I'm not sure if it's just me or if other people are/have had this issue. Where you have a great year with lot's of success but the next year you shoot higher but you've got not a clue how on Earth you are going to beat last year or take steps towards even more success. I for one and currently having this issue and have finally (as of today) found the inspiration I needed to keep going and pick up a style of coding again. Last year I started to seriously work on my CodePen portfolio and since have had exponential success on the platform with thousands of views, hearts, a follower base and even having the #7 spot on the most popular post of 2018! Because of how much success I was able to obtain in one year, it can be a little stressful to follow up with that. I know that others may think that it's not that big a deal and that this is nothing but those things were a big deal for me, dealing with Imposter Syndrome my whole life and thinking that I'm not good enough to be successful in this field. I want to thank Cassidy Williams for helping to spark inspiration in doing pure CSS pens again. Her pen "Circle Buddy" inspired me to make something similar to her's and use the same style (which I absolutely love!)
Here's what I made from it:
Which brings me to what I originally wanted to talk about...
Knowing not just from seeing it but experiencing it myself, if you can inspire one person to do more, you can help make the world a better place and possibly change someone's life. I'm writing this article because (yes it may be obvious to some) but it is possible to run out of steam and it's tremendously discouraging to not have anything to work towards. CodePen has changed my life, it has opened doors for me that would have never been available if not for the amazing community. I plan on writing more posts this year (more tutorials, reviews) to help add some more beef to my portfolio.
I just want to say thank you to the CodePen community and heres to a successful 2019!