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A Fox and the Bean (days 22…31) 

Before heading out to Chicago I had conversations with several DevBootcamp alum and one of the instructors who’s an old friend of mine. It is only now, on the Saturday between weeks 7 and 8, that some of those conversations are coming back to the forefront of my mind. 

It will be one of the hardest things you’ve ever done.

You will learn a lot about yourself.

I was given these spoiler alerts back in March. And I’ll repeat them to anyone curious enough to ask. Because, it’s not until you actually put in the time and experience it yourself that you can know what that truly means.

What I’m adding to that list is:

  • the lessons you’ll learn will be different than the ones you expected to. 
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A Fox and the Bean (days 11…16, 18…21) 

I jump therefore I am. Surprisingly, it took 14 days before I did a gravity-defying selfie, which has been my MO for the past three years. I think it’s because it took at least that long for me to get into the groove of my current path as a fledgling programmer. 

We start week 6 tomorrow, and somewhere along the way, though I can’t pinpoint exactly when, I began to shed the cloak of self-doubt. After building my own blog and mini Flickr clone, pairing on two versions of a Javascript racer game and a clone of Hacker News, my biggest challenge is time. I don’t want to stop. I just want to add more features, make sweet seed files with my own Faker data, finesse the CSS, and push stuff up to one of my servers. 

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