Learn to Code
In January 2021 I made the decision to change careers. I stopped working and dedicated myself to learning to code 6 days a week.
This site documents my journey.
So, twenty days in, I’m making a course adjustment. I’ve had some opportunities to do further web work come up utilizing my existing skillset (wordpress sites, copywriting, general graphic design, etc.), so I’ve decided to cut back on the coding and balance my time between learning to code and web work. I’m blending in Webflow
My Daily "Learn to Code" Routine
Self-study is difficult.
I’ve found that pairing a daily study routine with the overall study plan helps me to stay focused and disciplined.
This 24 hour clock chart shows the daily program I’ve committed to follow to reach my goal of learning how to code.
Originally the plan was daily blog updates, but there isn’t enough time in the day for that I’ve realized after a few weeks, so I’ll be updating with a weekly post.
I'm an Inspiration Junkie
I don’t have a “Plan B” when it comes to finding work as a developer. Arnold’s speech below explains what I mean.
When I began university, I thought I wanted to be a “business” guy. After working for one of the Big Four accounting firms in downtown Toronto, however, it was clear that the corporate life was not for me.
I’ve now spent the last fifteen years working in the natural resources sector. For the past ten, I’ve worked as an independent contractor and consultant through my own company.
As my work has become increasingly profitable, it’s also become proportionally less rewarding personally, with large increases in complexity, pressure, and stress in 2020.
Looking down at my eleven-month-old daughter, I’ve decided it’s not a lifestyle I’m interested in continuing to live. I’ve been developing websites as a side interest since I was in high school, and now I’ve decided to make it my career.
Self-Taught and Self-Made People That Inspire Me
Click their photos for a link to a video, or check out their social links below.
Note that I have no affiliation with anyone listed below, I’m just inspired by what they’ve accomplished.
"Fun" and "Professional" aren't mutually exclusive.
The world needs more Frank.
Where I learn to code:
Whether you’re learning to code yourself, have a question or a comment, or just want to say hello, please drop me a line!