With a little help from my friends, I wrote a small PR today into one of our Elixir projects. It felt better than this stuff normally does because it was a refactor and not a tweak and at several points I had impactful ideas and just knew what to do next.

I write code nearly every day, but I’m not a developer. This was a nice reminder that I have the core ability to do that kind of work if I just put in the time. I needed that small hit of confidence today.