I like spending my time doing things that excite or energize me. Having my head in code was about as far from excitement as I’ve ever been. All that’s required to become a novice developer is diligence and repetition. But as a realist who values their time more than anything else, I know I’m never going to spend hundreds of hours doing something I dislike unless the payoff is incredibly high.
I’m on the same page with this. I think at some point it’ll be worth it for me to invest more time into development skills but right now the return isn’t great enough. I’d rather write English than Ruby.