Between work, spending extra time with family, and studying, it’s been hard to gather any extra energy to blog. These past few weekends, Shel and I have been out and about spending time with old friends, hanging around town with my sister (we had like 3 shopping trips!) and eating crazy good food with all the folks that we love. Which means that I have random food photos to share!
These were crazy good! Ice cream sandwich craziness. Choco-chip cookie with coffee as a topping. LIT.
This pork bun was litty.
Catching him social mediaing his noms.
Lamb Steak and Cheese
Sushi rock with work buds!
Sheldon’s ice cream sandwich creation.
Black Truffle Salt Fries 😍
Grilling and chilling from this past weekend.
Each day the work took me about 15-20 minutes to complete (a little longer if I was being extra picky or needed to research a little more about a topic). It’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re a beginner who needs practice with HTML and CSS.
Also, I’ve finished Watch and Code! This gave me the random confidence to get back into freecodecamp vs. finishing up the web development bootcamp on Udemy. I’m currently working on the portfolio project in FCC and I plan starting an ABC challenge project tomorrow evening!
I’m also thinking about starting a monthly favorites post series. If I do, you’ll see a post this week with my September Favorites! It will be on the late side, but I gotta start sometime! And I do have quite a few favorites to share.
I’m so glad that I started this course early. I love that Gordon breaks things down in small snippets with plenty of reviewing sandwiched in the videos and after the units (or Versions in this case). Each section directly applies to a todo list app that we build through Vanilla JS. We are basically learning and coding the app as we go!
And luckily, it’s a fairly short course that is well organized enough for me to refer back to when I’ll need a refresher during the bootcamp. It’s helped me so much to better understand certain concepts like functions, for loops, and using ‘this’. I’ll probably check out his other courses at some point.
Lol, I feel like I just posted an ad for this course. Nope, this is just part of the process.
In non-code related news, this weekend is the the Baltimore Book Festival! Yayyyy! I’ll probably post some photos and book finds from the fest on Sunday. Maybe I’ll find some web development reads! 📚👓❤️
Note: This is such a random post! I had to blog something though. Ok, let’s get it.
But, it IS almost time to get into my first serious project with The Web Developer Bootcamp! So far, the focus has been a few small exercises and quizzes to test knowledge. I’m excited and a little nervous, but I know it’ll be fun to get into building something substantial. I’ll try my best to chronicle the process of this going forward.
And yeah, I am a CrossFitter! Totally random to just point that out on this blog. It’s a huge part of my life; practically saved it! This was my workout from today:
I ❤️ how challenging, random and fun it is! I also coach CrossFit classes and it’s amazing to be apart of the community. I’m starting to feel the same way with learning to code. 😀
Ok, no more random. Back to this behemoth of a book!
Taking a quick break from coding today to post some goodness.
I wanted to go ahead and share a few tools that have really helped me out this week that I plan to keep in my web development toolkit throughout this journey.
Mainly due to not being diligent enough with studying at night as I planned. Before I get into today’s progress of this unit, I’ll just lay out a new version of my revised study plan with an explanation as to why.
Trying to study right when I get home from work isn’t going to cut it for me. Not because I’m lazy or anything; it’s more due to time constraints. As I live in Baltimore, MD and work in Arlington, VA, it typically takes 1-2hrs to get back home from work. My husband and I drive to and from work Mon-Fri (he works in NoVA as well), so our commute is pretty hellish some days. I work from around 8am till sometime after 5pm. So that means that we get home around 7pm. On a good day, it could be sometime before 7pm that we’re able to drag our butts in the house.