I never coded before, I sign up on freecodecamp in Nov '21, but really started learning to code in May '22. (before that, from late '20 I spent a year on THM platform playing with cyber security. )
Coding was great, hard and motivational.
Just as I finished legacy RWD (projects not finished, maybe one), new RWD was out (June '22?). So, I finished that too, from the beginning, repeating everything. It was great, less hard as it was fresh and I just keep on pushing. I was active on this forum too, asked for help, replied to help others.
I invested in book Head First HTML/CSS. Never regretted. I continued on building foundations and confidence.
In June '22 I finished portfolio
I stuck on JS Record Collection lesson, so I switch to other platforms like scrimba, CodeCademy, YT etc. I continued to push and learn. At least one hour a day (I have full time job so sometimes is less, but more often is 2+ hours).
Six mounts passed, many basic JS topics covered/practiced and I realized that I can’t implement almost anything without guidance! HTML/CSS almost evaporated, JS in some brain fog and me looking in VScode screen thinking ‘-what’s next? how?’
Every video I see, or code, I recognize content and wonder ‘-how I didn’t come to that idea?’ Imposter syndrome?
I am completely aware that this is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. But I feel like I need to learn how to lace a running shoes. Again and again.
I know it will take me couple more years to get some confident to apply for job. I’m not afraid of interviews and rejections (quite experience there), those are my least worries. I’m worried how to keep content that I practiced and asking here for some guidance. Did I move too fast? How you did after approx 7-8 hundred hours of head into coding? Any suggestions?
It’s not that I didn’t learn anything, I did, but somehow, not in depth the content that I should. I installed ssd and created dual boot on pc, switched to linux and newer went back. I created github profile, uploaded everything trough CLI. I learned to concentrate and focus. Doing more physical activity to keep my brain and body working flawlessly. Reduced alcohol and junk intake. Lots of bits around the coding journey got better, but my code…not satisfied there.
Thank you for reading, any constructive feedback is welcome!