So I have been working on my survey page website on and off for the last week since I’ve been trying hard to get a non-programming job, but now I’m in a lull where I am either rejected for every job I’ve tried out for, or having to wait for two weeks to a month or two to find out if I even got the job or not, and I have jury duty all of next month, so that is going to greatly slow down my ability and appeal in getting a job.
So I’m giving up on job searching for now. Except, everything at home drives me crazy. I can’t enjoy video games because I feel like I’m deadweight and do not deserve it. I can’t enjoy the day because I am isolated where I live and have very little space to move. And I can’t enjoy coding a website because I’m constantly thinking about getting a job or being trapped in a loop in life, and frankly, I’ve been kind of bored of web development lately, and I’ve also been doubting my ability to comprehend it.
But I don’t want to give up on it because that’s exactly what I’ve done with a lot of things in the past, which is why I am in the situation I am in now, and for all I know, learning this stuff may be my last option for getting out of this situation for good. If I can generate my own money wherever I am, so as long as I have a laptop and internet access, I will never be useless again.
It’s just tough because it’s not very engaging right now, and I can’t even get past my first survey page. And then there’s guys completing 300 challenges and like, 14 projects in two days while working four jobs with a wife and kids or some stuff like that.
But anyways, I’ve got an idea. What if I programmed something that was more interesting to me? What if I programmed a robot to do something cool?
I once bought a Jumping Race drone from Parrot to practice programming with it, but I couldn’t fit it into my bag too easily while travelling, so I gave it as a gift to this kid I met in a hostel, since he was into robotics and things like that and was just smart in general. Before that, I considered using ComputerCraft in Minecraft.
I think that there’s probably not a lot of work online involving robotics, but surely programming a robot to do something cool would be a feat. So what if I programmed a turtle in Minecraft to build an entire castle? Or what if I programmed a turtle in real life to draw some complex picture? I know it isn’t web development, and I know it won’t earn me certification, but would it be enough to get the attention of some company to hire me on? Can I do robotics work over the internet?