The Dante-esque rings of tutorial hell are slowly making their boundaries known. It’s been easy, as a freshly certified front-end web developer, to find comfort and safety in tutorials, free code camps, basic how-to videos, and super cheap boot camp courses. Having a full-time job whilst attempting a career switch also make tutorials an attractive way to pretend like I’m making headway in web development.
By miracle of miracles the Udacity/Google scholarship students in the four concurrent nanodegrees received happy news of another two week extension. The collective exhales by those of us who pulled multiple all-nighters while also going to regular jobs leading up to the November 14 deadline was felt rippling across the Grow With Google Slack channels. We now have until November 30.*
There’s something about squandering your time that makes you realize that you’re probably not cut out for the pro-leagues of life. And by that, I mean having ambitions and aspirations and actualizing them. Or, in my case, not quite actualizing anything. Only half-assing them and feeling “okay” enough about having “tried” to accomplish something.