August 2, 2014

And On the First Day, I Felt Like a Dunce!

Salutations all!
If you've been following along, then you know that I've been talking about taking some classes. Well, I just started this week and the classes I'm taking are to learn how to code or in other words, learn how to built web applications or websites. Yay! I've been looking forward to it for a while now, so I was excited to get started.
I've had a little experience with HTML coding, because waaaay long along when MySpace and BlackPlanet was still popular I used to play around with adding different pictures to my profile, making words glow or show in bold... That kinda thing. I enjoyed it then, so I figured I would enjoy it now too, plus I could hook myself up with some new digs for this blog.
I consider myself a pretty smart person and I pick up things pretty quickly so I thought class would be okay. Let me tell you something...

I felt like a complete D.U.N.C.E.

This class is hard.. Info was being thrown at us so fast I didn't know what to do! For me it was kinda like listening to someone talk in another language. You feel like you're supposed to know what they're talking about, but you don't. The words come hurdling at you like a fastball, but at the last minute they miss your head, swiftly moving to the side and there is nothing but white noise going on in your mind. Picture how the TV would look when television used to go off! Haha.. 

While I'm in class, I feel overwhelmed, but when I get home and I can take my time and things start to make more sense to me. In my mind this is similar to taking a math class. (You even deal with numbers sometimes) 

I'm only in class two days a week and the teacher is pretty heavy-handed when it comes to homework. That means for the next two months, I'll be studying my ass off and staying in on the weekends. Don't let movies fool you. Getting your life together is no walk in the park! The way I figure it is, this is a means to an end. So far, I'm really liking what I'm doing and I look forward to being proficient soon. After these classes are over, I plan on learning even more programs and then it's off to offer my services for monies. I mean.... who doesn't like getting paid for their skills and knowledge, right?

I feel like this is my season for change. It's that time where I actually get up off the couch and accomplish the things I said I've  wanted to do!  Are you in a season of change too? Do you know anything about coding?

Until the next time..



  1. This is awesome. I hope you totally kill it in those classes and become a coding queen. It'll all be worth it in the end. I taught myself some html and css about ten years ago and I can still poke around in my WordPress install without (completely) breaking it.

    You've got me thinking. Maybe I should take some classes too. Being able to edit headers on my blog is nice, but being able to code a site from top to bottom would be even better.

  2. Thanks, I really appreciate it! I totally get HMTL.. CSS is a little harder for me to grasp for some reason. I like it all though. I'm looking forward to playing around with this blog (or maybe a practice one first) and seeing what I can produce. :)

    You should totally take some classes!! From what I can tell, the techy community is very supportive so you'll have plenty of help along the way. Even if you decide not to take classes, there is a plethora of training and examples on the internet. If you decided to do so, good luck! Let me know how it goes. :)

  3. This does not sound like an easy class! But I am sure you will catch up. The beginning is always more difficult because you have to get used to different people. Good luck for the next 2 months!

    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence. :) I'm hoping that it'll all make sense soon. It's week three now, so at least I'm almost halfway through! Yippie

  4. I had my 14 yr old try a very basic coding class. He wants to make a video game. We will have to see how it goes. It all looks like jibberish to me, lol. You can do it though, I know you can.


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