This Has Been The Toughest Almost-Four-Weeks Of My Professional Life!
Seriously, I cannot believe that I am ending week four, here. The first three weeks were abysmal. I barely knew what was happening or why, and I was pretty sure that I was going to fail at learning to develop for a living.
If I told you how many times I cried, you’d probably not believe me, but I don’t care. Anyone out there like me who is putting their heart and soul into learn to code…well…I don’t want you to be shocked if you get to your apprenticeship and find that you hit brick wall after brick wall. For non-mathy folk, it’s par for the course.
That’s the truth.
If you happen to be considering coming to the program in which I am participating, you’re probably using resources like Code Academy, Khan Academy, or other online resources like Thinkful or Bloc.io.
Whatever your learning resource, you already know that code’s ability to reduce you to tears is a very real thing.
Most men I know won’t cry…but they will walk purposefully out of a room, stare at the screen pensively, or go take a smoke.
Bottom line: Coding. Is. Hard.
…but it’s also fun, once you start to understand what you are looking at, why the lines are functioning the way that they are, and what it is that you want the computer to do for you.