Some concerns about attempting to become a programmer

Starting a programming course is a big deal for a lot of reasons. I quit my job, which was my main source of income, and committed to spending twelve weeks of my life dedicating all my time to learning and writing about code. This is an interesting experience. It’s risky, new and challenging, and I have very little idea about where it will take me. While I believe it is the right decision, I’ve inevitably encountered some doubts and concerns about this along the way. Instead of just ruminating about them, I’ve explained some of them below, in the hope of understanding the feelings a little better, and potentially starting a discussion with anyone who can empathise.

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The first few days at Makers Academy

Today marks the middle of my first week at Makers Academy. I have only done a couple of days of coding so far, about the experience has been fantastic already. Programming in pairs has been a great way to write code whilst explaining my ideas to someone else, and learning from their perspective too. I have covered so much more ground in a short space of time than in weeks before the course started, and the feeling of coming home every day having learnt a new skill or concept I can use is amazing. 

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