When I first started to teach myself how to code, I wasn’t sure what type of projects I wanted to create. I took one day off to think about and wrote down the things I cared about. For me, I care a lot about health and wellness.
I have not been officially diagnosed with this, but I know for sure that I have symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder(PMDD). Most period tracking apps will mainly track physical symptoms that would indicate that your period coming soon. However, I feel that there should be a period tracker app that also tracks your mental health. For the longest time, I questioned why I would feel extremely depressed or irritable the week before my period came, feel normal-ish when it started, and feel full of energy the day after it ends. Had I not recorded my symptoms everyday, I would have assumed that I had a completely different issue.
I plan on making a wellness app for women that includes symptoms PMDD because I know that their are women and adolescent girls out their that probably have no idea if their mood swings are related to their cycle. Having an app were they can record how they are feeling (physical and mental) can be a helpful tool not only for them, but for therapists and psychiatrists who need to give them a proper treatment plan.
So far, I taught myself how to apply the radio buttons to smiley face icons so that I can make a daily mood intake. It looks ugly because I didn’t apply any CSS, but I’m still proud of myself for making!
What is your passion project and why is it important to you? I wanted to make this post because I feel that these two questions help newbies like me find out right away what kind of projects they want to make. I’m thankful that we have websites like freecodecamp, which is why I want to pay it forward and pose these questions to help aspiring web developers.