Coding in Quarantine

It’s April 6th, 2020. I haven’t gotten sick with the dreaded SARS-CoV-2 (yet) and I have been self-isolating in my apartment for just over two weeks now. This comes after being laid off from my job as a web developer. One thing that this whole thing has made me realize is that I naturally self isolate anyway. Another thing is the reaffirmation of the old adage, you want what you can’t have.

Since this whole thing started I’ve never wanted to hang out with people more. Now that socializing is off the table, I face a strange dichotomy. I’m not very social, but there’s certainly a part of me that wishes I was back with some of my old friend groups.

There’s nothing I can do about that now aside from Slack, gaming, texting, facetime, etc. However, all this free time has provided a golden opportunity to work on myself. I’ve been exercising more consistently than I have in years. I’ve also been doing more self motivated programming than I have in years (aside from University).

I suppose that we should always look at the silver lining if at all possible. When working full time I never felt energy after work to do any side projects. Well now I have all the time in the world. So I better take advantage of it.

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