So day 8 and I decided that I wanted to work on my project for the day on my own, meaning no help from the boyfriend or JD (that’s Jennifer Dewalt if you didn’t know).
Anyyyyywayyy, the outcome was a minor (read: mayor) meltdown, ending in complete disbelieve in this project and that I will actually become a programmer one day. I had to realise that if I don’t get any help, I will have to scale down my ambitions and be okay with doing some really basic stuff to begin with.
That ended up in a REALLY simple jQuery animation of the cutest donut truck (not my design) “driving” over the screen and with a speech bubble in CSS (found here among other really cool speech bubbles in pure CSS) popping up at the end of the “drive”.
You wanna see my truck? Here ya go!
What I learned including meltdown:
- That no matter how badly I wish I was ready to work as a REAL programmer, I’m not ready yet. And it will take time. I realised that I think I have programmed more than I actually have, but that will hopefully change during this 100 day project.
- That I have to find a better way to deal with my fear of failure. Because having a meltdown is far from productive (duh!) and that won’t get me closer to my goal.