And onto the meat and potatoes of the Udemy course, about 9 hours completed (approx 80 remaining). Learnt a lot and loving the course overall. Next up Jonas makes a point of defining a goal for yourself during this course as a source of motivation, and it really made me think. Why am I doing this?
30mins a day was the deal, and 1 week in I have had 1 day off (Saturday) so far, not too bad I think. Some days I did closer to 2 hours and the work came easily, and then there's nights like tonight, struggling just to hit the 30mins. Similar to Jonas' recommendation of setting a clear goal, one thing has become clear; when setting an arbitrary agreement with oneself such as daily learning, your 'Why' needs to exist and it better have some weight. This has been something weighing on my mind since I started.
My current position is a business owner, more specifically a team leader, project manager, and account manager. In otherwords, client and team facing & not writing code in any fashion right now. Perhaps that's why this code learning has been fun and exciting, it's something different and exciting. Coding is the antithesis of my current role, is that why I'm enjoying it so much? Was this the path I should have taken?
I'm still trying to figure all that out (yikes), but for now I'll set a goal:
Just gonna send it.
PS: Any beginner devs out there want to build something with me, reach out! Might be fun to collab on something :)