I shared this briefly in one of my previous posts, but here I want to elaborate more on my reasoning for learning code, how I'm going about it, and where I'm at currently. To start, I'll go ahead and explain how this began in the first place.
My whole life I pushed away from the idea of learning any coding or computer science. I finally fell in love with learning in high school, but I always assumed I would never try coding. You can't know everything, right? Well, obviously. Though coding was intriguing to me, I didn't think I was intelligent enough to learn it.
Math was a challenge growing up. Fail, after fail, after fail, lead me to believe that I would never be good enough to excel in it. For that reason, I always thought that technical subjects were out of my reach. Heck, even within my artistic interests I struggled to find confidence! That, especially, lead me to disregard things like math, coding, and advanced science - although, I was curious.
I also never thought I'd enjoy writing, but here I am blogging every day. Once you learn something, and you truly study it, you begin to go down a rabbit hole. Writing led to blogging, blogging lead to learning SEO, and SEO led to coding. I may be leaving out details, but you get the point. Maybe I should've seen this coming, but I still find it shocking.
Now, how am I going about this? At first, I was looking into details about links (I was learning SEO). Then I thought, "Man, it would be really cool if I learned to code someday!" A few minutes later, I decided to go for it - but, I didn't know where to start. So, I did what everyone does when they need answers. That's right, Googled it. I stumbled across this video and went from there. I found this syllabus, bookmarked it, and then went straight to Khan Academy. (Oh Khan Academy, how you never fail me.)
This is all new for me, but I'm excited to do something different and out of my comfort zone. There will be more updates as I go along, but until then, here's to the start of something new!