I am really happy to hear that. I decided to post this not to brag how great and smart I am but to encourage the people that are struggling.
I know how hard it is and I know how hard and challenging life can be when you shut down the computer. It is really easy to quit when going get’s hard.
I was there I understand the struggle, I am far from genius, English is not my first language, I work a full-time low-end job and I made it so can you and everyone else.
Even though this is not the end of the journey and it’s not like I am suddenly a great developer now when I have the certificate but trust me the progress I made in a year is enormous.
I want to be clear it’s still hard and there are so many things I don’t know but I learned to keep it cool when I run into the wall that seems like a too big obstacle for me. And I learned to ask better questions to read the documentation, to leverage the knowledge I have when I encounter some new problem I never saw before.
Also, I still haven’t got the job which is my main goal. But trust me I feel much more confident, people are reaching out to me for help or recruiters about job opportunities and I haven’t even started to look actively. But I can tell people from the industry have respect for what I did, and I know I am almost there so it is great motivation to keep going. Quitting is not even the option any more, not even when I have the worst day coding, because I just put so many hours until now and I am not letting it go that’s not the option. So stay positive my friend and make sure you put in hours, nothing else matters. Somebody makes it quicker somebody makes it slower. Also, it is not only about how long did it take you to get a job it is also a quality of your first job.
I hope this will keep you motivated at least for next few days, and sorry for the long post.