I stopped writing code myself as I moved up the chain and settled comfortably into executive management.
After a few years as Director of this, or VP of that, the languages, libraries, and frameworks had all shifted and my distance from the code increased. I’ve always stayed current with what particular languages and frameworks “could do” so I knew what to ask of my development teams, but the less able I was to do the work myself. I am now back on the bicycle pedaling as fast as I can and have reactivated my dormant skills. I love writing code! I love the feeling of satisfaction you get when your creation comes to life. I love finding and fixing bugs. I’ll never again leave this particular bicycle in the garage for too long.