I feel great when I find the solution to a problem, even if it’s just a wrongly closed element or I complete a mini-challenge like a basic survey form.
Looking back to when I started about a month ago I’ve learned a lot & I know this is a normal feeling it just because a bit overwhelming sometimes.
I also feel as if I learn very slowly as with the challenges, i.e before I attempt a challenge such as the survey. I’ll watch videos, read books, do the challenges in the books and then do the FCC survey. This may take a few days/week.
I set a general, not specific goal for Christmas day. The goal is just to look back and see how far I’ve come.
So I am only 5 months in and it is completely normal to be overwhelmed by all that there is to learn.
There is nothing wrong with taking things slow and wanting to prepare for a project. I think that is the exact right way to do things.
You are only a month in but you have covered a lot of ground work. I would advise you to continue to be patient, practice and study hard.
Thank you, I need to not worry about the road ahead just whats in front of me. I made a goal for 1 year to be at least competent and excited to be able to look back at 12 months of study.
Thank you for the kind words, I’m glad FCC has such a great active community.
I só understand you. I finished RWD pretty quickly and was very enthusiastic. But then I got in JScript and this is so different, I feel so lost like I don’t understand anything and it’s more math or smth like this
I think subconsciously, that is the exact reason I’m taking my time with RWD.
Just keep learning and when you feel overwhelmed, maybe you should go to gym or do some physical sports which will make you not thinking too much. I have just been doing gym for 4 months and it really worked.
Indeed, I find that just doing something the complete opposite helps and also I want to start getting into a better routine. What I find is that if I’m stuck on an issue I’ll /have/ to try solve it before I go to bed.
In my case, I was overwhelmed seeing the certifications provided, but that was only temporary. Since I had an experience of web development, I was able to complete the course pretty fast and got the certification within a week of starting the course. Whatever field it may be, just move at your pace and acheive your goals one by one.
I feel that we have to learn a lot of new stuff. However, this is something that we have to do day by day to make sure we can grow our knowledge and to make sure we can get better opportunities. If we learn more than one thing, we will be able to be open for more than 1 position. In my case, I’m pretty open for Web Development, Software Development, IT Networking, and Design.
One thing that you can do to practice your skills is to get clients for all of those skills to find things that you like and things that you don’t like.
This is one thing I’m learning from the challenges, yes they’re super frustrating and I spend way to much time finishing them, posting lot’s of questions but at the end of all that annoyance I’ve a much better understanding.