When working becomes work
I have been a professional frontend developer for about 15 years now, and I always went the extra mile. I spend on average 5 hours a week of unpaid time to catch up with web platform features, reading about new stuff, trying out a lot, experimenting, and writing about it.
I was, and I am passionate about frontend development, but since some months, work is mostly work for me. It feels strange, because frontend development was always also my hobby, now is the first time that I do it because it's my job.
I still go the extra mile in my job and make sure the stuff I build is accessible, fast, and user-friendly, but I won't spend much time on learning on my free time. The passion to experiment and write will come back, it just needs time.
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