Hello everyone, I’ve been having some lingering thoughts and figured it’d best if I asked for some advice.
So, I’m currently in a job it’s been over 3 years now. While things have been hectic at times, it feels like it’s been more than in the past lately. We’ve been working on the same project it’s been many months now, and likely will be for many more months too. And I’ve been finding myself feeling very frustrated with said project.
Overall, the project is pretty complex, and it keeps growing on its complexity. Nearly every day we have to deal with some sudden error that we struggle to find the cause of. It’s become sort of a common thing to find ourselves trying to deduce what happened because we just can’t recreate the error ourselves.
Bottom line is, I’m feeling pretty tired of it. Although I don’t know if such scenario is actually normal for project development (please do let me know if it is). And more than once I’ve just felt like quitting.
I don’t intend to quit, as doing such would only cause troubles, not only for me but specially for the company. Still, I’m making plans of doing some work in the background, such as do some rework on my portfolio, maybe start some small projects on my own… Let’s say, build a base so I can feel safer to take a big decision once things calm down later on.
I do hope I’m not taking too much of your time with this, but I’d like to know what your opinion on this case would be. Is this stress normal? Any recommendations on how I could do some self improvement as a developer?