There are a ton of very knowledgeable people right here in this forum that are more than willing to help.
Hey @BlazeRetro ,
I’m a bit lazy right now , anyways, I have answered this question here:
Yeah, that’s totally normal.
Can you describe a situation you recently experienced?
I struggled on the intermediate algorithms my partial second time through while noting great improvement based on the original attempt. Maybe for those new to code there is a beginner stage where one can repeat the lesson and not type much, the intermediate beginner where someone can type more but little, and so on. There are different expectations for each person. At each level of algorithm on the first pass, not every person can expect to create a solution in a couple hours with a light mood without tumbling self-doubt. Not everyone’s learning style is represented and presented.
Thanks for the message, much appreciated. Sorry for the late response. I have been struggling with depression but I’m determined to continue pushing on! Your words have given me strength.
We might not be able to encourage you through your dark times, but man this group can be really encouraging for people who need the help to continue programming.
But I will keep you in my prayers this week because coming to your post I got an answer I didn’t think I needed myself. I also struggle with mental health and I totally get it. But we’re not alone. @crystalio303 's advice is boss advice. And so is @Catalactics 's advice.
Whew! you didn’t leave. I am glad to hear you are doing what you intended and still want to do. Older posts and users are going to be around as the spirits pick back up. I feel pressure for me to not give up telling you that. Hoping for it, I think we will do okay.
HI @BlazeRetro !
I have also struggled with depression on and off for years.
The main thing that has helped me is to take breaks when things get to crazy.
After I come back from a break, I feel rejuvenated to get back to work.
Also, try not to compare yourself with others progress. That will just fuel the depression more.
Just remember that you have accomplished a lot so far and you have decided to take on the challenge of learning how to code.
That is no easy task and most people would never try.
Be proud of what you have done so far and your resilience to keep going.
Just take it day by day.
If you need help, you know where to find us