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Misty
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Two Weeks and One Day Down!

I've now exceeded the number of Days of Code that I did back in 2020. While I'm starting to feel a teensy bit more nervousness ("whoa, I'm really doing the thing."), I feel encouraged, empowered, and excited to keep going!

I spent the past week working on:

✅ a static website
✅ Responsive Web Design (RWD) course on freeCodeCamp.org
✅ reviewing more of my Skillcrush courses
✅ played through Flexbox Froggy - so educational and cute! 🐸
✅ started using Mimo app for additional review

As I've been reviewing my course material, everything seems so much easier to comprehend. I imagine some of that is already having some familiarity with things from my previous efforts, but I think most of it is being in a better headspace to tackle these things. And I just feel ready.

My goals for the coming week:

◻️ keep coding everyday
◻️ work on a mobile-first, responsive design for the static website I created last week (and possibly work on a post or posts detailing the iterative process for it)
◻️ watch some code with me streams on Twitch (if you have any recommendations, please let me know!)
◻️ get through the City Skyline project in freeCodeCamp's RWD course
◻️ try to replicate something from scratch

One of the projects in the Responsive Web Design course on freeCodeCamp.org is to make a Nutrition Label.

a generic nutrition label

This sort of project is really eye-opening for me because it makes me consider what other everyday items I could make just using some HTML and CSS. I want to approach more things with that mindset: with the tools I have, what can I replicate, improve, and create?

Are there any things that you tried or are trying to replicate just to practice your HTML and CSS skills?

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jacobvarney

Congrats Misty!

I imagine some of that is already having some familiarity with things from my previous efforts, but I think most of it is being in a better headspace to tackle these things.

This feels like a real phenomenon and it happens to me at least for video games. I recall playing League of Legends, quitting for a few months, and coming back feeling like I'm better than before. I haven't experienced that for coding - it's just imposter syndrome all the time 😂

Are there any things that you tried or are trying to replicate just to practice your HTML and CSS skills?

I once tried creating a page based on the label design for a bottle of earplugs that I have. Didn't get too far - I hit one of those "whoa, I'm really doing the thing" moments and life hit.

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Misty Author

Thanks, Jacob!

I have definitely experienced the confidence boost of familiarity in other things (like crafting, or video games, or board games), but I was surprised to see it in coding too. Maybe because coding still feels like a big learning obstacle? Hopefully more time and consistent practice (and less life hits, which is a huge ask, I know 😂) will help us both!