I’m a 44- year old guy, currently working as a Research Engineer at a biotech research company. In the past I’ve worked as a movie technician, a cab driver, a crane operator, a brewer, hospital lab technician… I still haven’t decided what I will be when I grow up, and now I’ve built up this interest in programming…
The centering I mention in the topic is about the need for some mental centering: coming into programming with pretty much zero experience (I have dabbled in HTML and CSS years ago), it feels like a pretty formidable parallel universe to even know where to start venturing into? I started a MOOC open Python course at the Helsinki University, and now also am looking at the FCC- curriculum. I still feel completely overwhelmed that maybe there are a zillion places I should be following on social media, watching videos on Youtube etc… ? I have this bad habit of thinking I should (or even could) do everything at once. So I would like to hear about your experiences, what’s important at the beginning and what’s not?
I’m not thinking of this journey as “I need to change my job in a year”- kind of project, but I’m more trying to stay in the mindset of “this is interesting on it’s own, and if something comes out of it professionally that’s a plus”.