What I learned today: the drama of self-teaching

It is very difficult to keep ourselves, especially as self-taught, focused on a developing path. We keep jumping from subject to subject, at first lost in the overwhelming flow of info, then trying to understand what we would like to learn and create, and when we (more or less) decide what we would like to be, here we are, submerged by even more info than before. The risk of feeling inadequate and spinning on the same spot is behind every corner. And as a very non-confident person, I drown easily and stop coding whenever I feel as "not enough". But it is enough. It is enough to be confused, but a little less confused than yesterday, when you had no idea what front-end or back-end were. It's enough to be a little less confused than one month ago, when searching for help on Stack Overflow gave you just a headache - and now just a minor itch of the eyebrow when you understand at least what the hell they are talking about, whereas before you ended up crying in the corner of all those acronyms and puzzling words. It's enough when you build and take care of your first database with Node and Mongoose, while your girlfriend glances at you as you are posting questions like "How can I kill all the children of a parent with Mongoose?", thinking of weird mass murdering with awkward animals and slightly taking a step away. It's enough, and sometimes it's fun, and it's funnier than the day before, and that's what I'm trying to look at. Because, if you don't have fun with something is because you suck at it. So, today I'm happy because I created a tic-tac-toe game with probably the dumbest Cpu Moves ever, but it was fun. After swearing for a couple of hours to a function that didn't function...it was fun.

LITTLE STEP OF THE DAY: TIC-TAC-TOE GAME, PYTHON.

READING: AUTOMATE THE BORING STUFF WITH PYTHON MOOD: I WANT SUSHI

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Ruth Ikegah's photo

Nice and short. Self-learning can really be overwhelming