Y-e-a-h, when I first took a stab at learning to code, my partner —who has had years of computers, electronics, and product management under his belt —started walking me through something that I was just not getting. Everyone learns differently. I’m artistic, visual, and literal (when it comes to instructions). So when I had a problem thrown at me that had not been covered by the material in a course I was taking — this was before I realized I needed to research these sorts of things — I was pissed, in tears, in a rage. The same kind of pissed I get when taking a math class and the teacher decides to post an example that skips a few steps because they think all of the students understand how to do all of the steps. Anyway, he started to break down the problem logically. Sure, it started to make more sense when he broke it down, but it was still somewhat of a confusing blur to someone very new to technology. I realized I was not going to be coding my way to a developer job within 6 months. It was going to take longer for me and my ego was just going to have to accept it. I also knew there were other fields I could look into with similar skills (digital marketing, tech writing, etc.).

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