I’ve decided to drop out of the R&R contest, officially, this time.
I’ve realized now that I just haven’t been myself lately irl; always stressed, moody, frustrated, and tired. I don’t know the exact cause… but I think competing in the contest is either part of the cause or making it worse. Deadlines and competitions aren’t really my thing. I don’t know why I ever entered in the first place.
I also feel that I might’ve been overconfident, as a newbie. I spent months watching tutorials, spent weeks examining different things in code, “researching” more advanced things such as the if/else/elif method, flags, gains, using a point system, everything… but it wasn’t enough. I really thought I could do it, but I couldn’t- yet. Which I why I want to tell everyone who’s struggling:
It’s okay to push ourselves and follow our dreams. In fact, we should be following our dreams. But is it really your dream to work on this contest entry? Do you stress over it so much that you’re close to a breaking point? Are you constantly sad, tired, angry, anxious… or even depressed? If so… it isn’t really your dream, is it? I think there are moments when all of us need to take deep breaths and relax. Focus on the happy things in life!
Even if you decide to drop out, like me, it’s important to remember that just because you’re doing this, doesn’t mean you’re giving up yet. You can still write that story. Your goals are still there. And I’ll say it again: You can still write that story. Your goals are still there. Think of this as a way of recharging; bringing the happiness and energy inside of you back to life. Now take a deep breath again. I’ll repeat: Focus on the happy things in life!
I don’t often give out advice, but I hope what I’m saying makes sense.
For those who were looking forward to my story (@miramiraonthewall, this means you!) you’ll be happy to know that I will still be continuing to work on it on my own pace. This means that it will be published. When? I don’t know. But I promise that it will be out one day. I hope you understand that I’d rather code it and feel happy than code it and feel stressed.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me I feel a lot more relaxed now