As dev evangelists/marketers/advocates we’re in the business of helping people. When we can’t help people life gets hard. Work gets frustrating. We start questions why we’re here. I know. I do it on the quarterly. Sometimes the daily.
What I’ve learned (mainly through the consolation from people smarter, more experienced, and cooler than myself) is that this isn’t unique. You are not a special flower that is incapable of success.
What YOU do is important because if you learn how to suck a little less next time then IMHO it’s worth it. If you make the internet a little less shitty. A teeny bit more inclusive. A smidge more supportive or even a schmekel more fun?
Well then my friend- you have succeeded.