So here I am, with my first software dev position behind me and a 2-week respite before starting at my next one. How time flies! Although I will admit that 8 months at my first gig was a little on the short side, but circumstances changed quite dramatically and it seemed best to move on. Def learned a ton though and formed some good relationships, which is all one can really ask for, right?
Well, it’s happened. I have officially given my notice of leave from my first job, after 4 years. I’m still going to stay on for the next two weeks to help with the transition but it’s such a weird feeling now–kinda in limbo, being included yet excluded at the same time.
So I finally figured it out: for better or worse, I’m a problem solver, not a strategist. So when presented with a concrete problem, I apply myself to finding a solution and executing it…but with just some sort of nebulous goal, I feel unmotivated and kinda flounder. That’s why I’m not good at playing Starcraft. That’s why I’m not an academic. And that’s why (well, one of the reasons) why I’m not doing great at my current job. Strategizing just doesn’t hold my focus.