Advice for sprinting thru Portfolio Project?

I have spent a lot of time just trying to ‘wrap my head around’ someone else’s code for their Portfolio Project. But I want to get my hands dirty. Filthy, even, if it helps me learn.

Does anyone have some ‘strategy’ advice for studying / perfecting the Portfolio Project? I will actually pay and get this hosted eventually, but I probably shouldn’t waste too much time on detail? Just sprint thru user stories? Any study resources? Should I know it all by heart because I’m this far in the course already?

nervous breakdown

Help! I’m programming in an abyss of mentorlessness…

Previously: Portfolio… JS? Where to start?