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Nicki (she/her)

Hi everyone, I'm Nicki, originally from Germany, but live in Paris now.
I've signed up for this challenge two years ago already, but failed terribly :D
I guess partly because I left the community aspect aside, so it was easy to lose focus.
I'm 34 and looking for a career change like some of the others here as I can see. I'm not sure if coding will actually be it in the end, but keep coming back to it, so there must be a reason!?
I was glad that the first assignment was to read a post about coding anxiety, because it confirmed that I'm not alone with those feelings. I think my biggest fear is to put a lot of time and effort into this only to find out that I'm not good enough, that I can't keep up with the latest developments in coding (and therefore anything I learned will be useless or outdated after a few months if I don't put a lot of work into keeping myself up to date) and lastly, that actual coding that can earn you money (not the one you do for fun in your first couple of lessons online) might turn out to be less interesting than I hope it would...
I'm hoping this challenge can answer some of those questions/doubts for me :D