In the two months that I’ve been studying with Bloc, and having done enough to get a solid understanding and application of frontend development, I want to discuss some of the challenges faced so far (that you may be able to relate to). I also want to talk about some goals ahead.
Some Challenges I’ve Faced
My world came crashing at first. I felt like a fraud – “Where did all that knowledge and solving JS problems go?! Why can’t I figure this out?! Do I know anything at all? What is the meaning of life?! Who really let the dogs out?!!!” But then I reached out to my mentor and he calmed me down “it’s normal! You have to go through this phase”. He was right. Coding after all, is just a matter of feeling great after you solve pain in the butt problems. It’s that cycle of dopamine rush we’re all seeking (or is that just me?). Eventually I did end up solving the problems – and I started becoming better day by day, as I kept working through the program.
Sometimes it was just a matter of letting a difficult or abstract concept sink in your head after applying it and seeing what it did.
Goals are important. They guide your journey in any endeavor. With my coding skills, I would like to work on side projects that can potentially be useful and profitable. Ideally, something FinTech related would be great as I have the relevant experiences and the technical skills to produce useful tools for people. However, it’s not all just FinTech for me. Building out a SaaS or just a crazy, experimental idea as an exercise of your skills is something that I look forward to. I look forward to being able to implement all kinds of features and ideas. Heck, they don’t even need to be polished ideas – as long as they can stand on their own and do as they are intended to do.
Overall, I think a single post on challenges and some goals is not good enough. I will post my challenges and goals as they update and I come across unknown territories. I have a feeling there will be plenty ahead :).