coffee and have my breakfast. I check in my phone, WhatsApp, Telegram, Reddit, Discord, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. I spend, an hour each morning going through these applications. Then I head up for the daily standup calls. I hear what the manager says, what all Jira tickets I've been assigned to & their status. I've to drag myself through till the evening. And when it's 6, I still find myself in the same loop of wasting my time on the applications.
I have my freedom; my life is my choice. But am I really free? What is this life? Days passing on and on. Same events repeat themselves, I have no passion, no aim. I just work for the sake of working. I've hit a dead-end. And it feels like it.
This week's event was to discuss and share what all is going on with your life, and who you can find meaning. There was no guru or coach here to motivate us, just regular employees and students sharing their own lives. And all of them drag themselves the same way.
‘We Are All In The Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars’
~ Oscar Wilde
However, what serves as an anti-dote to this mundane life? How to find meaning?
"What are the things, you think that you should be doing instead?"
The answers to the above question, serves as an anti-dote to a wasted life. What you should be doing instead. OfCourse you cannot quit your job, right now. But what would you do after the work is over?
What would keep you up, when the work ends? Will it be Netflix, YouTube, Twitter or your passion?
Your passion keeps you alive, for no matter how long you keep following it. The periods where one pursues their passion. They experience the present, every breath that enters the body and every passing moment becomes fun.
It's a state, the more you spend time in. The better you become, it's the fuel that gives you energy for the day. And that's how you experience a good life, a fulfilled life.
But this is a weekly recap, and I can talk more and more about it. Let's keep it to a separate blog. And I'm sure that I will come with more content on this one.
Upcoming community discord event
Topic: Building your developer portfolio
When 📅: Thursday, 8th September 2022
⏲: 1530 UTC | 2100 IST
Invite Link for Discord: https://discord.gg/92q23kCad2
Top remote software developer jobs this week
Front-End Engineer at Decent
Skills: React, NextJs, MongoDB, HTML, CSS
Senior Frontend Engineer at Chain
Skills: React, Redux, Webpack, ES6, HTML, CSS, SASS
For more opportunities, please check the blog post 👇
Have you ever realized how important developer portfolios can be when it comes to job hunt? Consider the fact that your skills, your achievements and all of your previous work showcased to your customers or recruiters in details. How great impact it can put up on your recruiter, allowing you to get headhunted instead of searching for multiple jobs yourself.
This is what is called leverage over your competition, and it helps you to get in the game and win fast.
A portfolio advocates for you much better than you do for yourself. Also, having a developer portfolio is a must if you are a developer as it is your proof of work. Imagine a stationary owner without a pen!
Check the blog post below to get started with your own portfolio 👇
Note: No extra skills are required, just get started! 😁😁
That's it, see you next week here or chat with us on discord anytime
Remember, "Follow the white rabbit."