Why do I find it so hard to focus on programming

Originally posted on 29/01/2015

Hello world, I'm back again. Two posts in two days? wow. So as some of you may know, I took codecademy's HTML and CSS web development course, and surprisingly finished it. Sure it took me over two years of starting it, getting bored, forgetting about it, starting it all over again. But hey, I finished it.

Following that I took a break from learning and decided to put my newly learned skills to use, by building websites. I built one for my dad, one for my cousin which never ended up being completed and made endless changes to my own portfolio of websites.

Around 3 months ago, I decided to start learning again. I didn't want to learn the way I did with HTML and CSS though. I wanted it to be extensive. So I took Harvard's CS50 (an introduction to computer science) course, and I loved it. In one lecture David Malan was able to explain to me what Binary was, something my Computer Science teacher failed to explain to me in 2 years of high school. I got 3 weeks into it, that's 6 lectures, and I got bored. Also, I forgot about everything.

3 weeks back, I decided to go back into it. I jumped into week 4 and had no idea where I was. I decided to retake it from the beginning. 2 weeks into that and I got bored again. The language was C.

I thought, you know what? Maybe I'm just not into coding. At the back of my mind, I knew that was a lie. Yesterday, when I was messing around with my blog's code, was ecstatic. It was the most fun I had in a while. Then it struck me, maybe I'm not into regular development coding. Maybe I'm more into web tech? So for now, I think I'm going to pause CS50, and maybe do Codecademy's PHP lesson first?

Wish me luck.

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