AM I TOO OLD FOR THIS?
So, I finished a fundamentals bootcamp and I feel like it was a lot to take in all at once .
I’ve done well on the projects and pretty much sailed through fundamentals quickly and with ease.
I have recognized that building the sites and solving issues in basic Bootcamp projects are sort of “laid out” processes. So we’re given an explicit direction which makes it a bit easy peazy to build what they are asking for.
- create an array
- write a function
- Call the function
- Build entire page and get it to work given very specific instructions.
- Try other code sites.
- Call your mom and ask for a biscuit recipe.
- Watch Guardians Of the Galaxy with your cat.
- Realize your brain feels like Groot who can make pretty lights but only uses one syntax that means everything they are trying to say.
- Cry when Rocket is holding a stick that’s left after Groot dies.
- Sleep, code, sleep, code, sleep.
- Get completely stressed out because you “Just can’t get it”.
- Try again by replanting Groot stick in a mind bucket.
However, when joining a few other sites to try out some problems there I’m seeing a trend in the process of learning where I feel like I’m led to believe I have studied all the processes needed to solve a problem but then there are arbitrary parts of it that actually have nothing to do with previous learning and I am forced to look up other code to use.
When I do this I sometimes find a process or part of a function that works but more often than not I end up at a wall confused and thinking I just don’t understand my “basics” like i thought I did. Or I’m not retaining a “mystical” part of something I’ve studied before that’s supposed to help me understand where I’m at with the current problem to solve. Or I really don’t understand any of this at all and should eat a bag of earthworms and call it a day.
I end up confused and then questioning why I’m spending the money on the camp because I’m just not getting it.