Pause and Reflect

As yesterday marked our official half-way point in the class, I decided to take a little time today to pause and reflect a bit on where I am now.

It’s been about a year-and-a-half since I was first introduced to the concept of coding and bootcamps and began nurturing the tiniest inkling that this would/could be a path for me moving forward. Since that time, I’ve moved across the country, quit my job, and taken a full-on dive into the world of programming and all the possibilities and worlds that open up within the context of coding.

I’ve spent months researching options, talking to “in the business” folks, meeting and interviewing with a number of boot camps and preparing myself physically, psychologically, and financially (!) to step out into this program.

Before the course even began, I spent countless hours poring through books/articles/lectures on programming, and at least as much time watching videos and participating in online coding courses and tutorials.

Since starting at The Iron Yard in June, I have learned more than I ever thought possible in such a short amount of time. I have made some truly wonderful friendships and become a part of an incredibly welcoming, supportive community that continues to deepen with each passing day.

The topic of yesterday’s morning huddle, was on the importance of paying attention to the way you fill your time and the things you experience and learn with that time. Part of why I wanted to start this blog in the first place was so that I would have a daily practice of taking a (sometimes long) moment to step back and reflect on each day. To pay attention and stay present. To notice more.

I’m so grateful for all the amazing support, hard work, and luck, that’s responsible for getting to me to where I am today. And I’m so excited to get back to work and continue running (with intention and awareness, of course) through these next couple of months. Hope you’ll stay along for part of the ride!

Song of the Day: “What’s It Gonna Be?” by Shura

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