I’m super psyched to be here. After being curious for a really long time, I decided to get over my anxiety about coding. My partner and I looked up how to get started, and saw freeCodeCamp recommended in a few places.
I’m having a lot of fun. I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now. I blew through the HTML/CSS modules in about 6 hours today, and I’m tinkering with the projects. So far, nothing has been super tricky for me and it’s good to find something to do with my time that I find engaging.
I’m nervous because I’m really enjoying this, but I historically have had a habit of comparing myself to experts really early on when I’m picking up a new hobby or skill, convincing myself I’m a huge failure, and bailing because I freak myself out.
I’m not really sure how to measure my own success in regards to this kind of thing without comparing myself to others, or staying motivated when you hit hurdles when you’re starting out. I think this is something I have the potential to be good at, but I know in a couple weeks I’ll probably be wondering why I said that.
Sorry to be so nervous/anxious when I’m trying to make a first impression. I figure if I can be genuine up front and get some help with my biggest non-code related barrier to success now, I can focus on the actual work I’m doing as I progress.
Thanks in advance for any advice. Looking forward to being here.