# My First Blog

“Ladies and gentlemen, as we start our descent, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened and all carry-on luggage is stowed underneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead bins. Thank you. Prepare for landing.”

The journey is the hard part but, keeping in mind that one day I will be ready to be stumped (for a short time) by a larger and more extravagant challenge, this venture is a privilege to undertake.

As I go through the prep work for Flatiron, the most interesting thing I have seen so far is the Developer console. I must admit that being that words can be so arbitrary, the prework is frustrating at times. It’s almost a map; even though I understand the reason for the actions taken, and understand the concept of reading code forwards and backward to find destinations, I don’t know enough about learn.co to know if my vernacular is a hindrance or if I’m not processing the information the way it was intended. Either way, I’m sure the console is barking obscenities at me. Sometimes I don’t know exactly what it’s saying but, I’m sure it is not nice. (Did you notice I used the word “map”? This is only my impression while doing the prework but, I would not mind a second, more engaging, visual component helping to reinforce the readings. But, c’est la vie. I’m trying to get a jump on my first blog post. And, there is a very good chance I will not change this first post just for the sake of having an accurate record of my experience.)

One night after finishing a readme, I decided to take a break and play a game of Scrabble on one of my favorite websites. With the lesson still on my mind, I opened the developer console. Man, oh man; the console didn’t stop moving the entire time! It moved too quickly for me to read the code in real-time but, I watched the program update as I moved each piece. The program even technically locked me out when it wasn’t my turn to move.

I could say I want to be a programmer because I will make a lot of money one day but, my real answer is I want to be able to challenge myself in an unbiased environment. I’m not talking about biased as in having unresolved differences either.

It’s the little things that mean the most to me.

The number “2” can’t have a bad day. That means no matter what I do to offend the number, such as writing code that needs the integer values of “2+2” to equal “5”, that will never happen. It won’t change, and I like that; I like the certainty.

I look forward to learning with you all! Let’s have fun!

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Update: 7/1/2021

I am ecstatic that I finished the program. Moving forward, I would like to learn about algorithms which will probably humble me immensely. But, on the other hand, I'm relieved because programming will become fun again ( and I hope that statement was taken in the right way). I would also like to learn Docker and Kubernetes. Then, since I learned JavaScript and React, I think I would like to work with Vue or Angular.

I know that's a lot but, I'm excited and, that's my plan.

Once again, I look forward to learning with you! Let’s have fun!



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