Thanks Dan! Honestly not sure how proficient I am in self-learning. I've felt I've been self-taught since I was younger. My dad gave me a red binder with all kinds of HTML examples when I was younger and away I went just reading and trying different code. I can look things up when I need help. I spend what free time I have in between work and outside activities on coding. I think I struggle with the discipline part sometimes but as of late it's gotten better. I've had some personal things come up where family needed me more than coding did but now that things have died down I'd say the self-taught route is going well.
I think more than anything I need to be realistic about timing and how much work I need to do because it's seeming like there is a lot for where I need/want to be.
Thank you for your input!
Yeah I have enjoyed freecodecamp, but got off the rails from busyness. I’m still too busy and it is a bit unreasonable for me to commit a lot of time there. But in the meantime I’ve now spent some time learning some other things that I wanted to (like git).
All the best to you as you keep trusging along!
Maybe after you feel like you have a good grasp on areas that are of interest to you, you can step back and evaluate where you’re headed. If it’s a type of job that requires certain skills, evaluate what is missing in your skillset then find a way to develop those skills. The hard part I think in web development is that required skills seem to change every Tuesday. Anyway, keep working hard no matter what!
Thank you so much Dan! You're right, it does seem to change so often. I've found that between web development and even just design. As soon as I graduated college, poof, my skills were outdated. I definitely know I want to do front end. I just need to get organized on what I need to learn and not try to learn everything so much.
I'm glad I've found others who can relate to potentially needing breaks from coding or being busy for other things sometimes. Makes me feel like I don't need to beat myself up so much in all of this.
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