Memory Hook: Wet Dog
Yes it is completely normal. Here's why:
- You're learning a new way of thinking that is procedural and logical. Many of Us aren't used to doing that.
- There are a ton of new confusing concepts and terms - it's more akin to learning a new language even though it's in English.
- Tutorial creators often suffer from the Curse of Knowledge. (When you know something, you find it hard to remember what it's like not knowing it.) New material is often taught at a pace and level you are not used to yet.
Understand there you will be confused, and just roll with it.
It won't be forever, but you will drag yourself into a funk if you try to learn everything you do not know yet.
Keep a "What Does This Mean" list and look up definitions and examples when you have time.
Between meetings, waiting for the bus/subway, in a waiting room, in line at a store. There are so many moments we waste on other platforms that are perfect amounts of time to fill in gaps in knowledge.
Mediate - the last time you were so lost for so long, you were just a kid and everyone gave you permisison to screw up.
Now you're an adult, and you're expected to have your shit figured out. Give yourself that license to get your hands dirty again and not know it all at the beginning.
Get it? Hello? -> "Jello"? hahahaha
Coding is hard enough, there's no reason to make it harder.
There's something in our field called Imposter Syndrome where you think you're a fraud because you don't have a computer science background.
Leeeetttttsss... not do that here. You're not a fraud.
At Front-End Careers, we know what you're going through. Come talk to us and we'll use plain English and get to the bottom of whatever is blocking you.
Everyone is welcome.
Pat was a Boy Scout growing up and it had a sincere positive impact on the way he wants to conduct business. Shout out to Catalina Council.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly , Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
That's what you can expect around here.
Pat does like his F-bombs, so expect a few of those.
There are lots of ways to make money on the internet, but tricking and taking advantage of someone isn't going happen around here.
All product reccomendations, suggestions, classes, courses or plans are made with 100% honest intentions.
We're willing to pass up money because your trust is more important to us.
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