It’s live. It’s more or less done.
What am I talking about? My portfolio website. The first project on my ‘learning how to code’ journey.
Is it perfect? No. Does it need a little tweaking here and there? Yep, it sure does. But this small victory has taught me a few things:
- Just do it! Stop thinking about it and just start already
- I knew more than I thought I did
- Search engines and forums are your friends because someone has already asked the question
- My need to complete something has to be greater than my fear of failing or completely sucking at something
- Doing a little every day is better than doing large chunks sporadically throughout the week
- I’m now more aware of getting stuck in a reading loop – sometimes I’m reading about learning to code more than actually coding
- Book time in a calendar to practice daily
I’m by no means calling myself a developer, I see all of this as a way to improve my UX skills and create things for myself. I’ve already started prototyping something that fulfils a need I have. There are so many possibilities, and that’s what excites me the most.