100 Days of Code: Day 48

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I'm starting to really embrace this challenge as being part of my journey and it's a wonderful thing.

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1526680382655{margin-top: 15px !important;margin-bottom: 60px !important;padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_column][vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Progress%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2248%22%2C%22color%22%3A%22blue%22%7D%5D” title=”100 Days of Code, Round 1″ percentage_value=”27″ title_color=”#3e3e3e” bar_color=”#1b7da9″ track_height=”20px” track_color=”#e7f6fc” m=”20″ extra_class=”” units=”%”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Goals For Today:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”16″ icon_margin=”20″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^4091|url^https://www.blissfullemon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/done.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^done|description^null”]Finish the Basic Algorithm Scripting section of Free Code Camp[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^4091|url^https://www.blissfullemon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/done.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^done|description^null”]Start on the Object Oriented Programming section of Free Code Camp[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list][vc_custom_heading text=”The Good & Bad” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]I’m not feeling great today, so it has been a little bit harder mentally to stay on task. I normally try to sleep the day away when I feel this tired and crummy, but because of this challenge, I haven’t allowed myself to do that.

On the plus side, despite feeling like garbage, I have managed to finish the remaining JavaScript algorithm challenges and start on Object-Oriented Programming. I plan to go back and continue working on those for a little while longer after I post this update. Then tomorrow, I will finish and move on to functional programming before ending my week with intermediate algorithms, data structures projects, and the rest of that ES6 section.

By no later than this time next week, I really hope to have that Javascript Algorithms And Data Structures Certification. I’m drooling over it at this point.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”My Journey” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]One of the coolest parts of this experience is seeing how far I have come in accepting this as being my journey and no one else’s.

Too often, I hold myself to an unreasonably high standard. If person A is capable of mastering a concept in 20 minutes, I should be able to keep up or exceed that goal. Otherwise, I am failing because I am “too slow”, “too dumb”, or any other self-deprecating thing I can imagine.

That is the mindset that I had when I began this challenge 1.5 months ago. I started out thinking that I was going to learn almost everything, have a massive 300+ project portfolio, and walk away from the challenge as an expert because I should be able to replicate the successes that everyone else has had (yes, all at once).

Even today, I was hesitant to reveal that I’d spent nearly 3 hours on the last 3 algorithm challenges because I know that this is very slow and it shows weakness that I don’t necessarily want others to see. But that’s the thing… it took me 3 hours, but I finished. I didn’t get frustrated and give up. I kept going and finished what I started.

I’m learning to accept the fact that sometimes other people are just going to be better/faster/smarter in certain areas, but that doesn’t make me less than anything or anyone. We’re just different people. They are on their journey and I am on mine.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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