What I Learned from Creating a MySpace Page

I wish someone had told me, all that coding I was doing back in the day, creating my MySpace page, would have lead to a lucrative career. I met have retained some of that knowledge and continued to learn it. Coding refers to computer languages used to create software, websites, and apps.

There are tons of coding languages! Two years ago, when I started learning how to code, I started with CSS & HTML, two of the basic coding languages then moved to more complex languages like Ruby and Python.

I didn’t realize that as I was learning these coding languages, that I was essentially learning a different language. Through persistence and practice, I taught myself how to comprehend those funny looking codes that resemble arithmetic problems.

I didn’t just learn how to code; I also learned how to navigate web development platforms like Wix, Tumblr, and WordPress. Now as a result, I know how to build websites. I not only learned how to build a website, I learned how to think more abstractly.

I’ve learned how to think outside of the box. Before I was thinking linear, either this or that, whereas now I think about an unlimited amount of possibilities. It could be this, that, then, there, why, how, much like life, nothing is ever certain.

I did not start to learn coding with the intention to build a website, I really just loved learning something new. It felt like playing a game. I enjoyed it. I’m not going to lie, it feels really good knowing that I built something from scratch. I’m super proud of myself! I’ve learned some complex computer languages and essentially expanded the way my brain processes information as a result.

When was the last time you learned something new? Like a language, crocheting, or coding, wow’s a fine time to learn something new. Whatever you decide, take the opportunity to improve in an area that you’ve yet to tackle.

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