It’s very easy to get into a negative mind-set about DevOps. If you are shovelling **, you will lose enthusiasm for development, infrastructure automation, pragmatic documentation, and will forget to re-read the Phoenix project.
More worryingly, you will lose enthusiasm, and stop driving your career forward.
If you are perpetually retro-fitting documentation, not cutting code, manually fixing problems for more than x acceptable timeframe.
It’s time to wake-up, and smell the coffee. The first thing to do (is stop reading this), go out for a walk, and grab a coffee (how ironic, or a mint tea, if you prefer).
Regrettably, you are not a DevOps practitioner. You are fixing someones else’s reactive situation. No difference to people in the same situation ten years. You probably care way-to-much, and are grinding your teeth in exasperation.
**It's time to refocus. Ask yourself. What am I good at? What do I want to do? **
Remove yourself from the situation you are in. Find an opportunity where you can practice what you believe in. Follow your gut instinct.
Please don't get stuck in a rut.
Use your spare-time to play with new technology, learn new things, and find a pragmatic way forward.
Remember, you are in charge of your own career. If you are lucky enough to have a mentor, make use of them.