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...
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..