Three weeks into my time at FullStack, and this place is definitely living up to its reputation as a ‘Bootcamp.’ Every waking moment is packed — we start at 9 AM, I leave at 9 PM with work still to do, and an hour commute bookends the day.
My first week here left me deeply unsettled, unsure whether I would be able to keep up. Everything felt foreign, from the new syntax to the difficulty of the exercises. And while I am feeling more comfortable with the content since then, I’ve had to build a much higher tolerance for failure than I’ve ever needed before.
But I keep close to me a piece of advice that Adam from the Flatiron School gave me last November: the best way to succeed at coding is to not give up. It doesn’t matter if you’re a little smarter than average or a little less smart: the key is to keep trying.