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Not sure what direction I want to go in career-wise
I originally set out to be a web designer, then a front-end developer, and now I am freelancing doing wordpress development and visual design work. I am taking an interest in VR, AI, Data Analytics, and ios UI design and development. I really like designing for ios in my spare time and i really love UI/UX design. iOS app development is completely different from what I am accustomed to but I am thinking it's the change I need to get re-motivated. Any advice? I am confused as to what my next move should be. I don't know where to start!
ian izaguirre3,220 Points
Why do you say you need to get re-motivated ? What happened that caused this before you got re motivated from iOS?
ian izaguirre3,220 Points
1.) You live in a rural area and do not see any job postings that relate to what you have been looking to do as a career path? --> I wonder if you have considered relocating if you find a job that is outside your area, is that feasible?
The second possibility is that you are bored with JS and CSS because you have not applied personal projects into your learning process. As you learn different languages, you should build a portfolio that displays little fun projects that you personally have made using those languages. If you have these little challenges/projects set up as goals that you want to create, then the motivation is there since you find the project you picked interesting which will drive you to learn more about JS / CSS and more. All this will be boring if you don't set up small projects to try to build since you are never really applying your knowledge. Plus, by applying your knowledge and making a portfolio to show these little projects, it helps you get ahead when it comes time to apply for jobs since you have a lot to show.
3.) "I work full-time in retail and make a decent income " --> I think your convincing yourself that you should stay in your situation? It is up to you, but there will be no inner motivation to move to another direction if you think your good with the possibility of failure, and by the way you wrote that, it seems your ok with not pursing it because there is always your plan B which is staying in retail. You need to meditate on what you truly want to do, that is the only way to sustain the motivation. It is easy to become motivated for a few weeks, the difficulty comes with finding ways to keep the motivation. That only comes with knowing what exactly your personal long term goal is.