The first courses I took at Skillcrush were design courses. And boyee, was I way over my head. I had never used Photoshop or any part of the Adobe suite. I would spend a half-hour just trying to move a box on an artboard! I spent Thanksgiving working through all the Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials on Adobe’s website. I played with the pen tool scribbling randomly until I got a feel for how it worked. By the end of that week, I was, not competent, but not wasting tons of time either.
What’s important about this is that this would be the model I experienced over and over again as I’ve learned to design and code websites.
At first you are stuck like a 1950’s Caddy in twelve inches of snow. Your wheels spin and there is no traction and it is really frustrating. But you keep working at it. You ask for help. You look up additional learning resources. And you start to improve. You reach a step or two above incompetent. You know you have a long way to go but it feels like with enough time, it’s doable.
This is going to be fun!