Adapting to Challenges I've Faced At My 2 Weeks Boot Camp in Andela.
I once read an anonymous quote that said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty.” It never made sense then, but it sure does now.
I started my journey on learning how to code earlier on this year. YouTube videos were my main resource and after hours and hours of learning at a comfortable pace, I came up with a website. I got both pats on my back and intense criticism but all in all it worked and that`s all that mattered to me.I was drooling for more and I got to learn of Andela from a close friend which I applied to and was blessed to be picked from the immense crowd.
At Andela, I faced challenges that have shaped me from the boy that I came in as into a warrior that I am now. Waking up early in the morning was not my norm. It was very challenging at first, but I’ve now adapted to waking up at 3 am and as if that is not enough, sleeping at 11 pm. If you love comfort, your sleep, you hate pushing yourself to the limit and can never sacrifice for a greater cause, please do NOT bother getting into Andela.
Having to learn a new language in three weeks is what I have been hacking. I can attest to you that is and was not fun as I had anticipated. But my passion in building my coding skills and joining a movement that is already impacting me positively in my life drove me on. I learned that you should never resist change. Instead, adapt to accepting it and loving it as hard as it comes.
Andela has given me weeks filled with pain, effort, and difficulty. The result, is me being way better than I was before I applied for Andela. For sure, it is my place to be.