I’m pretty exhausted. Glad that we have our day off tomorrow. Read an awesome line out of meditations today : “We are all working on the same project, whether we realize it or not. Just make sure that your work is not like the bad line in a play, put there just for laughs”.

I think that in the program I am in and the process I am going through means I will not have the bad line in the play. And that is a good goal!

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Last night was wonderful except that I failed the assessment on my understanding of react either through exhaustion or nerves. I couldn’t do simple things like write an object correctly… That will come with practice I’m sure, just not super confident yet at the whole live-coding thing. The sprint went amazingly though and it was incredible to actually make something that created useful functionality!

Went swimming today for the first time in a while and hate the smell and taste of the pool at 24… I hope that my foot heals soon so that I can start running again. I think that will certainly help with all the anxiety that learning at such a fast pace can induce.

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Have not been keeping up with this the last couple days, but that’s alright! I think that yesterday was my most successful day thus far in the program! I correctly did the toy problem, did some good work on the sprint (and MOSTLY understood it!) and did well on my 1:1 session with my tech mentor! I’m hoping that today will be as good but I kind of doubt it.

We are starting the sprint that was the most frustrating to deal with according to basically all the staff. So I’m doing my best to not be intimidated and to approach it with an open mind and a joyous heart!

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Started the second sprint yesterday! It’s a doozy. Probably because it is all new material and none of which am I familiar. That’s okay because I’ll be forced to learn it. Me and my pair worked for five hours yesterday and just barely got the first part done. We still have five parts to go and it’s due tomorrow night. We do have a good amount of time to work on it, I just don’t know if that’s enough time to learn what the heck it is that we are supposed to know and then implement it correctly.

I don’t know if I’m actually acclimating to having my brain hurt all the time and the information overload which is constantly creeping up on me. I hope I’m getting used to it though!

Some generic encouraging ending statement.

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Very excited to start this morning! I have focused my entire routine around preparing my body for learning and memory retention and I feel great! It’s a lot easier to do healthy things for yourself when you are focused on a goal, especially when your health is paramount to your ability to succeed.

This morning I was reflecting on all the things I went through to get myself to this point, between working 6.5 nights a week at terrible jobs and learning a discipline for which I had no prior experience. These mornings and the feeling I have right now make it all worth it.

Onward and upward!

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