01. Some kind of beginning

I’m 40. well, I will be in 7 days.

I never thought I’d be this old, this worried about my future, or my family’s future. I thought I’d wake up at 40 and would have accomplished everything I ever wanted. Maybe I’d own my own business, working for myself instead of working for a company that didn’t appreciate me or the work I do. To be honest, I never thought I’d wake up and have a family, but that’s a story for another time.

I don’t feel old. Most of the time I’m mistaken for someone in my mid to late 20s. What I do feel is pressure.

I’m not writing this to complain about my life, or about time flies, and blame other things and other people for where my life has wound up. I really wanted to document a journey.

I started learning to code last June, but it’s been sporadic, and I haven’t retained much. So this time, I’m starting over. I have a plan. This is hopefully part of what will help keep me focused, and moving forward.

The great thing about being human is that we can start over. Any time, any place.

So what’s the plan? For starters, during some googling trying to find a solid way to code on my Chromebook, I ran across Free Code Camp. I cannot believe I didn’t discover this back when I started coding, it’s certainly been around that long. My main plan is to work through the entire thing, front end and back end. I’m also going to finish the bootcamp course I own on Udemy, and pick up some of the reading material from a list from one of the people on the FCC forum, p1xt. I’ll link some of the stuff I’m going to do, and talk about my progress along the way.

Thanks for reading.