2021 New Years Resolution

I’m a little late on this, but better late than never. For 2021, my goal is make sure I’m practicing my programming skills. Either by taking some training courses or just fiddling with personal projects. Noticed with 2020, I was dealing with depression which was really impacting my motivation. Still dealing with depression, but wasting my time isn’t doing me any favors. As another personal project, I finally started to learn how to play the guitar. Nothing to do with development, but I realized how much learning how to play the guitar was helping me feel more motivated.

Taking that same idea, I remember seeing a 100 Days of Code challenge on Twitter last year. Not going to necessarily commit to 100 days of coding specifically; but I’m going to work on fitting in some coding each week whenever I find myself just wasting time (which is quite a bit of time at the moment still). Something I did happen to catch while reading some of the posts was a link to Learn HTML5 and CSS3 From Scratch – Full Course YouTube training course shared via freeCodeCamp.org. I know I said I’m going to focus on C#; but considering I want to do web development, I need to also make sure I have a solid grasp of HTML and CSS for that front-end development. Won’t do me any good if I’m proficient in the back-end development if I don’t actually have a site to showcase anything.

The video is 11 hours and 30 minutes, so not going to blow through in one sitting. Just going to break it up into smaller sessions. Fortunately, the video itself is from a course that was originally broken up into small parts, and the the first pinned comment breaks up the timestamp for each section start. Will most of this is all a refresher so far, never hurts to re-review the basics to make sure I have them down. Made it through the first 15 parts today so far. I might watch more tonight; but if not, there is tomorrow. Just as long as I’m working on them consistently.