Week 11: Slow Going

It is hard to believe it has been almost three months since I started teaching myself programming.

There are times when I look back over the last few weeks and marvel at how much I have learned. Other times I feel like I am not as far along as I should be and that my progress is too slow.

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Week 10: I Have Some Notes

I have learned a lot in 10 weeks of teaching myself to program. Not only have I learned things like the box model, responsive design, and JavaScript arrays, but I have also learned how to manage my time and how to retain information better. One of the biggest takeaways for me from this whole experience has been the importance of quality note taking.

When I first started I took detailed notes using Google Docs. At that time I was working on Codecademy courses, which are all text based.

Once I started, to realize how much time I was spending taking notes it occurred to me that I could just copy/paste much of the information straight from the Codecademy slides. It is no surprise that this is when my JavaScript troubles started and in hindsight, it is easy to see why.

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Week 10: 100 Days of Code Redux

Last week felt like the first time in a long while that I was able to get back to my old routine. It was a great reminder of how much I love to code.

I am a big creature of habit. I am at my best when I have structure and a routine. Between traveling and then getting sick, it felt like an eternity since I was last able to really focus on my lessons and coding every day.

As someone who is new to programming, I can’t stress enough how important it is to code every day.

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Week 4: #100DaysOfCode

I can’t believe it has been a month since I decided to teach myself programming. There are times that I feel like I have learned so much and times I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface.

The biggest lesson I have learned is the importance of focus. There is so much to learn and so many different ways to learn it that it is easy to get off track.

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