I received motivation from my 11 year old student

Hey everyone!

I just hit the 4 month mark on my coding journey and I am working on my first project outside of a class assignment. It is has been good and frustrating at the same time. Sometimes I feel like I spend most of my time researching how to do something or fixing a bug than actual coding. But then I received some good advice from an unlikely source.

The other day, I was giving zoom music lessons to one of my beginner students and she was struggling with trying to play high notes. I kept reassuring her that it just takes time and everyone struggles at first.

Then she said, “I know it sucks right now but I am just going to try to enjoy the learning process. Best case scenario I get really good and worse case I learn some new things in the process.”

My student was 100% right. Best case scenario I actually become a developer one day and worst case I learn some new skills and have a different career.

I don’t have a crystal ball, and have know idea if I am cut out for this but I am trying and actually enjoying the learning process. So my advice to all beginners(including myself) is to just keep going and you never know what will happen.

Happy coding!


I love this so much! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Coding!


What your student said is so true!! Thanks for sharing


What would have to happen
for you to know that you were cut out for this?

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Hey @miku86!

I don’t know if anyone can be 100% sure they are cutout for any career path. In my opinion, all you can do is hope for the best and work hard towards those goals but there will never be a 100% guarantee. Landing the job is one thing but making it a career is a whole other thing. As beginners , you just don’t know what you don’t know.

I try to be as optimistic as possible and just hope things will work out.


This is lovely. Thank you for the perspective!