Hi all. I am new here, 41 years old, with some experience on programming as a civil engineer, today celebrating 6th month in freecodecamp, finished legacy responsive web design before and started learning javscript since may 22.
Some may say I am too late for programming, some will say I will not succeed, I really don’t care.
Today, I am stuck at the last project “Cash Register”. That made me both angry and sad, I felt angry because I couldn’t solve it in my head yet, I felt sad because I should have solved it in my head.
The courses were really challenging, sometimes I could not complete by myself, so I took help, but at last, I was able to find a solution and complete that course after (let’s say) 30 minutes of studying, and at least I was able to understand what I did there.
But I don’t know, is this “Cash Register” really difficult? Is it only about that project?
I had also difficulties in understanding prime numbers, or smallest common multiple. but “Cash Register”.
So a part of the result I felt is that: “I fail at math and calculations” which made me feel a bit uncomfortable as a civil engineer.
Is it so, or am I having those issues totally normal?
Do I need some motivation or do I need someone to shout at 41-years-old-me?
I just wanted to share my feelings with you, so that I can see if anyone here faced some similar consequences before, and advise me on what to do nowadays.
Now I will return to keep trying for finding a solution for Cash Register, and check here after some time (like 5 minutes I guess).
And besides anything else, I don’t know but can I share some of my solutions here in forum, so that you can comment? my solutions are (I guess a bit) chunky but always working correctly, so I will be glad to hear from you if I have to improve myself in some ways.
Anyway, thanks in advance.