unable to continue using expo

Expo CLI 3.11.7 environment info:
System:
OS: macOS 10.15.6
Shell: 3.2.57 - /bin/bash
Binaries:
Node: 10.16.3 - /usr/local/bin/node
Yarn: 1.22.4 - /usr/local/bin/yarn
npm: 6.9.0 - /usr/local/bin/npm
IDEs:
Xcode: 11.4.1/11E503a - /usr/bin/xcodebuild
npmPackages:
expo: ~39.0.2 => 39.0.3
react: 16.13.1 => 16.13.1
react-native: https://github.com/expo/react-native/archive/sdk-39.0.3.tar.gz => 0.63.2
npmGlobalPackages:
expo-cli: 3.11.7
note: I just ran npm install -g expo-cli and it failed!

I’m on the verge of abandoning using expo because for weeks now every time I use expo start i see" There was a problem loading the requested app, “try again”, “go back to expo home” IIt’s making progress impossible as well as wasting a lot of my time.

Hi @samtsejerome, sorry for the trouble you are running into with Expo. But we can’t help by just saying “I have this issue”. We’d need some steps on how to reproduce the issue for us to investigate. But, since you mentioned this:

note: I just ran npm install -g expo-cli and it failed!

This would tell me something is wrong with your Node setup. If this fails, something else is going wrong, even before Expo. Node 10 is also a bit old and soon to be EOL, I would recommend either Node 12 or 14. But again, without much more context, info, or steps to reproduce I’m not sure how we can help.