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Hi All 👋,
I am a stay-at-home mom of a 4 years old toddler, and I started to learn to code when my daughter was 2 years old.
As a self-taught, it was a tough and lonely journey.
No one to ask when I have questions, no one to share when imposter syndrome hits. It was only me and Google.
I took a half-year break from learning due to life.
But then I decided to get back and be more active on Twitter by learning in public through #100DaysofCode.
One thing leads to another, I found this community, which now is more like a family to me, Virtual Coffee.
I have found my safe place and a great support system in my journey. They guide me to grow, develop myself, allow me to contribute and help with what I can give.
Even though I am a newbie, they treat me equally which makes me feel I'm not an “outsider” from being a beginner.
And since then, in less than 6 months:
- I contributed for the first time to an open-source.
- I get out of my comfort zone and started writing blog posts, an idea that was dusting in my bucket list.
- Start to get recognized from my writings 👇
- Three of my articles got chosen by CodeNewbie and made through their newsletter.
I never knew that I could do these things and grow so much before I met Virtual Coffee. And I am looking forward to achieving much more with them by my side.
Nevertheless, Ayu Coded in 2021 And No Longer Alone! ❤
Top comments (12)
That's so awesome Ayu! Love all the stuff you've done. Very happy to have met you in Virtual Coffee! Definitely no longer alone!!!
No longer alone, and I'm also super happy to have met you in Virtual Coffee! 😄
I’m so glad to have met you Ayu and it’s so great to have you as part of these communities! 😎
Likewise, Nick! 🤩
You're awesome Ayu!!! Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge all the time, always happy to get notifications from your dev posts ✨
Thank youuuuu, Bogdan! 😄
I love that you are self-taught, never stop learning!! Thanks for the link to Virtual Coffee, what a cool site!
Thank you, Tam!
Virtual Coffee is awesome! Maybe I would see you one day there? 😊
Welcome to the community, Ayu ☺️ Nice to meet you!
Nice to meet you too 😃
All that in under 6 months, Well done 👏 :D
Thank you, Carlene! 😊