First day of school…
At the age of 35, I did not imagine I would be in school to learn a brand new skill set. A masters in psychology? Sure! Dare I say a PhD of some form? Ok!
Web development? Umm…I managed to graduate college without ever taking calculus. Mathematics, engineering, and such were never in my wheelhouse, much to the chagrin of my parents. So, when this opportunity came up, I had a lot of trepidation before joining. I didn’t realize I didn’t need to be a math genius to learn to code, contrary to all the tales of lore that had been presented to me during my academic career.
Side note: Yea, let’s a do better job of educating the current and future generations on exactly what different career paths entail and leave the nay-saying, nit-picking, and grade shaming guardians out of the picture. Maybe people are doing a better job now? I wouldn’t know, I don’t have kids — also, to the chagrin of my parents, but that’s a completely different story.
It’s only been one day (and a few weeks of pre-class prep work) and I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship, at the very least a valuable acquaintance. Really, I’m just happy my qualms have been quelled with the way in which the class is structured and the content presented, given I recently discovered my true learning style: short increments of focused work.
Day 1: so far so good, let’s see how this post goes at day 75.