31 Steps To Become A Developer
Per Harald Borgen

Great Article! I’ve been trying to learn for the last 10 years, but I think I have ADD (Attention Disfunction Disorder). I start doing something, and when I’m in the middle of the project, I start doing something else. I started learning HTML and CSS 10 years ago; but I wanted to get a job as a web developer because I’m tired of working at restaurants and being on my feet for a long period of time. So I started learning JS 1 year ago. I even went to General Assembly Web Development Immersive program, but I felt like an idiot because all my classmates looked like they knew what they were doing except me. I wanted to learn fast and get a job….that was a big mistake! It’s been 1 year and 2 months exactly, and I still don’t have a job, and I feel like I still haven’t learned anything. I’m always teaching myself everyday how to code, but when I want to start doing a project or a tutorial, I get stuck and frustrated so I just stop for a while; and when I want to go back, I either forget what I was doing, or I start doing something else that looks more interesting and updated (then the same thing happens: I get stuck, frustrated, forgetful…you get the idea). I started Free Code Camp a year ago, and to this day, I still haven’t finished it. I have subscriptions to Treehouse, CodeSchool, and most of the time I get frustrated and don’t finish the tutorials. I’m starting to realize that I’m probably not cut out for this type of career. Now I’m 46, and I’m still hopeful to find a job as a developer, but my hopes are diminishing by the minute. I wonder if anybody had had the same feeling as me. If you do, let me know so I can keep going; or maybe, I should just stop and focus my life on something else.

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