Day 3 and 4 are done! I decided not to post about day 3 because I didn’t actually get to do any coding, my youngest is teething so I spent about 7 hours just walking around the house to try to keep him from screaming his head off. So instead of doing nothing during that time I put an earbud in my phone and watched my lessons on Udemy.com. I didn’t get to practice but at least I was able to expand my knowledge while walking…and walking…and walking! Today I was able to sit down and code for a bit and I have decided that while I like the style of codecombat.com I think I need to focus on something a bit more practical. I highly recommend code combat if you are just starting out or if you want a fun way to simply practice. I still plan on utilizing the site during my 100 day challenge, however I am going to start focusing more on my Udemy lessons, freecodecamp.com and codeacademy.com
One thing I have noticed in the short time I have been coding is that I tend to shy away from bigger challenges, the thought of coding an entire game, even a small one, seems overwhelming to me! This is what I want to do and I start to panic just thinking about else/if statements, do while loops, and math! I will be the first to admit that math is not my forte. I’m not horrible at it but its not my favorite subject, and there is a whole style of math for game development that I am just beginning to see! I tend to doubt myself, in pretty much anything I set out to do I always have this little voice saying I can’t do something, or I’m not good enough or smart enough…you get the idea. So I believe my biggest challenge during this 100 days will be to shut that inner critic up! Better yet, I am going to take that inner critic, force her into a rocket, and send her to mars! Ok so I won’t really be able to do that, but it makes for a nice visualization when my inner monologue starts being a downer.