This year has been more about getting back to "normal". I've haven't put in a lot of effort with personal projects. In fact I have rebelled completely. I've put in more effort into other hobbies and just trying to have down time because I've been so busy at work.
It seems like Covid is more under control and we've been opening stuff back up. We don't have to wear masks at work. I got the vaccine - the two-shot Pfizer one. I think that's another reason why I have given up on personal projects for now - been getting out of the house and doing stuff.
I would like to possibly transfer my St. Louis photos project into an Express/Node project. I've really derailed on this. I just don't have the time or the will for this right now. Before I do anything with this I would need to make a database and get all the images done and there are so many that it's daunting.
In VS Code I want to use more shortcuts and code snippets to speed up productivity. I do use the find and replace a bit more and searches are getting smarter. I'm still not doing great with this.
Play more with transitions and animations for UI On my own I haven't but I have been doing more with making more smooth transitions and some simple animation stuff with SVG
Honestly, I haven't been working much on personal projects. I have done some stuff with customizing maps with the Google Maps API. Then I have done little "proof of concept: stuff on my CodePen.
I'm planning on trying out learning more .NET. Specifically figuring out how to use it, how to use Visual Basic so I can be more empowered to fix small issues from clients or when I'm building out UIs. Plus, I want to know how all is working under-the-hood.
From my comments on my initial goals, it seems like I would give myself a failing grade. I've scaled back on a lot of my goals. However, I can't beat myself up about it. There are going to be ebbs and flows. I need to give myself space so I don't burn out.