An excellent talk/workshop by Chelsea Troy on technical debt, refactoring, good and bad codebase maintenance experiences. If you're not following her and reading her stuff, you're probably doing yourself a disservice.
Make sure you're actually playing the game by the rules of the game, not playing a harder version of the game you made up because it feels better.
A great thread summarizing some of the ways the construction and maintenance of buildings is very similar to software development and maintenance. If you haven't read the book this may spark your interest in picking it up.
A really tweet thread by Dan Luu on hiring failure modes, and stated vs actual objectives, and how folks end up passing on someone who's clearly out there making an impact.