Nicole Archambault

047: What to Do When You Wanna Give Up Coding

047: What to Do When You Wanna Give Up Coding

In this episode, Nicole helps you work through your feelings and obstacles when you feel like giving up on learning to code. It happens to all of us. We're plugging alone, doing tutorials and maybe building some small projects. And then things start to get hard. (It's super rare that people continue feeling confident like they do in the beginning, trust me!) So what do you do? You can hunker down and work harder or smarter, or you can choose the easier option: giving up entirely. I gave up entirely when I switched out of my Computer Science degree, and it still bothers me somewhat to this day although I've ultimately come to terms with it. The stress and imposter syndrome even in low-level college CS courses drove me to believing I wasn't a good fit for the industry. And seeing where I am now... I couldn't have been more wrong. I just wasn't learning properly. Whatever your reason, when you find yourself at the point where you want to give up, there are things you can do to mitigate those strong emotions leading you to question your skills and potential. I want to help you build that resilience so that when you inevitably fall... you'll always get back up. :) Even if you're not looking at the exit currently, I hope this episode will help you to understand the reasons why we decide to quit, a little about my own story, and how to stay standing when the experience of learning to code gets super rocky. Peace, love, and code,

Duration: 21 min

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