I recently came to the conclusion that I’m bored or burnt out when it comes to software development. I work full time as a .NET business application developer, I do a fair bit of .NET development for a good friend and I was also developing a Point of Sale system as my own project….so it’s .NET business application development for a good 13 to 14 hours each day (7 days a week).
I’ve also been doing this for over 6 years solid and with almost no time off in that period. It’s no wonder that when I get to work or sit in front of the home PC to continue development on other projects that I’m just not interested and looking for distractions to get me away from the screen. I can’t tell if I’m just bored or burnt out and to be completely honest I don’t think that there’s any real difference.
To also add to this I’ve come to the conclusion that I simply do not have the time or patience when it comes to basic and simple User questions. This became very obvious during a recent project release into production.
So, I’ve decided to STOP all development on my own Point of Sale project. It makes no sense to continue with a project that will ultimately provide me with more stress. I’ll also be toning down the amount of time that I’m spending developing applications for this good friend of mine.
I need to do these things before I find myself completely bored and uninterested in any further business application software development.
Some years ago, I tried my hand at games development with another good friend. We had a few good ideas and I was very keen to get on board with the whole games development scene….but time was not on my side and money was a huge issue for me then too. But, lately, I have been looking into getting on with my games development life again and I’m happy to say that I’ve now got a new interest in software development and one that will also provide a bit of entertainment for both myself and my kids. I’ll be blogging more about this as time goes on.
Well, it’s getting late and I need to start work early tomorrow.