@Hooper follow your interests and try to link your hobbies together, niches are often a good way to build experience in a field you know and sometimes also get traction from a dedicated user base.
Find a way to stay focused. Mine is the pomodoro technique, but whatever works for you.
@coloradobum That's actually a really good question. I serve on two non profit boards - a legacy of my previous career - and I probably should give one of those up. Other things in my life are harder to give up....but I should think hard about what is really adding value to my life.
@Hooper I am on the same boat - re-learning ruby and RoR. Decided to leave JS for later. Currently going through The Well-Grounded Rubyst and rspec. Spending 1-2hrs a day consistenly has helped me a lot. with work/family commitment is difficult to do more than that but the key for me has been "consistency"
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