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re: I Joined A Coding Bootcamp (And Here's Why) VIEW POST

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re: I appreciate you going into all three of the options! Currently I'm a self-learner, but I'm struggling to keep motivation to keep learning/determin...
 

Hey Rachel! I actually haven't started yet. I officially start May 14!! We have been given this nice list of Modules to work on before class for now, and I'm also doing my best to learn some JavaScript and catch up on HTML/CSS using FreeCodeCamp (and the book Eloquent JavaScipt).

I do believe it will help structure my priorities. As someone with ADD, through the years I've really had to work hard to learn time management and project management. Because I've made this commitment, it's going to come first (at least until the program is over).

However, of course spending time with family/friends is important! I also volunteer doing digital marketing at Amman Imman. Until now, I have tried to commit 4 hrs per week at least. But I may have to scale that down, if it becomes to much.

At least with the bootcamp, I'll have a clear list of what I'll need to learn per week which will help me organize everything else around that.:)

I also use a paper planner, Passion Planner to help me keep track of everything. (I know, not a digital platform, shocking!).

It would be easier! I could have also went to get my CPA, decided to do a path that is more aligned with what I currently do in Accounts Receivable. Sometimes, though, we have to figure out what is worth it. The one benefit to having a job that is stable already is you don't have the pressure of needing income immediately. Of course, I'd like to find a new one as soon as I can after I complete the bootcamp, but it's not essential for me to do so which is nice!

 

Good luck with the start of your bootcamp, Jamie! It's coming up QUICK! FreeCodeCamp is the only free learning site that I've followed all the way through on JS, and definitely recommend that site for JS, HTML, and CSS. 😊

I've been debating about using a passion planner (honestly, I love colors and stickers and those are both in them typically!), and maybe that's one way to help me prioritize what I need to do daily. (And get me to code more often!)

That is super nice that you don't need a job right away. I think that's why I'm terrified of making the leap, since student loans follow me everywhere... It sounds like coding is more of your passion, and that's great that you are able to continue to learn!

I definitely recommend Passion Planner. If nothing else, I'm a fan of trying things to see if they work for you. Worse case it doesn't, and you try something else! I will warn you. It's easy to spend too much time on planners, thou, haha.

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